Judgment No. 613
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
The complainant's present contract, converting the original, extended appointment, bears out his original status as a locally recruited member of the general service staff. At the time of signing he was aware of the Organization's position that he had local status. He made no objection until after the contract had come into force. "There is nothing in WHO Rules to oblige the Organization to grant non-local status to someone [...] merely because he is a citizen of a country other than that of the duty station or has been resident in the country of his nationality."
nationality; terms of appointment; general service category; local status; non-local status; residence
The complainant, a citizen of the United States on a visit to Alexandria, was granted a short-term appointment. That appointment, on the basis of local recruitment, was extended several times. He was then given a fixed-term appointment on the basis of local recruitment. The Tribunal observes that this last contract converted the earlier ones; by signing the contract without making any objection, the complainant accepted his local-recruitment status. The request for non-local status is dismissed.
terms of appointment; contract; appointment; short-term; local status; non-local status; acceptance