UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
The United Nations Development Programme is committed to workforce diversity. Women, persons with disabilities, other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, as well as refugees and other non-citizens legally entitled to work at UNDP, are particularly encouraged to apply.
UNDP hires personnel through international or local recruitment. It applies several types of contracts depending on criteria, such as legal basis and duration of services. The standard types of contracts are:
Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) – nationals and international
Temporary Assignment (TA) – nationals and internationals
Service Contracts (SC) – nationals only
Individual Contracts (IC) – nationals and internationals
Fixed Term Appointments (FTA)
FTAs are concluded for the staff members contracted under Staff Rules. Salary scale for national staff is based on the best prevailing local conditions. Salary scale for international staff is based on the best comparator civil service.
Temporary Appointments (TA)
TAs are concluded for the staff members under TA Guidelines. Maximum duration of the contract is 364 days. Salary scale for national staff is based on the best prevailing local conditions; Salary scale for international staff is based on the best comparator civil service.
Service Contracts (SC)
SCs are for personnel governed by explicit terms of service. The duration of the contract must be more than 6 months. Salaries are based on local market conditions for specific jobs.
Individual Contract (IC)
IC is a legal instrument used for procurement of services of an individual to perform non-staff tasks in connection with clear and quantifiable deliverables listed in the contract and linked to payment. Individual Contractor is intended solely to deliver time and deliverable-bound services. The services can be intellectual in nature (requiring a consultant) or support services (requiring a contractor). The principle for setting the fees is nature of the assignment, complexity, difficulty and extent of the work to be performed and the degree of expertise required to accomplish it.
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