Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Get career with UNICEF - New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI)

The New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) is an entry point for dynamic professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF. As part of UNICEF’s global talent management strategy to achieve the organization current and future goals, the NETI Programme focuses on attracting, selecting, developing and retaining talent from entry to mid-career levels to grow and to develop in the organisation. NETI participants work actively in multicultural environments within the development and humanitarian arenas while contributing to delivering results for children.

NETI participants are given an initial one year work appointment that begins with a one month induction at UNICEF New York Headquarters (NYHQ). During this one month period NETI participants familiarize themselves with UNICEF and get the chance to meet HQ colleagues from the functional areas in which they will work during their field assignment. Participants are then deployed globally to a field or headquarters duty station for the remaining 11-month period. During their assignments, the NETI participants receive dedicated support for their development at the induction at New York Headquarters and through the mentoring and external coaching components, which help develop their personal and professional skills and maximize their performance.
Since merit and performance are the key features of the NETI Programme, a rigorous and continued assessment process takes place throughout their assignments. At the end of the first year and based on a performance review, NETI participants’ appointments are extended for a second year in their specific duty station or, if necessary, separated from the NETI Programme. After about 18 months from the time of their initial appointment, a performance review panel is held. This final review includes a comprehensive evaluation where participants’ overall performance in the NETI Programme is reviewed, and their suitability to be included into Talent Groups and to be given priority consideration for vacant positions is also determined.

NETI participants have the opportunity to go through a special learning and development path. The NETI Programme begins with a one month induction at UNICEF New York Headquarters (NYHQ). As part of the induction, participants also attend learning sessions to further build their organizational orientation process.
Each NETI participant has the opportunity to participate in a personal coaching programme to develop his/her UNICEF competencies. Additionally, a variety of other learning resources are available to strengthen his/her skills and knowledge. Under the NETI Programme's mentoring scheme, participants have the opportunity to choose a mentor - a more experienced UNICEF staff member - who will be available to provide them with confidential advice and organizational support.

As part of their conditions of service, staff members of the United Nations are provided with various benefits and allowances as part of conditions of service. The terms and conditions under which benefits and allowances are available to staff members are established by the Secretary-General in accordance with the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.

NETI participants are motivated and talented entry to mid-career level professionals who are interested in an international career with UNICEF, and who have a passion for making a difference for children worldwide.
The focus and method of work for NETI participants varies from country to country. However, participants typically interact with government, civil society, academic institutions, the private sector, UN agencies, donors and other development organizations in working towards childrens’ survival, protection and development goals.

The following candidates are eligible to apply to the NETI Programme:
  1. UNICEF National Professional Officers and General Service staff at the GS-6 and GS-7 levels;
  2. UNICEF staff members holding a temporary appointment;
  3. UNICEF Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) who have completed at least 15 months of the JPO Programme;
  4. External candidates from outside UNICEF. 
  5. Candidates from all nationalities are welcome to apply.

Preference will be given to candidates under 35 years of age.
 The NETI Programme is currently looking for specialists in the following functional areas:
  1. Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, P-3, Baku, Azerbaijan (NETI)
  2. Communication Officer, P-2, PARMO, New York (NETI)
  3. Programme Officer (Partnerships), P-2, Bujumbura, Burundi (NETI)
  4. Programme Specialist, P-3, Nouakchott, Mauritania (NETI)
  5. Child Protection Specialist, P-3, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (NETI)
  6. Social Policy Specialist, P-3, Bangkok, Thailand (NETI)
  7. Child Protection Officer, P-2, Islamabad, Pakistan (NETI)
  8. Child Protection Officer, P-2, Niamey, Niger (NETI)

Read more on http://www.careersatunicef.org/NETI/

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