Frequently Asked Questions

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What are UNICEF’s areas of work?

UNICEF staff work in a number of areas related to our mandate. These functional areas in which we operate have been categorized in four broad areas: programme and policy – our work for the children, operations – support to our programmes, external relations – communication and advocacy, and emergency response.  

Programme (including cross-cutting functions): Adolescent Development, Child Protection, Communication for Development, Early Childhood Development, Education, Education, Environmental and Climate Change, Gender, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Immunization, Innovation, Nutrition, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Social and Economic Policy, Social Inclusion, Emergencies and Humanitarian Affairs

Operations: Administration, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Information and Communication Technology, Legal, Operations, Supply and Logistics

External Relations: Communication, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, Public Partnerships, Resources Mobilization.

To find more information on UNICEF’s focus areas please click on the “what we do section” of the website.

Which type of roles does UNICEF offer?

UNICEF’s workforce is made up of different categories of staff reflecting various levels of responsibilities and duties. Each category of staff has its own requirements.

UNICEF provides opportunities for various categories of staff and non-staff functions:

International Professional (IP) staff is recruited internationally and serve in all duty station globally. They hold leadership, managerial or specialist functions which require a level of technical expertise. 

General Service (GS) staff is locally recruited and provide administrative and support services across all areas of the Organization.  

National Officer (NO) staff is nationals of the country in which they perform functions of a technical and professional nature. 

Which type of contracts does UNICEF offer?

UNICEF staff work in a number of areas related to our mandate. These functional areas in which we operate have been categorized in four broad areas: programme and policy – our work for the children, operations – support to our programmes, external relations – communication and advocacy, and emergency response.  

Programme (including cross-cutting functions): Adolescent Development, Child Protection, Communication for Development, Early Childhood Development, Education, Education, Environmental and Climate Change, Gender, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Immunization, Innovation, Nutrition, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Social and Economic Policy, Social Inclusion, Emergencies and Humanitarian Affairs

Operations: Administration, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Information and Communication Technology, Legal, Operations, Supply and Logistics

External Relations: Communication, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, Public Partnerships, Resources Mobilization.

To find more information on UNICEF’s focus areas please click on the “what we do section” of the website.

In which countries/locations does UNICEF provide opportunities?

UNICEF staff work in a number of areas related to our mandate. These functional areas in which we operate have been categorized in four broad areas: programme and policy – our work for the children, operations – support to our programmes, external relations – communication and advocacy, and emergency response.  

Programme (including cross-cutting functions): Adolescent Development, Child Protection, Communication for Development, Early Childhood Development, Education, Education, Environmental and Climate Change, Gender, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Immunization, Innovation, Nutrition, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Social and Economic Policy, Social Inclusion, Emergencies and Humanitarian Affairs

Operations: Administration, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Information and Communication Technology, Legal, Operations, Supply and Logistics

External Relations: Communication, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, Public Partnerships, Resources Mobilization.

To find more information on UNICEF’s focus areas please click on the “what we do section” of the website.

Which qualifications are required to enter UNICEF?

UNICEF staff work in a number of areas related to our mandate. These functional areas in which we operate have been categorized in four broad areas: programme and policy – our work for the children, operations – support to our programmes, external relations – communication and advocacy, and emergency response.  

Programme (including cross-cutting functions): Adolescent Development, Child Protection, Communication for Development, Early Childhood Development, Education, Education, Environmental and Climate Change, Gender, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Immunization, Innovation, Nutrition, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Social and Economic Policy, Social Inclusion, Emergencies and Humanitarian Affairs

Operations: Administration, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Information and Communication Technology, Legal, Operations, Supply and Logistics

External Relations: Communication, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, Public Partnerships, Resources Mobilization.

To find more information on UNICEF’s focus areas please click on the “what we do section” of the website.

Which qualifications are required to enter UNICEF?

UNICEF staff work in a number of areas related to our mandate. These functional areas in which we operate have been categorized in four broad areas: programme and policy – our work for the children, operations – support to our programmes, external relations – communication and advocacy, and emergency response.  

Programme (including cross-cutting functions): Adolescent Development, Child Protection, Communication for Development, Early Childhood Development, Education, Education, Environmental and Climate Change, Gender, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Immunization, Innovation, Nutrition, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Social and Economic Policy, Social Inclusion, Emergencies and Humanitarian Affairs

Operations: Administration, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Information and Communication Technology, Legal, Operations, Supply and Logistics

External Relations: Communication, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, Public Partnerships, Resources Mobilization.

To find more information on UNICEF’s focus areas please click on the “what we do section” of the website.

Which qualifications are required to enter UNICEF?

UNICEF staff work in a number of areas related to our mandate. These functional areas in which we operate have been categorized in four broad areas: programme and policy – our work for the children, operations – support to our programmes, external relations – communication and advocacy, and emergency response.  

Programme (including cross-cutting functions): Adolescent Development, Child Protection, Communication for Development, Early Childhood Development, Education, Education, Environmental and Climate Change, Gender, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Immunization, Innovation, Nutrition, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Social and Economic Policy, Social Inclusion, Emergencies and Humanitarian Affairs

Operations: Administration, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Information and Communication Technology, Legal, Operations, Supply and Logistics

External Relations: Communication, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, Public Partnerships, Resources Mobilization.

To find more information on UNICEF’s focus areas please click on the “what we do section” of the website.

Which qualifications are required to enter UNICEF?

UNICEF staff work in a number of areas related to our mandate. These functional areas in which we operate have been categorized in four broad areas: programme and policy – our work for the children, operations – support to our programmes, external relations – communication and advocacy, and emergency response.  

Programme (including cross-cutting functions): Adolescent Development, Child Protection, Communication for Development, Early Childhood Development, Education, Education, Environmental and Climate Change, Gender, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Immunization, Innovation, Nutrition, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Social and Economic Policy, Social Inclusion, Emergencies and Humanitarian Affairs

Operations: Administration, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Information and Communication Technology, Legal, Operations, Supply and Logistics

External Relations: Communication, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, Public Partnerships, Resources Mobilization.

To find more information on UNICEF’s focus areas please click on the “what we do section” of the website.