UNICEF Employee Reviews

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A Satisfying Experience, if not a bit Brief
Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 30, 2016
As only an intern, I can say that the time spent working at UNICEF was enlightening and fulfilling. Being able to see the inner workings of such an organization and contribute in a small way was educational in its own way, as while I was personally only involved in the Human Resources division, the information passed through me to its destination revealed interesting new parts of the organization with every file I organized and request that I authorized.
Pros
Friendly environment, tasks that can be done unaided.
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Great Organization
Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 2, 2017
Wonderful organization to work for. There will be a few things you will have to get accustomed to, but overall it's great. If your are looking for some place that gives you i am contributing to a great cause then this might be the place for you.
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Excellent organization to work for
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 14, 2016
Lacking coherent and transparent career development. The current human resources system is process driven, rather than managing human resources - its most valuable asset. The organization can offer better contemporary management of its human resources, including mentoring, guidance and internal promotion.
Pros
Good benefits and very interesting work. It's mission.
Cons
Career development
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job assignment
WASH OFFICER (Current Employee) –  Darfur, MNMarch 15, 2016
The time I had a difficult time was when I had to release funds in the system for a partner to implement the activity, the system was blocked because he had more than 6-9 months, the good part was while I was thinking how to go about it the Partner appeared in the office with the full liquidation saying they have completed the implementing the activity now they are ready with the progress reports and final liquidation to clear and this will enable the system to open up.
Pros
staff gathering, staff lunch gathering, management support to staff
Cons
working extra hours to complete an assignment in a insecurity State.
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Sharing artworks
Volunteer Utah Arts Festival (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTFebruary 6, 2016
It was my first time to share my artworks in USA. I received good feedback. I met people from different countries and it was a great opportunity to share our art experiences.
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Active volunteer (Current Employee) –  work from homeOctober 1, 2015
Helping people for different aspects.Solving strategic business problems by designing computer-based information systems were exciting and rewarding.In the workplace, it is imperative that technology works both effectively and reliably. Computer and information systems people play a vital role in the implementation of technology within their organizations.
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Professional work enviroment with staff welbeing considerations
Project officer- health (Former Employee) –  UNICEF, SUDANMay 27, 2015
UNICEF is a very professional work environment, with clear targets and facilities to accomplish those targets, the staff well being also considered through staff association body that managed by the staff themselves and the management always listen to them.
Pros
stafflife balance policies
Cons
stress and deadlines
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planning and orgnizing skills
Human Resources Assistant (Current Employee) –  NYSeptember 26, 2014
Fallow up day to day with the international prices, direct contact with our office in Dubai,
UAE.
 Develops a business plan and sales& procurement strategy for the market
 Responsible for the performance and development of the Sales Employee.
 Initiates and coordinates development of action plans to penetrate new markets.
 Assists in the development and implementation of marketing plans as needed.
 Provides timely feedback to senior management regarding performance.
 Maintains accurate records of all pricings, sales, and activity reports submitted by Account
Executives
 Recruits, tests, and hires Sales Employees based on criteria agreed upon by senior
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Enthusiastic and committed staff to make a difference in the world
Health and Emergencies Specialist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 22, 2014
A typical day at work will start with updates on the current crisis around the world, followed by a couple of calls with country teams to support the developing preparedness and response plans to address main needs of those affected by the crisis (conflict, natural disaster....) The best part of the job is the teams I have worked with, so knowledgeable, lots of experience and enormous human quality. International travel is involved which is fundamental to be updated with the reality on the field in order to develop coherent policies and strategies to improve effectiveness of the work.
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Productive and great place for meeting different people
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Ramallah, PalestineMay 16, 2012
Preparing materials for workshops which included typing, faxing and translating. Then before the workshops arranging for the hotel accomodations for participants from other cities and arranging the transportations. I learned from this job how to handle certain situations from dealing with different personalities without creating a conflict.
Pros
the boss was approachable in a professional way.
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Productive place to work and great people to work around
Travel Consultant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 10, 2012
On a typical day for me I come into the office around 9:30 am and start to check all the emails I received from the day before after I left the office from the day before . I also make phone calls to different consulates to find out information about on-going visa processing we may have going on with the consulate. The hardest part of my job will have to be the amount of rush Visa's that we have to take care of on last minute notice.
Pros
great enivorment
Cons
bad coworkers
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Marvelous, dedicated culture
Asst. Web Editor  (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 14, 2013
UNICEF was a thrilling place to work, filled with passionate dedicated, intelligent colleagues from all over the world, each working to ensure the education, health, rights, and protection of the world's children.
Pros
Passionate environment. Good life/work balance.
Cons
Very opaque and difficult job advancement path; Little job security for consultants.
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Best part is knowing you are working towards a better world for women and children
Procurement Consultant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 5, 2015
Great organization to work for that provides great benefits for its employees, including up to 6 months maternity leave.
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Well in place and a good avenue for learning and development as far as career path is concern
Water Sanitation and Hygiene Officer (Former Employee) –  PhilippinesJuly 2, 2015
It was a great opportune for career advancement-technically improve areas of expertise with the support and mentor of specialist who has global experiences from various context background.

