Current Exercise

Review Process

Inspira Guides 

-  Staff member eligibility review

-  Checklist/request for consideration


 - Eligibility (pdf)




Important documents:

General Assembly resolution 65/247 on human resources management

ST/SGB/2011/9 on Continuing Appointments

ST/AI/2012/3 on the administration of continuing appointments


*Note: There is no right or entitlement to a continuing appointment. Continuing appointments are granted to eligible staff members based on the continuing needs of the Organization.





What is a continuing appointment?

A continuing appointment is an open-ended appointment granted to eligible staff members on the basis of the continuing needs of the Organization.


Who is eligible for a continuing appointment?

Staff members recruited upon passing a competitive examination are granted a continuing appointment after two years on a fixed-term appointment, subject to satisfactory service.

All Professional, Field Service and General Service staff who meet the criteria below, apart from staff in tribunals and National Staff (National Professional Officers and staff in the General Service and related categories) in field missions, will be eligible for consideration for a continuing appointment.

Staff members must meet all of the below listed eligibility criteria by the eligibility date of a given exercise, i.e., for the 2015 exercise, a staff member must meet all eligibility criteria by 1 July 2015. 



For information on the 2015 Continuing Appointment Review Exercise, please visit Current Exercise.