The boundary between these two categories is not always easy to draw. For example, there is a big difference between Copenhagen and New York, where many Copenhagen nationals are doing jobs that would be in New York internationally. As a general rule, jobs that require an equivalent master`s degree are international, while local jobs require secondary education or a bachelor`s degree. In all these contracts, the professional grades are different (sometimes called levels). The International Public Service Commission has defined the ranks of ICS-1 at ICS-14 (for simplicity, it stops at ICS-14). And within these levels, there are two broad categories. The first is the general services category up to ICS-7, then the professional category that usually starts at ICS-8. General service jobs often do not require a master`s degree, while jobs in professional grades often require a master`s degree (UPDATE: See Also comment below). 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. 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. The remuneration of ICAS International ICAs is a flat monthly fee. In addition, international ICAs are entitled to additional benefits such as attractive training opportunities, paid annual leave and paid parental and sick leave.