In this category, it gets really chaotic. First of all, there is a very wide variety of treaties and the conditions can be very different. Second, some organizations see consulting contracts, not HR contracts, and regulate them in accordance with the organization`s purchasing rules. As a general rule, these contracts have few benefits for workers. Consultant contracts are time-limited, often short-term, and often violate service rules. They generally allow for greater flexibility in wage negotiations. For example, these contracts are the Special Service Agreements (SSA), The Individual Contractors Agreement (ICA) and others. In the „non-employee“ or „consultant“ category, things get complicated. First, there is a very wide variety of treaties.
These contracts are generally referred to as the „Advisory Contract,“ „Special Service Agreement (SSA), „Individual Contractor (IC)“ or „Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA).“ The terms of these contracts can vary considerably from one organization to another. In addition, more and more organizations view these contracts without staff, not as HR contracts, but as an administration according to the organization`s purchasing rules. In general, these contracts have very few benefits for workers. Consultant contracts are either temporary or deliverable and often short-term. Many organizations are in breach of service rules to prevent continued employment in non-staff contracts, but all contracts without staff have advantages because they allow more flexibility than staff contracts. A Special Service Agreement (SSA) is a contractual arrangement within the United Nations system, which establishes a legal relationship between the organization and the person when the person is a contractor or service provider and not an agent. This arrangement is often used for very short contracts when the organization does not want to shoulder the burden of the complex bureaucracy associated with hiring a new employee and dealing with complex applications and benefits. Treaty reform in the UN system has reduced many types of treaties. But the Un still knows different types of contracts and there is always a distinction between personnel and non-staff contracts. So let`s start with personnel contracts.
The first is that there are many different types of treaties at the United Nations. In fact, many people have lost sight of the exact differences between the types of contracts, and I have seen examples where even the same type of contract has different meanings within an organization. I think the simplest distinction is, for now, the length of the contract. In all these contracts, different levels apply. Basically, there are two broad categories. The first is the general services category (sometimes called local) up to ICS 7, then the Professional (or International) category as a rule from ICS 8/9. The basic logic is that some jobs do not require international jobs. For example, it doesn`t really make sense to pay a lot of money to employ an administrator internationally, because there are usually qualified people for that work in the field.