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About UNICEF: Employment

Compensation and benefits

You will find below more information on the salary scale, benefits and entitlements offered at UNICEF such as full medical and dental coverage, opportunities for paid leave, and a range of other great benefits.

Salary Scales 

The remuneration of staff in the Professional and higher categories is made up of two main elements: a base salary and post adjustment. The post adjustment, a monthly base salary multiplier, takes into account cost-of-living factors and exchange rate fluctuation as well as inflation.

The salary scales of the Professional levels are expressed as gross and net base salaries and applied uniformly, worldwide, by all organizations in the United Nations common system.

Staff members in the National Officer and General Service categories are recruited locally and area paid a salary based on a local salary scale which is reviewed periodically.

The sites of the International Civil Service Commission , United Nations Common System  and the United Nations Secretariat provide more information.

Benefits and Entitlements

Employees’ benefit from family friendly, work-life, and diversity policies, and UNICEF is committed to maintaining a balanced gender and geographical representation. Other Benefits and entitlements include:
• Annual leave
• Dependency allowance
• Medical and dental insurance
• Pension scheme
• Rental subsidy
• Education grant
• Home leave
• Life insurance
• Paid sick leave
• Family leave
• Family Visit
• Maternity / Paternity adoption leave
• Special leave

Please note that some benefits are paid depending on the duty station and type of assignment.



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