Benefits

UN Women offers competitive salary, benefits, and much more, which contribute to individual and family health, financial security, and help create a comfortable work–life balance that improves quality of life. The salaries and benefits may differ based on the contractual modality and duty station. Please visit the UN Careers page for additional information on benefits and entitlements.

International staff

Salary

  • A competitive salary that considers the international market and the cost of living at the duty station.
  • Salaries, grants, and allowances are normally exempt from income tax.

Dependency allowance

Allowances to support single parents, dependent spouse, children, and in some cases, parents or siblings.

Leave

  • Holidays and paid annual leave to take time off from work to rejuvenate, revitalize, and recharge.
  • Home leave travel to renew social, cultural, and family ties in your home country.

Parental leaves

Paid parental leave for staff members to help nurture and bond with their child(ren).

Sick leave

Generous sick leave, which includes family and medical leave, if needed.

Health insurance

United Nations–sponsored medical insurance plans that ensure access to basic and essential medical treatment to staff members, spouse, and dependents. The monthly premiums are co-shared by staff members and the organization.

Pension

Contribution towards the United Nations Joint Pension Fund, which provides members with benefits in the event of death, disability, separation from service before retirement age, or upon retirement.

Life insurance

Group life or accident insurance plans to support designed beneficiaries.

Relocation benefits

Support in relocation, including accommodation, travel, and shipping expenses to the duty station for staff members and their dependents.

Additional allowances

  • Danger pay as a special allowance to compensate working in some countries where living conditions are dangerous.
  • Hardship allowance to compensate for hardship incurred in difficult duty stations.
  • Non-family service allowance to compensate for undertaking assignments at non-family duty stations.
  • Rest and recuperation (R&R) arrangements in countries where working and living conditions are particularly difficult, to enable regular breaks from the usual work location.
  • Mobility incentive for movement within and across organizations in the United Nations common system.

Work–life balance

Flexible working arrangements to help balance staff needs with the demands of work.

Other benefits

On-the-job learning and development opportunities, mentoring, career progression, wellness, and much more.

Local staff

General service and related categories/National Professional Officers.

Salary

  • A competitive salary that considers the local market, local prevailing conditions of service, and the cost of living at the duty station. The salaries vary from country to country.
  • Salaries, grants, and allowances are normally exempt from income tax.

Dependency allowance

Allowances to support dependent spouse, children, and in some cases, parents or siblings.

Leave

Holidays and paid annual leave to take time off from work to rejuvenate, revitalize, and recharge.

Parental leaves

Paid parental leave for staff members to help nurture and bond with their child(ren).

Sick leave

Generous sick leave, which includes family and medical leave, if needed.

Health insurance

United Nations–sponsored medical insurance plans that ensure access to basic and essential medical treatment to staff members, spouse, and dependents. The monthly premiums are co-shared by staff members and the organization.

Pension

Contribution towards the retirement pension scheme for long-term and retirement security.

Life insurance

Group life or accident insurance plans to support designed beneficiaries.

Work–life balance

Flexible working arrangements to help balance staff needs with the demands of work.

Other benefits

  • Some categories of staff members may be eligible for overtime payments and language allowance.
  • On-the-job learning and development opportunities, mentoring, career progression, wellness, and much more.

Other personnel

Service contract

A competitive salary and a range of additional benefits, including paid leaves, flexible working options, generous pension scheme, medical coverage, life insurance, on-the-job learning, and development opportunities.

UN Volunteers

A monthly volunteer living allowance and a range of additional benefits, including relocation support, paid leave, medical coverage, life insurance, on-the-job learning, and development opportunities.

Consultants

A competitive salary and a range of additional benefits, including flexible work arrangements, on-the-job learning, and development opportunities.

Fellows

A monthly stipend from the sponsor and a range of additional benefits, including time off from work, flexible work arrangements, on-the-job learning, and development opportunities.

Interns

Invaluable work experience and training opportunities for pursuing a career in international development, time off from work, networking opportunities, flexible work arrangements, on-the-job learning, and development opportunities.

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