In making the selection decision, heads of entity should give due consideration to the Management Dashboard as well as the Status Matrix elements, which are as follows:

Status Matrix elements
Expand each item for a description:
Int S/M
Indicates whether the candidate is internal or external. Internal staff should be given fullest regard.
Gender
Indicates the gender of the candidate. Gender parity must be achieved by 2021, or with the Secretary-General’s approval, by 2026.
Young professionals programme (for P-3 positions)
Indicates whether the staff member has been appointed through the young professionals programme or the former National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE). The heads of entity are encouraged to give priority consideration to these staff for selection to P-3 positions.
5 yrs + in position
Indicates whether the staff member has served 5 years or more in the current position.
12 months in position
Indicates whether the staff member has served 12 months or more in the current position.
Disability
Indicates whether the candidate has a physical disability.
Downsizing
Indicates whether the candidate is a current or former staff member in an entity that is downsizing
Un – and Under rep
Indicates whether the candidate is from an unrepresented or underrepresented member state, which must be considered for positions subject to the system of desirable ranges (established posts funded by the regular budget in Headquarters, offices away from Headquarters and regional commissions).
Previous 200/300
Indicates whether the staff member has served under the former 200 or 300 series of the Staff Rules, and has not yet been recruited through a process including a central review body review under Staff rule 4.15.
Service in the field
Indicates whether the candidate has served or currently serves in a field operation, which is a highly desirable appointment criterion for positions at the D-1 and D-2 levels in departments and offices which provide backstopping or policy guidance to field missions.
Victims of malicious act
Indicates whether the candidate has been a victim of a malicious act, natural disasters or an emergency, as determined by the Secretary-General.
Spouse
Indicates whether the candidate is a spouse of a currently serving staff member.
Police Cont Country & Troop Cont Country
IIndicates whether the candidate is a national of a police or troop contributing country, which is relevant for positions in a peacekeeping operation or Headquarters support account-funded positions.

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Last modified: 21 July 2021