How to contest an selection process and its outcome

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Cherine
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How to contest an selection process and its outcome

Post by Cherine » 05 Dec 2018, 13:07

Dear members,

I am asking advise on how to contest a flawed selection process and its unfair outcome.
I was recently involved in a selection process that I deem, together with two other candidates, as flawed for failure to assess key requirements listed in the TOR and existence of conflict of interest in the interview panel.
When I contacted the organization regarding this issue, the HRM explained external candidates have no access to the organizations's internal justice system and that any complaint is only held " as a feedback from an external applicant and as an opportunity to review (their) established practices, with due regard to the (organization's) Staff Regulations and Rules and HR policies"
As far as I know, external candidates are entitled some level of justice and process review that exceeds "just providing feedback" to HRM. Particularly, that the HRM never replied to the original complaint, until I wrote to the Joint Appeals Board

Any advise on this matter ?

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Re: How to contest an selection process and its outcome

Post by NevKen » 05 Dec 2018, 20:37

Cherine wrote:
05 Dec 2018, 13:07
Dear members,

I am asking advise on how to contest a flawed selection process and its unfair outcome.
I was recently involved in a selection process that I deem, together with two other candidates, as flawed for failure to assess key requirements listed in the TOR and existence of conflict of interest in the interview panel.
When I contacted the organization regarding this issue, the HRM explained external candidates have no access to the organizations's internal justice system and that any complaint is only held " as a feedback from an external applicant and as an opportunity to review (their) established practices, with due regard to the (organization's) Staff Regulations and Rules and HR policies"
As far as I know, external candidates are entitled some level of justice and process review that exceeds "just providing feedback" to HRM. Particularly, that the HRM never replied to the original complaint, until I wrote to the Joint Appeals Board

Any advise on this matter ?
Which organization we are talking about ?

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Re: How to contest an selection process and its outcome

Post by supaflynw10 » 15 Jun 2019, 16:18

It is typically correct that international organizations are protected by their immunity from challenge by external applicants, and the internal processes are not set up to entertain challenges from external applicants. Catch-22!

Usually your remedies are political: contact your government (some governments are VERY proactive in placing their nationals in international organizations) or member of parliament, or the press in your country or the country of the duty station.

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