OPAS/OPEX arrangements

Introductory note. In the early years of the Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance (EPTA), administrative questions relating to technical assistance programmes or staff were dealt with by the Technical Assistance Board (TAB). Since these questions were often identical with or similar to questions affecting the regular staff and regular programmes, CCAQ at its 11th session (1951: CO-ORDINATION/R.93) decided to review annually the main administrative decisions of TAB.

Employment of Associate Experts/Junior Professional Officers/Associate Professional Officers

(1) At its 62nd session (March 1985: ACC/1985/6, paras. 107-111), CCAQ reviewed certain issues which had arisen in connection with the conditions of service of staff employed for a fixed-term on the basis of a reimbursable agreement with donor governments, referred to by organizations variously as associate experts, junior professional officers or associate professional officers.

Fellows and scholars

(1) At the 21st session, CCAQ confirmed (1960: CO-ORDINATION/R.325, para. 79) that organizations did not recognize liability to third parties for damage to property or persons resulting from actions of fellowship holders in the course of on-the-job training or otherwise.

Fellowship stipends

(1) At the 15th session (1954: CO-ORDINATION/R.162, para. 44) CCAQ, with UNESCO reserving its position, decided to recommend that TAB should establish stipend rates in local currency amounts and not in United States dollar equivalents. It also agreed to advise TAB that the same stipend rates should apply for fellows and scholars, whether paid from the regular funds of the organization or from funds provided under the Expanded Programme.