Individual contract agreement holders are an important resource for UNOPS and its partners. There are three types of ICAs, depending on functionality and workplace: International ICA, Local ICA Specialist and Local ICA Support. Depending on organizational needs, resource availability and the person`s satisfactory performance, ICAs have the opportunity to work for a short period of time (1 hour to 3 months) or, in the longer term, through a full-time agreement without a deadline. The categories of general services are largely related to support and extend to G1 to G7 levels. General service contract holders may place themselves in professional positions if they meet the required criteria. ICA Local Compensation ICA Local wages reflect market interest rates and the best local conditions for jobs of similar kind and complexity. Rates vary from country to country, depending on the availability of local labour, with the required level of knowledge and skill. Local ICAs with contracts of three months or more are entitled to additional benefits, such as training, attractive health insurance (including life and disability benefits), a pension fund, annual maternity leave, parental leave and paid sick leave. Donor countries are encouraged to contact the JPO@unops.org they wish to receive. Donor countries are invited to contact JPO@unops.org for more information. ICA`s international royalties are competitive and are determined by different factors in the different compensation areas defined for each level. The base salary is calculated, the level of the contract and the current market rate for similar positions, as well as the cost of living and the difficult living conditions of the destinations are taken into account.
In addition, aspects such as specialization, task complexity, training or experience may be considered more important than the minimum required. Royalties are negotiated directly with the individual contractor and these factors are accounted for in the compensation areas applicable at each level. Compensation for local individual providers The remuneration of local individual providers reflects the market rate and working conditions that exist locally for positions of similar quality and complexity. Compensation varies by country, depending on the availability of local labour with the required skill level. Local individual claimants with contracts of three months or more receive certain benefits, including training opportunities, an advantageous health insurance plan (which includes life and disability benefits), a contingency fund, and annual leave, sick leave and paid parental leave.