Welcome to the page dedicated to the International Personnel Services Agreement (IPSA). Here you will find useful information and links to help you understand the concepts, the process and the policies behind this modality. Below you will find a link that should take you to folders, each with a set of documents, including a general presentation.
* Please note the following important information:
- Partners who currently receive services from country offices have the option to use the new I-PSA modality, but are not obliged to convert their international ICs into IPSAs at this stage.
- Conversions into I-PSAs only concern the international ICs, and not the local ICs. Local ICs continue as usual until the National PSA is rolled out later in 2021.
for 2030 committed to introduce a new and more flexible HR contractual modality
to engage talent for specific programme and project work, in addition to
current consultant contracts.
response to this commitment UNDP has launched a new type of HR contract: the
International Personnel Services Agreement, or I-PSA, on February 15th
2021. This new contract:
Fills an existing gap in hiring international expertise on personnel contracts
Largely replaces the existing internatinal Individual Contract modality, with
I-PSA personnel in future hired under an HR process rather than procured
under a procurement process
Provides personnel with
significantly better conditions of employment – including access to
healthcare and paid leave
Allows international HR contract personnel to work in all UNDP
locations globally; that is, in Country Offices, Hubs and HQ locations
Has been future proofed- it allows contract personnel to
work remotely, from their home country or on a retainer, thus
giving UNDP and its personnel greater flexibility
Will enable UNDP to access a greater pool of talent and work in a
more flexible and agile way in order to deliver our mandate
International Individual Contracts will continue to be used only for
work where a specific product – such as an analysis or a report – is to be
provided on a single, lump sum-based payment.
The PSA modality is a human resources tool, and will follow the selection of people according to their skills, within a set range of flexible pay. The modality introduces benefits to all sides, including new benefits and entitlements to the individuals, predictability and flexibility to the hiring offices, and simplification in corporate administration. It provides for a fair and competitive pay, and consistency across the organization.
For more information, please go through the presentation and FAQs under the below links, or feel free to write to firstname.lastname@example.org. This 7-minute video by OHR Director introducing the IPSA is also available.