Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



5 Avenue de la Paix


Each year, UNICEF's New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) looks for talent in specific functional areas. This year the focus is on Operations and Emergency.

Successful candidates be included in our Talent Group as part of the NETI Programme. The NETI Programme is designed for dynamic professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF. As a NETI, you will work alongside dedicated technical experts who do whatever it takes to save and protect the world's most vulnerable children.

Operations (P-3 level)

As a Strategic Business Partner, the incumbent, partnering closely with Operations practitioners and business clients, will be accountable for Operations functions, facilitate change, provide risk informed, solution-focused analysis, advice and services and contribute to programme and management decisions for delivering results for children in specific operational contexts.

Main requirements

An advanced university degree (Master’s and above) in one of the following areas is required: business management; financial management; accounting; public Finance; and related operations function (supply chain, human resources, information technology, international business, project management, etc.); or a full professional accounting designation (CA, ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CPFA, Expert Comptable) from an internationally recognized institute/body of accountancy with valid membership in good standing.

A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience, at the national and/or international level, in implementing organizational initiatives in one or more Operations areas including budget; financial management and reporting; facilities management; administration; supply and logistics management; information and communication technology; human resources.

Fluency in English (written & verbal) and professional working proficiency (B2) of another official language of the United Nations is required.

Emergency (P-3 level)

As an Emergency Specialist, you will work under the guidance and supervision of the supervisor to establish and implement country office emergency preparedness and response. You will also be responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency interventions to ensure the survival and well-being of children and mothers, and the affected communities in an emergency situation.

Main requirements

An advanced university degree in social sciences, public administration, international law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration law, or related discipline. Preferably a combination of management, administration, and relevant technical fields.

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration, including in developing countries and/or emergency settings.

Fluency in English (written & verbal) and professional working proficiency (B2) of another official language of the United Nations is required.

More information and how to apply:


The remuneration for UNICEF staff in the Professional and above categories is made up of two main elements; a base salary and post adjustment.

  • Base Salary: The salary scales for the Professional and higher categories are based on five Professional grades (P-1 to P-5), two Director levels (D-1 and D-2) as well as the levels of Assistant Secretary-General and Under Secretary-General. The scales are expressed as gross and net base salaries and applied uniformly, worldwide, by all organizations in the United Nations common system. Please find the current salary scale at the following link: UN ICSC Website  

  • Post adjustment: Post adjustment is a cost-of-living adjustment designed to provide staff with equivalent purchasing power all duty stations. For further details about post adjustment, see UN ICSC web site.

Depending on the type of contract offered, other benefits may include annual leave, sick leave, dependency allowances, health insurance and pension scheme. In addition, depending on the classification of the duty stations, there are additional benefits that may be applicable such as Hardship Allowance, Non-family service allowance, Danger Pay, Rest and Recuperation and more. A more exhaustive list of UNICEF entitlements can be found here.

If you would like to find estimates for your entitlements, you may use the online estimate calculator provided by UNDP here.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in English (written & verbal) and professional working proficiency (B2) of another official language of the United Nations (Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese or Russian) is required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Please take into account that the NETI programme is global, and you will be applying to a Talent Group that, if successful, may offer you a position with UNICEF anywhere in the world.