Step 5 of 6
Timeframe
10 days

Contact UN Host Entity

To prepare for your assignment, we suggest that you have a discussion with your supervisor or team member to:

Gain clarity on your role and responsibilities - tasks you will be expected to perform.

Understand learning and training opportunities during the assignment (formal and informal).

Understand the organizational culture, work environment and relationships with colleagues.

Identify and connect with a "buddy" within your team to facilitate your onboarding.

Confirm your expected entry on duty date.

Research suggests that orientation on role, learning and training, and supportive relationships are directly related to your role mastery, self-efficacy beliefs, and performance. We recommend that you establish a briefing session with your supervisor prior to departure to start developing the relationship and support your professional development during the assignment.

Pre-departure Expenses and Settling-in-Grant (SIG) 

Once you complete the above requirements, UNV will transfer pre-departure expenses to your bank account provided earlier.

This includes pre-departure expenses, shipment/baggage, a lumpsum payment for airfare, and Settling-in-Grant (ref. offer letter for more details).

This process may take up to 10 business days. Please carry your SIG to your duty station to pay for your accommodation and utilities upon arrival.

Travel arrangements 

Your contact person will provide you with a lump sum payment for your airfare to the duty station. You are expected to buy your own air ticket(s) with this payment unless advised otherwise by your contact person.

Your contact person will confirm your expected travel date. Do not purchase your ticket until this is confirmed.

Email a copy of your confirmed E-ticket to your host agency focal person for arrival logistics, cc. UNV contact person.

We advise you to compare arrival dates, prices, airlines, and routing before you buy a ticket. Do not begin your travel until you have secured all required visas, including transit visas or you have confirmation that visas are available or will be issued upon arrival.