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Fresh Graduates Programme 2024/25, UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC), Budapest, Hungary


  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Budapest
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Human Resources
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2024-04-30

We are looking for up to twelve enthusiastic and talented graduates to join the Fresh Graduates Programme 2024/25. This is an excellent opportunity for young talent wanting to explore world of global finance and human resources administration, while contributing to the wellbeing of children in the world.

We are looking for up to twelve enthusiastic and talented graduates to join the Fresh Graduates Programme 2024/25. This is an excellent opportunity for young talent wanting to explore world of global finance and human resources administration, while contributing to the wellbeing of children in the world.

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.

For every child, results.

We are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do.  Promoting the rights of every child is not a job, it’s a calling.

UNICEF’s Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC) provides services to UNICEF offices around the world in the areas of finance, master data management, human resources, payroll, IT customer care, and business innovation.

What does the fresh graduate programme offer?

  • Rotational on the job practical training and work in the areas of finance and human resources
  • Opportunity to innovate and work on transformational projects
  • Technical, skills and career training
  • One year entry level job as temporary appointment, with net salary of approximately HUF 455,000 starting as of 2 Sep 2024
  • Upon the completion of the programme, you will be able to apply and be considered for regular UNICEF positions

You will execute global transactions including updating of UNICEF staff and job- related information in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, processing invoices, getting involved with general accounting, maintaining, and monitoring reports and ensuring that timely action is taken related to financial transactions and transitions related to status of entitlements and allowances in accordance with UN Staff Rules and Regulations and UNICEF's policies and procedures. You will also perform a variety of administrative duties and participate in projects as relevant.

To qualify as an advocate for every child and this opportunity you…

Graduated from university in the first seven months of 2024

You are…

conceptual and analytical thinker

Resilient and adaptable

Results focused

You are… fluent in English and have strong computer skills


To know more about related processes, benefits, and requirements, read further…

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

Applicants must be nationals of EU countries or in possession of a valid work permit. 

General Service (GS) staff are locally recruited staff and therefore, candidates are personally responsible for any travel and accommodation arrangements. UNICEF does not facilitate MFA accreditation for locally recruited staff.


For every Child, you demonstrate…


UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it.

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

To view our competency framework, please visit:

As an advocate for every child, you will receive…

  • A competitive salary which is exempted from paying national income taxes in Hungary on United Nations emoluments. Access here the UN Salary Scale for Hungary, and here a salary calculator for simulation
  • Net salary would be approximately HUF 455,000 (medical insurance and pension premiums will be deducted from the net salary)
  • Holidays and leave, including 18 days of annual leaves per year
  • Dependency allowance
  • United Nations sponsored medical insurance plan
  • Pension plan
  • Optional life insurance plan
  • Access to professional development and learning programs, online learning and learning path
  • Access to staff well-being support
  • Access to career development support

Please visit Compensation and Benefit site on UNICEF Career page

We offer a wide range of Compensation and benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and  reasonable accommodation with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to A diverse and inclusive workforce to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.


We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.