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Special Service Agreement Contract

Treaty reform in the UN system has reduced many types of treaties. However, the United Nations still knows different types of contracts and the distinction between staff contracts and non-staff contracts still exists. So let`s start with personnel contracts. The first thing is that there are many different types of treaties at the UN. In fact, many people have lost the overview of the exact differences between the types of contracts, and I have seen examples where even the same type of contract had different meanings in an organization. I think the simplest distinction at the moment is the length of time the Treaty is intended. Many people ask me what is behind the different types of contracts and the different levels of employment at the Un. Good news, here`s an overview of the different types of UN treaties. Good luck and good luck in the job search! Do you still have questions? Let me know in the comments below. Fixed-term contracts of up to one year less one day are fixed-term appointment contracts.

This type of contract may be closest to what was previously “Assignment for Limited Durations (ALD)” or “Temporary Fixed Term (TFT)”, but it is strictly limited in terms of duration (ALD and TFT no longer exist). Temporary appointments have an “interruption of service” lock-in period to prevent a number of TA contracts. Fixed-term contracts such as Assignment for limited durations (ALD) or Temporary Fixed Term (TFT) are still personnel contracts but are clearly time-bound and generally do not offer all the benefits of fixed-term contracts. And while these contracts can be renewed, there is usually a temporary term (for example. B 3 or 4 years) after which the same person can no longer be in office. If you are in an ALD and you reach the limit, you must take a “break service” of a time defined by the organization. A special service agreement (SSA) is a contractual arrangement within the United Nations system that establishes a legal relationship between the organization and the person in whom the person is an entrepreneur or service provider and not a collaborator. This modality is often used for very short contracts when the organization does not want to take on the burden of the complex bureaucracy of hiring new staff and deal with complex requirements and benefits. The line between these two categories is not always easy to draw. For example, there is a big difference between Copenhagen and New York, where many nationals work in Copenhagen that would be in New York at the international level.

The general rule is that jobs requiring an equivalent master`s degree are international, while local jobs require secondary education or a bachelor`s degree. In all these contracts, there are different levels of employment (sometimes called levels). The International Civil Service Commission has defined the grades from ICS-1 to ICS-14 (for simplicity, let`s finish ics-14). And within these levels, there are two broad categories. The first is the general service category up to ICS-7, then the professional category that normally starts at ICS-8. . . .

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