UN Salary Scale, Grades and Contracts


We to continue publish our series of articles concerning UN recruitment.

UN Salary scale is a pretty difficult thing. A lot of international organisations (like IOM) linked their salaries with UN Salary Scale. It's calculated individually for every country and even for every city (Capital / non - capital).

UN Salary depends on: 1) Are you, international Staff or National staff. 2) Types of contract (Short term contract, fixed term contract (FTA), temporary appointment (TA) 3) Grade of Contract - level of contract.
FTA contacts may be 6 - 12 montes and less than 6 months. This mentioned in the job announcement.
TA Contracts from 3 months to more than 1 year. This mentioned in the job announcement.
As always local positions held by nationals according to service contract (SC also called in some UN agencies SB) and general service contracts (GS). The middle management hold positions of National Officers (NO).

International staff held Professional Positions (P) like Specialist, Consultant, Expert and so on.

Lets starts from Local Positions.

Local positions may be held only national (local) staff.

As I've mentioned before, for local positions is used Grades - General Service (GS or G), Service Board Contract (SB), National Officers (NO)

General Service contracts - entry positions starting from G-1, GS-1 to G-7, GS-7 (GS - 7 has the highest salary in G, GS category).

After GS-7, starting National Officers (NO) - they have 3 grades - NO-A, NO-B, NO-C (NO-C has the highest salary)

Sometimes you may find SB grades (used for Service contracts - SC)

SB.2 is equivalent of GS.3-GS.4
SB.3 is equivalent of GS.5-GS.7
SB.4 is equivalent of NO-A - NO-B

Online Salary Calculator for local positions. (try to open this link by Internet Explorer).

International Positions (P-Staff)

P-Staff is expected to take up jobs anywhere in the world.

International staff entry positions - G (GS) Grades. (G -1 to G-7). G - 7 is the highest salary.
International Staff middle management positions from P-1 to P-6 (the P-6 is the highest salary)
Salary Calculator for international staff (try to open this link by Internet Explorer).So go the abovementioned links - chose, your grade, and contract type, and it's length and you will get the monthly salary.

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