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Managed Mobility Programme: Figures & timeline of the exercise

Meet the Mobility team!
From left to right: Souad Amounane, Emma Boitet, Qihui Zhang, Shakhnoza Duc, Ayna Karliyeva-Mekaouar

The introduction of the Mobility Policy was a consultative process with the Programme Sectors and Bureaus that began in November 2018, and consisted of several key phases:

PLANNING PHASE (NOV. 2018 – JAN. 2019)

Projection Meetings were conducted with the participation of Sectors/Bureaus to ensure that all parties were fully aware of the policy and prepared for the launch of the exercise.

 

LAUNCH OF THE POLICY OF THE MANAGED MOBILITY PROGRAMME (DEC 2018)

11 information sessions were organized for all staff to communicate on the estimated timeline and processes of the first mobility exercise

 

PUBLICATION OF THE LIST OF POSTS NOT SUBJECT TO GEOGRAPHICAL MOBILITY (FEB 2019)

The list of posts not subject to geographical mobility was reviewed by Director of Human Resources Management, Assistant Director-General for Human Resources Management, and approved by the Director-General.

 

IDENTIFICATION OF STAFF TO BE INCLUDED IN THE MOBILITY POOL (FEB- MARCH 2019)

The Bureau of Human Resources Management worked closely each Sector/Bureau/Institute to confirm the status of each staff on rotational posts. The criteria of inclusion of staff are strictly aligned with the calculation of Standard Duration of Assignment as indicated in the policy.

 

NOTIFICATIONS TO STAFF INCLUDED IN MOBILITY POOL (185 Staff)

2 Townhall meetings were held at Headquarters on 6 March 2019 with over 130 staff connected via webcast.

 

DEFERMENT PHASE (MARCH 2019)

Operational and personal/medical deferment requests were reviewed and 109 staff were granted deferments.

 

ADVERTISEMENT OF POSTS (APRIL-MAY 2019)

The compendium of 113 available posts was advertised on 18th April 2019 on the internal mobility recruitment portal for a 30-day period.

 

MATCHING AND REVIEW EXERCISES (MAY-JUNE 2019)

Matching and review exercises are managed at the organizational level in an inclusive manner, including consultation with managers and Directors/Heads of Office and review by the Mobility Review Panels and Senior Mobility Review Panel.

Mobility in Figures

84%

of colleagues* believe that mobility is of great importance for the effective functioning of UNESCO

* Overall, 1 966 (65% of UNESCO staff) respondents participated in the UNESCO Global Staff Survey 2018

 

80%

of the 870 international professional posts are subject to geographical mobility

 

27

staff have made more than 2 geographical moves within the last 5 years


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