appointment is a time-limited appointment of one year or more.
Fixed-term appointments do not carry any expectancy of renewal or
conversion to any other type of appointment. A fixed-term appointment
may be extended, under the conditions set by the Secretary‑General,
provided that the total duration of service under consecutive fixed-term
appointments does not exceed five years. Exceptionally, service on such
appointments may be further extended for up to one additional year,
under the conditions set by the Secretary-General.
appointment is conditioned on a probationary period of a minimum of one
year, counting towards the total duration of service under consecutive
fixed-term appointments, which may be extended to up to two years when
so required to permit a precise evaluation of a staff member's
performance and conduct or his suitability as an international civil
servant. A decision to terminate a fixed-term appointment at the end of
the probationary period stipulated in the letter of appointment for
reasons of unsatisfactory service is not considered as a termination
within the meaning of the Staff Regulations.
The contract of employment
awarded to a successful candidate is called a fixed-Term contract.
is a time-limited appointment of less than one year to meet short-term
needs, such as peak workloads and other specific time-limited
requirements. If the temporary appointment is of less than one year it
may be extended, provided that the total duration of uninterrupted
service under consecutive temporary appointments is less than one year.
In all cases, temporary appointments to be granted to a staff member
shall be limited to a maximum of two consecutive periods of eleven
The contract of employment awarded to
candidate is called a Short-Term contract.