September 9, 2017 at 2:14 pm #1816
Please discuss contract types, grades and levels hereOctober 2, 2017 at 8:18 pm #1872AsjadkhanParticipant
Can we pose questions at this forum plz?October 2, 2017 at 9:42 pm #1873
Absolutely – ask away!October 11, 2017 at 12:44 pm #1879AhmedYemParticipant
Hello, Rottmair Sebastian!
Could you please explain to me what would the rate of MSA for a “Field Language Assistant GL-5” in Yemen (NJO) be?October 11, 2017 at 9:03 pm #1880veramohoParticipant
Hello Sebastian, I have found a post at L-4 level for a professional position (similar to P-4) advertised by UNICEF. Do you know this category? Where can I find more information about it?October 14, 2017 at 1:57 pm #1884CountoParticipant
Hello! good to be here
Does the retirement age applies to SC contract holders? an SC service contract holder (contract renewable every year) has been working for UNDP for many years in one of his country’s public institution; he is now being told that he has reached the retirement age. Since he joined this matter was never raised or mentioned before. any other case such as this one, has been heard of?
bestOctober 15, 2017 at 7:56 am #1886
Sorry, I wouldn’t know this one. But it is an interesting question – does anybody else know?October 15, 2017 at 7:58 am #1887
Do you have the link to that? If it really is similar to a P4, I think a good starting point would be the information that is out there on P4s. Do you have any specific questions on that contract type?
Anybody from UNICEF reading this? What are the details of a L4 contract?October 15, 2017 at 8:01 am #1888
I always assumed that SCs are also subject to the mandatory age of retirement. However, if I were in that situation I would try to get a hold of the UNDP policy on that. You would be amazed how many things are assumptions in peoples heads and few bother to check the latest policy.
So that would definitely be step 1.
If he has to stop working as SC, I would try to see if there is a possibility for a follow-on SSA?October 28, 2017 at 7:13 pm #1912kirby.mkParticipant
Thank you so much for taking the time to create this resource. My question is this: how common is it to enter permanent UN service by starting in a contract position? I have been contacted re: a three-month contract/ consultancy for IOM and would love to eventually build a career with either IOM or UNHCHR. However, in taking this short opportunity, I would be turning down a full time/ full benefits/ great salaried position in an unrelated field. How likely is it that I could either extend the contract I hope to be offered into a longer position, or move directly into another (and another, and another, over time?)
Hope this makes sense. Thanks again for any insight you may have. All the best.October 28, 2017 at 7:59 pm #1913
that’s a good question – and I think the answer is coloured by personal experiences – so anybody else, please feel free to jump in!
I would say the following: if you can “afford” it, a short-term contract is a great way to start. It gives you time to figure out if you landet in the right place, you gain knowledge and expertise and you learn what is important in the job. This will help you in future applications a lot.
However, a 3 months contract often misses important benefits and there is no guarantee that there is any successor contract.
I personally know people who decided both ways: take the job and decline such a job. In the end it often boils down to your living circumstances. If you have to support a huge family / pay-off your mortgage / other financial obligations a 3 months contract is a bit of a risk. If you are free to do whatever you want, I personally would probably give it a go.
Either way, let us know what you did? Cheers & good luck!October 29, 2017 at 8:47 am #1914ManikaParticipant
If you wouldn’t mind I would like to ask you “what does Professional staff, Grade : UG ungraded mean?” Vacancy been asked to work for IOM for 6 months. What does this level equivalent to?
ManikaOctober 29, 2017 at 3:37 pm #1915
Hi Manika, that’s an interesting one – ungraded means that it has not been further graded beyond the job being professional staff. Does it say how many years of experience you need? Because that would be a hint as to what kind of job we are talking about…November 7, 2017 at 7:06 am #1934yhaniBParticipant
I would like to know how much is the salary for a contract level LICA-5??
Its a job vacancy for Administrative Assistant in Manila, Philippines. (Link below)
I’ve tried googling it but i can’t find the exact answer.
Thank you..November 7, 2017 at 10:50 am #1935
the LICA fees are pretty similar to the equivalent G-Level salaries. (In practice some of the benefits of the G-Contracts are paid in cash – so LICAs may seem to get a bit more money but a few less other benefits).
The G-Level salaries are here: https://info.undp.org/gssu/onlinetools/SalCalcLocal/SalCalcLocal.aspx
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