Mind you, I KNOW that extension for a UN job position is NEVER GUARANTEED. And I know that the chances cannot be assessed beforehand and change from job to job, according to many circumstances that cannot be controlled. But I have been always intrigued by the fact that different job announcements have different sentences describing the possibility of an extension (which are usually included after "Special Notice").
I have identified the following sentences in job announcements:
- Sentence A. "Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension"
- Sentence B. "Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds."
- Sentence C. "This post is financed by project funds. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate, job performance, and/or the availability of the funds. "
- Sentence D. "This post is funded for a finite period of one year and may be subject to extension."
I have always been intrigued by the use of different sentences but I have never been able to find out if they have different meanings. More specifically, my questions are as follows:
Question 1: I have ordered A to D according to my estimation of the possibility of extension (from highest to lowest). However, am I right?
Question 2 (the most important for me): For jobs with sentence A and C, what is the a priori possibility of extension is? (for example, high, average, low, remote). I know that you can't say this beforehand but a rough estimate would be very useful. If this is not possible, any information about this topic would be useful too.