Recruitment

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) gives you a unique opportunity to work in a vibrant work environment where you will be encouraged to participate in developing the young organization in a dynamic, multicultural way. You will be contributing towards collectively addressing the key common challenges to the scaling up of solar energy in line with member country's needs. ISA is striving to achieve gender parity at all levels and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for all positions within the organization. ISA also strives to obtain a staff reflecting its geographical representation and diversity.

Grade levels of positions and salaries of staff members shall be fixed by the Director-General in conformity generally with the United Nations common system standards.

Candidates selected for international professional positions may expect to receive the following allowances, as applicable, in addition to the salary:

  • Dependency allowances (for eligible spouse and up to 2 children)
  • Settling in grant as per ISA rules
  • Rental subsidy as per ISA rules
  • Education grant (for up to two school aged children) as per ISA rules
  • Annual and sick leave (annual leave accredited at 2.5 days per month)
  • Health insurance premium contribution as per ISA rules
  • Pension contributions (the ISA will contribute a lump sum payment equivalent to UN common system rates (15.8% of net salary).
  • Income tax reimbursement (the ISA provides for national income tax reimbursement upon proof of payment).

Candidates selected for national positions may expect to receive the following allowances, as applicable, in addition to the salary:

  • Dependency allowances (for eligible spouse and up to 3 children)
  • Annual and sick leave (Annual leave accredited at 2.5 days per month)
  • Health insurance premium contribution as per ISA rules
  • Pension contributions (ISA will contribute a lump sum payment equivalent to UN common system rates (15.8% of net salary).
  • Income tax reimbursement (the ISA provides for national income tax reimbursement upon proof of payment).

Further details on benefits and allowances will be provided to selected candidates upon appointment.


Internationally recruited Professional staff
Staff members in these categories are normally internationally recruited and primarily nationals of one of the ISA member countries. Internationally recruited staff under this category are required to have advanced degrees and they serve in either supervisory, programmatic or technical posts and are required to perform analytical, conceptual functions and may also be required to engage in negotiations, communications and/or have substantive expertise and/or managerial and leadership ability. Remuneration is based on internationally established salaries and benefits (as established by the International Civil Service Commission and in conformity with United Nations common system standards).

Locally recruited staff

ISA will also recruit staff locally within the duty station who are nationals of the host country and normally recruitment is for individuals who reside within commuting distance of the HQ. These individuals may be recruited for positions at either the National Officer Level (NO) or General Service (GS) level.

National Officer positions are considered professional level and require university degrees similar to the international professional staff and may be assigned similar functions. General Services positions consist primarily of support and administrative functions. The positions may be in support of administrative processing functions, but also the more senior GS positions may be technical in nature and may also include some supervision of more junior staff.

General Services positions consist of primarily support and administrative functions. The positions may be in support of administrative processing functions, but the more senior GS positions may be technical in nature and may also include some supervision of more junior staff.

Remuneration for the National Officer and General Services categories are separately established and are based on the average of the best prevailing comparable wages in the local area and in conformity with the United Nations common system standards.

Secondment Scheme

Deputation Policy and Regulations

ISA engages experts as consultants to work on short-term projects or assignments. Consultants are normally engaged in an advisory or consultative capacity to provide specialized skills or knowledge. They may also be engaged to conduct seminars or training courses, preparing documents for conferences and meetings, or writing reports on matters within their area of expertise. Consultants are normally recruited when the organization has specific requirements which cannot be performed by existing ISA staff. Opportunities for consultant will generally be advertised on the ISA Portal.

Internship opportunities will be advertised and will be open to both undergraduate students in their final year of studies and graduate students wishing to enhance their educational experience and gain experience in the work of the ISA. Internships will normally be for short term periods as agreed by ISA and the selected intern.

Individuals employed as individual contractors may be engaged to perform staff-like work, such as translation, editing or part-time support and maintenance. They may also be recruited during heavy workload periods for the organization to supplement existing staff.

Consultant (Solar Mini Grids)

Consultant (Solar Rooftop)


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