WIDE is a web-based
service platform that enables institutions to build and maintain their own roster(s) of experts.
WIDE offers comprehensive
- Roster-building and
-management online tools
with tailored functionalities for sourcing
talent, categorization of skills sets and expertise areas, data storage and updating, and search and identification
- Established processes that guide
new roster managers through the various steps and choices involved in talent management,
thereby enabling them to benefit from the knowledge of hundreds of roster managers
who have used and contributed to WIDE;
- Standard e-mail templates that roster
managers can customize and adopt to
make their regular communications with roster
candidates and experts easier and faster;
- User support, usually over the
telephone, to guide roster managers through WIDE processes and features;
- The possibility of federating rosters,
thereby expanding any one roster¡¯s talent base by sharing experts with various other
rosters powered by WIDE. All rosters promote equal opportunity for engagement in
development irrespective of country of origin and gender.
The right experts at the right time
WIDE, a tool for equal opportunity:
WIDE supports each roster in the implementation, within its area of expertise,
of its own distinct
- sourcing talent (how to reach out to the relevant experts);
- selection criteria (who should be on the roster);
- screening processes (actual selection of experts);
- providing quality referrals (demand-driven search
and for experts).
All rosters powered by WIDE promote equal opportunity and welcome candidates irrespective
of country of origin, gender, race, religion or infectious status. Moreover, women
candidates and experts from developing countries are often encouraged to apply or
invited to join a roster.
How to establish a
The United Nations Office for
Cooperation, hosted in UNDP, is prepared to enable new partners
across the UN system, governments and other institutions to set up rosters in WIDE.
See how to do it in 8 easy steps
How to search WIDE
In most cases, requests for referrals should be sent to the Roster Manager for the
specialized roster in the field relevant to the candidate search. Each
by WIDE has a roster manager who is responsible for its content and management and
who is prepared to conduct candidate searches with the proper domain knowledge.
To identify a roster manager relevant to your referral needs:
Check the complete
list of rosters...
WIDE provides roster managers with different options for granting access to their
rosters. Given the value and sensitivity of the information contained in the rosters,
few rosters offer public
access. Publicly accessible
rosters can be searched
directly on this website.
Check the complete list of