New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) - An entry point for dynamic professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF.
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 organisation’s 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 orientation at UNICEF New York Headquarters (NYHQ).
During this 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 duty station for the remaining 11-month period. During their assignments, the NETI participants receive dedicated support and development through orientation at New York Headquarters, mentoring, and external coaching to help develop their personal and professional skills, as well as 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, successful 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 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.
Interested candidates must share the United Nations values and ideals, and be able to listen to and understand the ideas and concerns of the people we serve.
Similarly, interested candidates must be able to communicate, and work strategically and effectively with others to achieve results. Additionally, it is critical for candidates to be geographically mobile and willing to serve in emergency and hardship duty stations.
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Title: Comprehensive Assessment of Water Quality Monitoring Systems in Somalia
Organizational Unit: WASH
Type of Contract: Short Service Agreement (SSA)
Duration: 42 days
Duty Station: Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia
Level: P3/NOC Equivalent
To develop a strategy framework for water quality monitoring and management system in the three Regions of Somalia (South Central, Puntland and Somaliland) in collaboration and consultation with the line ministries of Federal Government of Somalia, line ministries of Somaliland and Puntland and strategic WASH cluster/sector partners.
Scope of the Assessment
Water quality monitoring and surveillance had been implemented prior to the conflict in Somalia but fell in a state of disrepair soon after the conflict started. Some amount of monitoring and surveillance continued in the autonomous regions of Somaliland and the State of Puntland though.
Given the current security context, the consultant may not be able to visit all project sites and all implementation zones due to issues of access.
In this regard, the consultant will be expected to provide an overview of the water quality monitoring and surveillance activities, based on a thorough in depth desk study, interviews/meeting with partners and stakeholders in Nairobi and accessible zones including Hargeisa, Bossaso, Mogadishu and support this with more in-depth insight into/assessment of sites to which field visits can be undertaken – South Central Somalia.
Work plan and tentative Time schedule
The consultant will be expected to sign a contract, by 15th October 2013, which will commit her/him to commission the actual study and providing the agreed upon services on agreed upon dates falling between 15th October and 13th December 2013.
The consultant shall be expected to confirm availability within this time frame and respond to the work plan and schedule provided below, indicating whether and how s/he can adhere to or improve on it. The consultant may propose alternative approaches to collecting information and to carrying out the study in consultation with a local Somali translator and or contextual expert. The proposed number of days for each task includes travel to the respective locations.
The consultant should have the following qualifications:
Conditions of work, Logistics Support and Security
The consultant will work in close collaboration with the WASH consortium. S/he will work under the direct guidance and overall supervision of the Water quality steering committee at Nairobi.
The consultant will be based in Nairobi, with extensive travel within Somalia. UNICEF shall provide office space in Nairobi and at the zonal offices.
Accommodation and DSA will be covered while in Nairobi and in Somalia. DSA in Nairobi will not apply if the selected candidate is recruited from Nairobi. The consultant should preferably use his/her own laptop to carry out the required tasks.
No hazard/danger pay shall be paid to the consultant whilst in Somalia. The contract will provide the consultant with air ticket from and to the home country.
The contract will also cover travel to/from and within Somalia. The contract will cover costs related to security matters.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form (P.11) form, updated CV attaching copies of academic certificates to the email below. UN staff are requested to provide the last two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs).
Applications submitted without a duly completed and signed Personal History Form (P11) will not be considered. Please indicate your expected fee for providing the services of the said assignment.
Applicants must quote the vacancy number and post title in the subject line of the application.
Application to be received by 9th October 2013.
Email to: somaliahrvacancies [at] unicef.org
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted