The assignment is comprised of two portions:
The assignment grant is normally payable to staff in the Professional and higher categories holding a Fixed Term Appointment (FTA), who are authorized on travel involving relocation on initial appointment, assignment or transfer, and the period of service at the new duty station is expected to be for at least one year. It is not payable in the case of appointment or assignment to a special mission.
Staff holding Temporary Appointment (TA) in the Professional and higher categories, are not entitled to the lump sum portion.
Please also visit the Assignment Grant section on the UN salary and allowances website.