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Ungraded Scale - IOM

Posted: 19 May 2019, 01:43
by UnitedCandidates
Found a good opportunity that requires 7 years of experience. Although it's stated as Professional Staff, it is at Scale "UG". The position is for six months but can be extended.

That UG equals to P2, P3? I wonder why not classify it as a P-something...

Does anyone have a clue?

Re: Ungraded Scale - IOM

Posted: 19 May 2019, 11:34
by NevKen
USG = Under Secretary General
UG = Under General (7+ years of professional experience) It's because this is the second highest office in the UN and always required matured staff.

P (Professional levels) are technically different. Also G(General levels) are not lower level but the group deals mostly the admin. Hope this work ...

Re: Ungraded Scale - IOM

Posted: 20 May 2019, 03:01
by UnitedCandidates
Nevkev, i'm afraid you misunderstood it!

UG, in this case, stands for Ungraded, even being a professional staff job. I'm assuming the payscale will be like a P2 or P3, but quite not sure...that's the point of my questioning!

Re: Ungraded Scale - IOM

Posted: 20 May 2019, 08:52
by NevKen
UnitedCandidates wrote:
20 May 2019, 03:01
Nevkev, i'm afraid you misunderstood it!

UG, in this case, stands for Ungraded, even being a professional staff job. I'm assuming the payscale will be like a P2 or P3, but quite not sure...that's the point of my questioning!
Do you mind sharing the VA link... I haven't heard the term 'ungraded' in the UN HRMS - normally it's stated as Un-classified (levels and/or grade yet to be classified - or the VA is out of the scope of ordinary classification system)

Re: Ungraded Scale - IOM

Posted: 21 May 2019, 03:30
by UnitedCandidates

Re: Ungraded Scale - IOM

Posted: 21 May 2019, 09:29
by NevKen
UnitedCandidates wrote:
21 May 2019, 03:30
Just like this...an example: https://mozambique.iom.int/sites/defaul ... cation.pdf
Thanks for sharing, this is something new for me. All I can make of it is that that they determine the salary on the spot.

Re: Ungraded Scale - IOM

Posted: 02 Jun 2019, 08:10
by Sebastian
Hi there,

alright, I can talk a little about this. Ungraded positions are similar to other non-staff contracts in that they don't fall under the UN Common System rules and regulations but - in contrast to e.g. the UNOPS ICA - carry the staff status. I would infer from the required years of experience where to peg this vis-a-vis the P-Grades. It is a very interesting modality and I would encourage people that are on UG contracts to share their experience here. Thanks!

Re: Ungraded Scale - IOM

Posted: 17 Aug 2019, 11:00
by tomaszakf
Hi Sebastian,
When you say ungraded positions carry staff status, does that include insurance and tax exemptions?
Also is there a pay scale for ungraded positions that you are aware of at IOM?