The talent community

Join our community of like-minded HR professionals to exchange good practices in employer branding, talent acquisition and talent development.

Join our Community of Leaders and Practitioners:

The community is based on the group „UN & friends HR CoP on LinkedIn Talent Solutions (Plan, Hire, Develop, Engage)“ which was created in July 2017 and operated by Iryna Melnikova, Mian Nabeel Ahmad and Rolf Reinhardt.

We meet once per month online to discuss the latest talent trends and exchange Best Practices. Please feel free to reach out to learn more.

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Meet our Team:

Iryna Melnykova

Iryna Melnykova: I help UN agencies and NGOs finding their most effective learning solutions based on organizational needs, because I believe that there’s no one-suits-all approach in learning.”

My expertise:

  • Successful roll-outs of eLearning catalogues
  • Internal marketing campaigns for UN/IOs to promote online learning
  • Competence mapping inside and outside UN/IO

Mian Nabeel Ahmad: I am responsible for designing and implementing the WFP’s global talent attraction and sourcing strategy. I am also leading the CoC for sourcing, EB and Outreach. In addition, I am developing competences of the global WFP TA fraternity based in more than 100 countries on key tools and processes.

My expertise:

  • Employer Branding for UN/IOs
  • Best Practices for Talent Acquisition
  • Competence assessment for recruiters

Rolf Reinhardt: I bring in more than 6 years of experience in working with LinkedIn products for hiring, learning and engagement: specifically for UN and IOs.

My expertise:

  • Rock Your LinkedIn profile
  • Combining LinkedIn Talent Insights with LinkedIn Recruiter
  • Using LinkedIn Recruiter together with LinkedIn Job Slots
  • Employer Branding with Career Pages and Work with us.

Jan Muehlig: I am supporting organizations in planning, conducting and evaluating their digital credential strategy. I bring in experiences with Open Badges, Verifiable Credentials, SCRUM project management and workshop design.

My expertise:

  • Overview of digital certificates, credentials and badges
  • Taxonomies and skill mapping
  • Digital credentials for online academies

Roberta Bonaspetti Gehrke: With an academic background in Communication and Customer Experience, I’ve become an experienced Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding professional having worked in both Technology and Humanitarian sectors. I’ve led projects inside local and global teams which made me excel in Inbound Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Market Analysis, Event Management, Candidate Experience, Hyper-Targeted Paid Advertising, Project Management, and End-to-End Campaign Planning.

My expertise:

  • Strategic Talent Planning
  • Diversity Sourcing
  • Writing attractive job descriptions

Rupert Ward: I am a former Special Adviser to the Royal Household and Project Lead for iDEA, one of the world’s most successful free educational technologies. Author of Personalised Learning for the Learning Person, he is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am Director of Strategic Partnerships for the International Council on Badges and Credentials (ICoBC).

My expertise:

  • Designing a curriculum for formal recognition
  • Competence frameworks i.e., on 21st Century Skills
  • Quality management of academy programs

Matthias De Bievre: I am the CEO of Visions and Co-Founder for aNewGovernance. Visions is working with organizations across the world to build a new open network to share personal data at the service of each person’s objectives, personal evolution and well-being. We believe in empowering people in their learning path.

My expertise:

  • Data Spaces for Skills
  • Designing interoperable learning networks

Peter Hirmer: With over 10 years of experience in online marketing, project management, and business development, I am a Senior Customer Success Manager at LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. I help organizations to fulfill their learning plans and achieve their goals by providing them with the best solutions and services that LinkedIn has to offer.

My expertise:

  • Mutual Recognition of Competencies

Katarina Posa: Creative and purpose-driven Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Motivational Maps®, Youth Motivational Maps®, ICQ Global DISC™, Everything DiSC®, LEGO Serious Play®, Articulate Rise 360, Articulate Storyline, Action Learning and PRINCE2® certified people and talent development professional with over 15 years of international experience in learning and development.

My expertise:

  • Mutual Recognition of Competencies

Meet our Coaching Experts:

Coaching Skills for Effective Leadership

The purpose of this training is to provide you, as a leadership practitioner, with practical coaching skills that you can implement immediately with your team and within your organization. These skills will enable you to achieve clearer direction, focus, and ultimately, greater impact.

Learn more about this program on their website.

What we offer:


Extend your network to other UN agencies and International Organizations to learn from Best Practices.


Gain recognition for your capabilities both inside and outside your organisation.


Ask our network for support and learn from hands-on examples that are aligned with your organisation’s policies and challenges.