Assignment grant | Dependency allowance | Education grant | Danger pay | Home leave & family visit
Language scheme | Mobility and hardship scheme | Non-family duty stations | R & R  
Rental subsidy & deduction | Separation payments | MSA | Travel allowance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STAFF IN THE GENERAL SERVICE, SECURITY OR TRADES AND CRAFTS CATEGORY, OR IN THE FIELD SERVICE CATEGORY UP TO AND INCLUDING LEVEL 5:

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Staff members who demonstrate proficiency in any of two official United Nations languages.

    * If the staff memberís mother tongue is one of the official languages of the United Nations, he or she must successfully pass the prescribed test in any other official United Nations language, which may be the language in which proficiency is required for the purpose of his or her appointment;

    * Staff members whose mother tongue is not an official language must pass the examination in a language other than that in which proficiency is required for their job.

    AMOUNT OF ALLOWANCE

  • First language: 5% of G-5 Step 1 salary at each duty station
  • Second language: 50% of First Language Allowance

    * Allowance payable up to two languages.

    OTHER CONDITIONS

  • Proficiency tests shall be held not less than once each year;
  • Staff members in receipt of a language allowance may be required to undergo further tests at intervals of not less than five years in order to demonstrate their continued proficiency in the use of two or more official languages.

STAFF IN THE PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY:

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Staff members who demonstrate proficiency in any of two official United Nations languages.

    * If the staff memberís mother tongue is one of the official languages of the United Nations, he or she must successfully pass the prescribed test in any other official United Nations language, which may be the language in which proficiency is required for the purpose of his or her appointment;

    * Staff members whose mother tongue is not an official language must pass the examination in a language other than that in which proficiency is required for their job.

    AMOUNT OF ALLOWANCE

Staff members will receive their salary increment every 10 months instead of normal 12 months.

OTHER CONDITIONS

  • Proficiency tests shall be held not less than once each year;
  • Staff members in receipt of a language allowance may be required to undergo further tests at intervals of not less than five years in order to demonstrate their continued proficiency in the use of two or more official languages.

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