Danger pay is a special allowance established for internationally and locally recruited staff who are required to work in locations where very dangerous conditions prevail, comprising the following:
Danger pay may normally be granted for periods of up to three consecutive months. The application of danger pay is lifted when dangerous conditions are deemed to have abated.
The allowance is payable as a monthly sum to internationally-recruited and locally recruited staff whenever staff are present in the qualifying location, whether or not staff are required to report to duty at a UN office.
To facilitate the organizations' implementation of Danger Pay: COVID-19, FAQs were developed in collaboration with WHO, and will be updated periodically.
For internationally-recruited staff members, the amount is currently set at US$1,600 per month. For locally-recruited staff members serving in designated locations, the allowance is calculated locally at the rate of 30 per cent of the net midpoint of the applicable 2016 local General Service salary scale (excluding long-service and longevity steps, if any).