The career management Community of Practice is composed of four main areas: staff development and training; mobility; performance management; and pay for performance.Access to the contents of this folder is for registered members only.


The concept of mobility includes movements within and across organizations, occupations and geographical locations. For the purpose of this framework, an important aspect of mobility is the movement of staff between agencies within the common system. Mobility increases staff versatility, provides additional career opportunities and encourages the concept of developing a career in the United Nations family. It strengthens the organizations’ capacity to respond to changing needs.

Pay for Performance

Pay for performance, sometimes abbreviated "P4P", is a motivation concept in human resources, in which employees receive increased compensation for their work if their team, department or company reaches certain targets. This reward method is applied mostly to the private sector, indeed as of 2005, 75 percent of all U.S. companies connect at least part of an employee's pay to measures of performance. This Community of Practice is aimed to give a broader vision of the concept trough literature reviews, organizations practical methods and working groups’ reports.

Performance management

Performance management is an integrated system, including organizational design, work planning, assessments and feedback designed to maximize performance at the individual, team, unit and organizational level to motivate and to develop staff. Award and recognition systems form part of this system. They provide for monetary and non-monetary awards in recognition of meritorious performance and other noteworthy accomplishments. (ICSC “A Framework for Human Resources Management”, 2001).Access to the contents of this folder is for registered members only.

Staff development and training

A career may be defined as a series or progression of work assignments within or outside the United Nations system coupled with a continuing acquisition of skills and experience. It encompasses the notion of a widening of competencies and responsibilities, either in one or several professions. It normally involves several lateral or vertical moves. Career management is the process by which a staff member is empowered, with the support of the organization, to plan, organize and pursue a career in an enabling environment.