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. Mobility need not to be limited to international organizations.(ICSC “A Framework for Human Resources Management”, 2001).Access to the contents of this folder is for registered members only.
Over the past 60 years, the need for a multi-skilled, versatile and mobile staff has been repeatedly expressed across the UN system. Most recently, the CEB has agreed an Inter-Agency Mobility Accord (2005). Dual careers in families is one of the large hindrances for staff mobility as many staff members have to satisfy two sets of career development needs when accepting a post in a new location. The Dual Career and Staff Mobility programme assists spouses in finding employment, obtaining work permits and settling into a new location.