Permanent status?

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tinnat
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Permanent status?

Post by tinnat » 03 May 2019, 13:02

Newbie here! I work in another non-UN international organisation where the employment status of a staff member can be on the basis of a temporary contract or simply permanently.

Some job applications for the UN make no mention of contract duration. Does this mean that the employment would be permanent?

thank you!

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Re: Permanent status?

Post by NevKen » 15 May 2019, 19:56

tinnat wrote:
03 May 2019, 13:02
Newbie here! I work in another non-UN international organisation where the employment status of a staff member can be on the basis of a temporary contract or simply permanently.

Some job applications for the UN make no mention of contract duration. Does this mean that the employment would be permanent?

thank you!
UN VAs are only based on contracts so there is no point that the duration isn't mentioned, do you have any example

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Re: Permanent status?

Post by supaflynw10 » 15 Jun 2019, 16:08

What is colloquially referred to as "the UN" is actually a collection of international organizations related to the main United Nations organization. Some are completely separate (e.g. FAO, WMO) and some are "funds and programmes" (e.g. UNICEF, UNFPA). The separate organizations will have their own Staff Rules and Regulations, whereas the F&P will typically use the main UN SRRs. These provide for "continuing" (not called "permanent") appointments. Some of the F&P have provision for continuing / permanent appointments too, and some don't. All of this is publicly available information but it is hard to grasp and to research. In any event, you never start off with a permanent / continuing appointment: these are typically awarded after a long period of satisfactory service.

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