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(ii) Subject to the criteria set out in article 167, paragraph 2, of the Convention and to the provisions of staff regulations 4.3 (a) and 4.8, theAppointment and Promotion Board shall, in flling vacancies, give due regard to applications by staff members already employed by the Authority or by other international organizations within the United Nations common system.

Composition and procedures of the Appointment and Promotion Board

(b) (i) The Appointment and Promotion Board shall consist of three

members and three alternates at the level of P-3 and above. The Chief of the Offce of Administration and Management, or his or her representative, shall serve ex offcio as a non-voting member of the Board. The other members and alternates shall be appointed by the Secretary-General after consultation with the Staff Committee. Such members and alternates shall be appointed for fxed periods, normally of one year, subject to renewal.

(ii) The Board shall elect its chairman and establish its own procedures.

Functions of the Appointment and Promotion Board

(c) The function of the Appointment and Promotion Board shall be to make recommendations to the Secretary-General in respect of the following:

(i) Appointment: Proposed probationary appointments and other proposed appointments of a probable duration of one year or more. (ii) Review:

a. The suitability for permanent appointment of staffmemberswhose eligibility is established under the terms of rule 4.11 (a)(i). With respect to holders of probationary appointments, recommendations of the Board may include extension of the probationary period for one additional year or separation from service.

b. The review of proposals for the termination of permanent appointments for unsatisfactory services under regulation 9.1 (a) in accordance with the special procedures established for that purpose by the Secretary-General. (iii) Promotion:

a. The selection of staff members qualifed for promotion. b. Minimum periods of service in the grade, as a normal requirement for consideration for promotion, shall be established by the Secretary-General.

Rule 4.13 Medical examination

(a) Staff members may be required from time to time to undergo a medical examination in order to ensure that they are free from any ailment likely to impair

Staff Rules, 4.12-4.13

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