FICSA will be holding a Workshop on General Service salary survey methodology for non-headquarters duty stations in <st1:place><st1:city>Cairo</st1:city>, <st1:country-region>Egypt</st1:country-region></st1:place>, from 15 to 19 January 2012.

The Workshop will be held under the kind auspices of the WHO Regional Office for the <st1:place>Eastern Mediterranean</st1:place> and conducted in English by a FICSA Resource Person.

The workshop is open to staff representatives and participants irrespective of their duty station of assignment.  However, participation is intended principally for staff serving in Africa and the <st1:place>Middle East</st1:place>.  Duty stations earmarked for comprehensive salary surveys in the next few months are highly recommended to attend.

Workshop programme

The aim of the workshop is to enhance the knowledge of salary survey techniques to the maximum extent possible by providing participants with a detailed overview of the revised methodology in force at field duty stations, covering survey participants roles and responsibilities as well as due proceedings. Basic concepts related to the system of job evaluation and job classification will be dealt with. Within the framework of the methodology, the following phases will be analyzed: preparatory work, data collection, data analysis, construction and approval of the new salary scale.  Interim adjustment procedures and special measures (inflation, devaluation and other situations) will be reviewed as well.

Participation fees

Please note that these workshops are offered free-of-charge to staff representatives from FICSA dues-paying members. (1)

However, a fee of CHF 550 is charged for other participants, including staff representatives from non-FICSA member organizations.

A reduced fee of CHF 450 per person is charged in the case where two or more participants are enrolled from the same organization and duty station.

Accommodation and general information

Participants will receive, upon confirmation of their participation, a code to download a general information document from the FICSA website.  This document will also contain information on the block bookings made for participants to stay at a local hotel (the Intercontinental City Stars Hotel or the Holiday Inn) with special WHO rates. Transportation between the airport and the hotel can be arranged by the hotel upon request by the participant.


Please complete the application form on the FICSA website <>under “Workshops – Upcoming workshops – select the workshop – then “Register Now”.</>

Deadline for application:  23 December 2011.

Seats will be confirmed on a first-come first-served basis, irrespective of the duty station of assignment. Therefore, it is advisable to register well in advance of the deadline.

It is important to note that filing an application to participate in this workshop does not imply an automatic acceptance.  Please wait for the official confirmation before making any travel arrangements.

<st1:stockticker>ALL</st1:stockticker> TRAVEL RELATED EXPENSES <st1:stockticker>AND</st1:stockticker> DSA MUST BE FUNDED BY THE INDIVIDUAL STAFF ASSOCIATION/UNION OR ADMINISTRATION. FICSA cannot provide any financial assistance in this respect.




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Reference Materials for Workshop Attendees:

  • Provisional agenda  doc
  • Hotel information  doc
  • General and travel information  doc
  • Review of the methodology for surveys of best prevailing conditions of employment at headquarters duty stations (ICSC/57/R.14)
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  • Review of the methodology for surveys of best prevailing conditions of employment at non-headquarters duty stations (ICSC/57/R.15)
    pdf | pdf | pdf
  • (external link)



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