The Mobility and Hardship Scheme
The UN common system has in place a scheme to recognize operationally required mobility between duty stations and to compensate for the degree of hardship experienced by staff assigned by their organizations to difficult duty stations.
The main elements of the scheme are: hardship allowance; mobility allowance; non-removal entitlement and an assignment grant; other benefits include additional education travel, additional reimbursement of boarding costs, the reimbursement of basic medical examinations and extra freight shipment.
Assignment2:Appointment to a duty station or the reassignment to a new duty station of one year or more, where the staff member’s official travel to the duty station has been paid and assignment grant paid.
H duty stations:Headquarter locations and locations where there are no United Nations developmental or humanitarian activities or locations which are in countries which are members of the European Union.
A –E duty stations:Field duty stations.
2 Only for the purpose of the mobility and hardship scheme