PMCD Consultant

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

The Performance Management & Career Development (PMCD) section of the Division of Human Resources (DHR) is seeking consultant to support roll out of the Competency Framework (CF) workshops and webinars and provide updates, guidance and training globally related to the CF, in support of the global culture change programme in UNICEF.  Additionally, the consultant will lead on updating the existing framework and will support a range of work with NYHQ and CO’s globally.

How can you make a difference?

Main deliverables of the consultancy will include: 

Reviewing and updating of the competency framework with the aim of incorporating feedback from the UNICEF community

Supporting the Career Development team with integration of the competency framework in Career Development and the development of career pathways

Providing guidance to country office’s (COs) in the review of their organizational structures, undertake workload analyses of key roles in the context of the new country programming document (CPD)

Reviewing and mapping of technical capacities, knowledge and skills, informed by the CPD, programmatic and operational guidelines

Supporting the development of learning plans based on skills needed and gaps identified.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


Post Graduate degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Design and Development, Business Administration, or a relevant field. 

The individual should be highly proficient in a range of PC/web applications, including but not limited to: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook and SharePoint. 

Work Experience

A minimum of 8 years working experience in human resources in progressively senior roles

A minimum of 5 years post qualifying experience working with competency framework design and its implementation in Human Resources processes

Proven experience implementing competency frameworks in Career Development and the design of career pathways.

Experience with, or in a multilateral institution is an advantage 

Knowledge of UN common practices is an added advantage. 


Must have excellent written and verbal communication in English. Proficiency in another UN Language is a significant asset.

Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.

Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tact, discretion and confidentiality.

Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances.

Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and ability to establish harmonious working relations in a multicultural environment.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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