International RelationsCareer Challenge
June 17-21, 2019
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs, Washington DC, USA
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Remuneration & Benefits

Working in the international organisation is highly beneficial and rewarding experience. Learn more about what you can expect as a staff professional.

Satisfaction from serving a greater cause

By working in the international organisation, you become a part of the force which impacts on every corner of the globe and focuses on a broad range of fundamental issues, such as sustainable development, protection of the environment and refugees, disaster relief and mitigation, counter terrorism, as well as disarmament and non-proliferation.

Competitive salary

The majority of international organisations offers you an attractive remuneration package with competitive pay and benefits. The level of pay for staff who are recruited internationally is set by reference to the highest paying national civil service. Staff members in categories who are locally recruited are compensated in accordance with the best prevailing conditions of service locally.

Assignment and Repatriation Assistance

Travel and shipping expenses when you are moving from one duty station to another. Assignment grant to assist you in meeting initial extraordinary costs when arriving at or relocating to a new duty station. Rental subsidy may be provided to assist newly-hired international staff with payment of monthly rent prices which are too high in proportion to total remuneration. International staff who leave their duty station after separation from service may be entitled to a repatriation grant payable on the basis of the number of years of service. At some duty stations, a hardship allowance linked to living and working conditions is paid and in the case of restrictions as to bringing family members, a non-family hardship allowance is also paid. Hazard pay and rest and recuperation break when you serve in locations where the conditions are particularly hazardous, stressful and difficult.

Help with family commitments

Dependency benefits are provided in the form of higher net salaries, allowances for staff with dependents, as well as flat-rate allowances for children and secondary dependents. An education grant may be payable to internationally- recruited staff members serving outside their home country to cover a part of the cost of educating children in full-time attendance at an educational institution.


Depending on your type of contract, you will be entitled to 18 to 30 days of annual leave per year. Internationally-recruited staff may be eligible for home leave travel to renew social, cultural and family ties in your home country; frequency depends on the duty station you are assigned to. Many organisations make provisions for maternity, paternity, and adoption leave with full pay and ranging from two to sixteen weeks depending on which type of leave is being requested.

Social security and retirement pension

You will be eligible to participate in one of the organisation-sponsored medical insurance plans as well as pension funds.