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Consultants and individual contractors

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Consultants are individuals who are recognized authorities or specialists in a specific field, engaged by the United Nations under a temporary contract in an advisory or consultative capacity to the Secretariat.

Individual contractors are individuals engaged by the Organization from time to time under a temporary contract to provide expertise, skills or knowledge for the performance of a specific task or piece of work, which would be short-term by nature, against the payment of an all-inclusive fee.

For more detailed provisions please refer to the administrative issuances related to this topic.

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