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A: International Professional (IP) staff are recruited internationally and serve in all duty station globally. They hold leadership, managerial or specialist functions which require a level of technical expertise. Senior staff or Director level positions are also part of this category. For details, please refer www.unicef.org/about/employ General Service (GS) staff are locally recruited and provide administrative and support services across all areas of the organization and in all locations. National Officer (NO) staff are nationals of the country in which they perform functions of technical and professional nature. National Officers are recruited locally.
A: UNICEF offers various employment contracts based on the needs of the Organization. In India, at present UNICEF offers the following contract types: Fixed-Term Appointment: Fixed-Term or regular appointment – typically for a period of two years, renewable subject to the needs of the organization. You will be a UNICEF staff. Fixed-Term contracts can be issued in three categories of staff: International Professional, National Officer and General Service categories. Temporary Appointment: Temporary appointments are time-limited appointments issued for less than one year to meet specific short-term requirements, including in response to emergencies. Temporary Appointments can be issued in all three categories of UNICEF staff. Staff members recruited under a temporary appointment modality receive full salary but slightly reduced benefits. Consultancies: UNICEF also hires individuals for consultancies to accomplish, within a specified period of time, a defined task for which the necessary expertise is not readily available within the organization
A: UNICEF requires high technical competencies in respected fields. UNICEF recognizes that, not only is it essential to assess a person’s technical competence for a particular role, but that it is equally important to assess their behavioural fit for that role and their cultural fit within the organization. The selection of staff will be guided by UNICEF’s competency model. Core values should be held by all UNICEF staff. Competencies are sets of behaviors that are essential for the delivery of results for UNICEF. Core Values shared across all UNICEF staff include: Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity, and Commitment. Our core competencies are: Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. Expected proficiency in these areas varies by job level. Functional competencies also vary based on the functional area of a position. Please refer to the vacancy announcement of a position to learn about the required competencies. You can click on the following document for a detailed description of each UNICEF core value and competency.
A: Staff members in the National Officer and General Service categories are paid a salary based on a local salary scale which is reviewed periodically. Following link provides more information: • http://www.un.org/depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salaries/india.htm
A: Employees’ benefit from family friendly, work-life, and diversity policies, and UNICEF is committed to maintaining a balanced gender and geographical representation. Other Benefits and entitlements include: Tax exemption Salaries, grants and allowances paid by the United Nations are normally exempt from income tax. Allowances and benefits You may be entitled to other allowances and benefits including: Family allowances if you have eligible dependent children. Holidays and leave Depending on your contract, you will be entitled to 30 days to 18 days of vacation per year. In addition, UNICEF offers Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, Paid sick leave, etc. UNICEF also observes 10 paid holidays per year; these differ from field office to field office. Health insurance You will be eligible to participate in one of the UNICEF-sponsored medical insurance plans. The monthly premiums are co-shared by yourself and the Organization. Retirement pension If you have an appointment of six months or more or complete six months of service without an interruption you become a participant in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSP). A compulsory contribution will be deducted from your monthly salary.
A: UNICEF is currently aware of fictitious vacancy announcements that are being circulated through the internet, the purpose of which is to get people to register for employment or training and send in a fee. If you believe that you have received such a notice, you are kindly requested to check the authenticity of e-mails, letters or telephone communication purportedly from, for, or on behalf of the United Nations or its officials, and if you believe the information therein is fraudulent, send a fraud alert e-mail through: www.un.org/en/aboutun/fraudalert/contactform.asp?address=1. For additional information on the issue, please visit www.un.org/en/aboutun/fraudalert.
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