Judgment No. 1108
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
After retiring from the Organization the complainant returned under a contract as a consultant. The letter of acceptance he signed indicated that he was being recruited locally. He argues that as a Swedish citizen whom the WHO contacted in Stockholm he was entitled to non-local status and the payment of a daily subsistence allowance. The Organization submits, rightly, that in putting his signature to the contract he accepted the terms of the offer.
external collaborator; terms of appointment; contract; daily subsistence allowance; local status; non-local status; acceptance
"Although [WHO] Manual provision II.12.320 [...] says that consultants shall be paid the subsistence allowance applicable to the country of the duty station, Staff Rule 1330 empowers the Director-General to 'appoint consultants without regard to the provisions of the other sections of the Rules'. So the Director-General's offer of an appointment as a consultant without the per diem allowance was quite lawful anyway."
Organization rules reference: WHO STAFF RULE 1330 WHO MANUAL PROVISION II.12.320
external collaborator; staff regulations and rules; enforcement; provision; contract; daily subsistence allowance; local status