The well-in place system of organization facilitated very good working environment, workplace and transaction with up to date management.

UN security system on movement restriction at somehow make work difficult especially when there is a need to closely monitor the progress of the field work and situation. On the other hand it is part of system being operated in a hostile areas which a need to ensure safety of all staff.

Overall, the diverse culture and different programme approaches,management makes a very good learning venue and interesting part of being there.
Pros
Comprehensive social protection packages.healthcare, etc
Cons
Hectic and pressure nature of work in most of the time.
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Wonderfull work place with multiple coss-culture, harsh conditions and wild local people.
Senior Field Logistician (Former Employee) –  Southern Sudan.February 24, 2012
A UN Agency for Children. Child Protection, education and orphanage. Works all over the world with aim of Protecting the children.
Pros
free accommodation, meals, travels etc.
Cons
comprehensive medical cover, air tickets, social welfare etc.
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challenging job, professional environment
Post-2015 Development Team Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 28, 2013
It is a good place for career development. It is hard to get hired by this organization if you are intern as the jobs created are already meant for particular consultant or employer and posting the vacancy is just a procedure.
Pros
sport facilities
Cons
short breaks
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Multi cultured workplace with Dev,Test and Staging - OnSite & Offshore
Senior BI Lead Developer (Former Employee) –  New York,NYAugust 7, 2013
Accomplished Data Warehouse Architecture, Data Modeler ,Designer and Developer.

Performed overall project management, analysis, architecture, design, development and implementation of data warehousing / business intelligence initiatives for the last six years.

Worked on data warehousing projects from inception to implementation and delivered high quality solutions in a timely manner meeting and exceeding the business requirements.

Responsible for defining the information architecture and technology infrastructure along with the design of multi dimensional data models and the business Intelligence delivery solutions.

Managed the evaluation of ETL and OLAP tools and recommended the most suitable solutions depending on business needs.

Skilled in implementing Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence solutions.
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Very good and reliable company to work for.
SAP ABAP Consultant / Developer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 31, 2012
Very good people relations and work ethic.

Nice straight forward management, that also provided much space for own creativity and adoption of new technologies. Pretty heavy workload along with high responsibility for support of core processes.
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Great Internationally Recognized Brand
Programme Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 12, 2015
You work to improve the experience for all children all over the world for a company with significant influence. At the end of the day, that's extremely gratifying.
Pros
Supportive Leadership
Cons
Dining Facilities are sub-standard
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Productive and exchange of ideas encouraged
Financial Analyst (Consultant) (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 14, 2013
Great place to work.
Very Competitive work environment
Excellent team work environment
Availability of a doctor in the premises in case one gets sick on the job.
Pros
Team lunches encouraged
Cons
Not enough time provided to get the job done.
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