Pay & Benefits

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Internationally Recruited Positions (IRS)

The remuneration package for international staff posted worldwide shall be internationally competitive.

Basic Pay

Competitive basic salary:  ICRAF’s policy is to remain competitive in the selected markets in terms of total remuneration. Our aim and pledge to staff is to be in the top 50 percentiles of employers in the market in terms of total salary and benefits. We carry out annual and multi-annual surveys to help achieve this aim. Our basic salaries are set to take into account both market competitiveness and internal equity.  Salary scale

Post adjustment: This allowance is payable in US Dollars to reflect the relative difference in the cost of living among duty stations and is payable as established by management. These rates are reviewed annually.

Tax on income: Due to complexities that come with diversity, International Staff are responsible for their respective home country taxes on any funds paid by ICRAF.

Benefits

Travel to Duty Station: ICRAF provides travel for staff and their eligible dependents to the respective duty station on appointment.

Moving Allowance (Expatriation/Repatriation): This is non-accountable allowance to assist staff to move their household effects to a new duty station or back to their home base at the end of assignment.  This will be provided according to established prevailing rates.

Assignment Grant: Newly appointed International Staff are entitled to a non-accountable assignment grant to assist them settle in the new duty station and help defray part of the costs associated with taking up residence.

Housing: ICRAF provides housing assistance as established in the policy for the respective duty stations. Details are available on request and will be provided on appointment.

Security Allowance: Where applicable, ICRAF provides 100% of the actual cost of a 24-hour guard service plus rent of a standard radio alarm system and the staff residence.

Temporary Car Allowance:  ICRAF will provide newly appointed staff with temporary non-cash car allowance for a period of three (3) months as per established rates, upon reporting to the duty station.

Dependents' Education Allowance: ICRAF will provide an education allowance for dependents as established by policy for up to a maximum of Three (3) children. Details are available on request and will be provided on appointment.

Home Leave Travel: Travel will be by air every two years for staff and their eligible dependents to their declared home base based on the standard ICRAF travel policy. Where an annual home leave travel is preferred, there is an option to claim 50% of the benefit for every year. 

Retirement Plan: Non-contributory retirement plan of 15% contribution of basic pay by ICRAF.

Insurances: Life insurance. Medical, Hospital and Disability Insurance as per prevailing policies.

Leave:  21 working days for the first year.  One (1) additional day will be earned for each subsequent year worked up to a maximum of Thirty (30) days.  Leave is accrued monthly from the date of joining.

Professional associations: Membership and participation in professional associations and their events are a potentially important means to achieve staff development goals and to widen the reputation of the Centre. ICRAF provides assistance to professional staff members with the payment of dues to professional associations that have direct relevance to the staff members’ profession or to their responsibilities at ICRAF according to established prevailing rates.

 Regionally Recruited Positions (RRS)

The remuneration package for Regionally Recruited Staff posted within respective regions shall be regionally competitive.

Basic Pay

Competitive basic salary:  ICRAF’s policy is to remain competitive in the selected markets in terms of total remuneration. Our aim and pledge to staff is to be in the top 50 percentiles of employers in the market in terms of total salary and benefits. We carry out annual and multi-annual surveys to help achieve this aim. Our basic salaries are set to take into account both market competitiveness and internal equity.  Salary Scale

Post adjustment: This allowance is payable in US Dollars to reflect the relative difference in the cost of living among duty stations and is payable as established by management. These rates are reviewed annually.

Tax on income: Due to complexities that come with diversity, International Staff are responsible for their respective home country taxes on any funds paid by ICRAF.

Benefits

Travel to Duty Station: ICRAF provides travel for staff and their eligible dependents to the respective duty station on appointment.

Moving Allowance (Expatriation/Repatriation): This is non-accountable allowance to assist staff to move their household effects to a new duty station or back to their home base at the end of assignment.  This will be provided according to established prevailing rates.

Assignment Grant: Newly appointed International Staff are entitled to a non-accountable assignment grant to assist them settle in the new duty station and help defray part of the costs associated with taking up residence.

Housing: ICRAF provides housing assistance as established in the policy for the respective duty stations. Details are available on request and will be provided on appointment.

Security Allowance: Where applicable, ICRAF provides 100% of the actual cost of a 24-hour guard service plus rent of a standard radio alarm system and the staff residence.

Temporary Car Allowance:  ICRAF will provide newly appointed staff with temporary non-cash car allowance for a period of three (3) months as per established rates, upon reporting to the duty station.

Dependents' Education Allowance: ICRAF will provide an education allowance for dependents as established by policy for up to a maximum of Three (3) children. Details are available on request and will be provided on appointment.

Home Leave Travel: Travel will be by air every two years for staff and their eligible dependents to their declared home base based on the standard ICRAF travel policy. Where an annual home leave travel is preferred, there is an option to claim 50% of the benefit for every year. 

Retirement Plan: Non-contributory retirement plan of 15% contribution of basic pay by ICRAF.

Insurances: Life insurance. Medical, Hospital and Disability Insurance as per prevailing policies.

Leave:  21 working days for the first year.  One (1) additional day will be earned for each subsequent year worked up to a maximum of Thirty (30) days.  Leave is accrued monthly from the date of joining.

Professional Associations: Membership and participation in professional associations and their events are a potentially important means to achieve staff development goals and to widen the reputation of the Centre. ICRAF provides assistance to professional staff members with the payment of dues to professional associations that have direct relevance to the staff members’ profession or to their responsibilities at ICRAF according to established prevailing rates.

Nationally Recruited Positions (NRS)

The remuneration package for Nationally Recruited Staff shall be established taking into account the local market and practices, in accordance with the established practices of other CGIAR centres located in the respective country.  The remuneration shall be competitive based on the local Salary Surveys.

Basic Pay

Competitive basic salary:  ICRAF’s policy is to remain competitive in the selected markets in terms of total remuneration. Our aim and pledge to staff is to be in the top 50 percentiles of employers in the market in terms of total salary and benefits. We carry out annual and multi-annual surveys to help achieve this aim. Our basic salaries are set to take into account both market competitiveness and internal equity. These are set competitively in line with ICRAF’s policy and according to the respective Local Labour Market.

Benefits

Dependents’ Education Allowance: ICRAF will provide an education allowance for dependents as established by policy for up to a maximum of 4 children. Details are available on request and will be provided on appointment.

Retirement Plan: Non-contributory retirement plan of 12.5% contribution of basic pay by ICRAF.

Insurances: Group Life Insurance, Group Personal Accident and Medical as established at respective duty stations.

Leave: 21 working days for the first year.  One (1) additional day will be earned for each subsequent year worked up to a maximum of Thirty (30) days.  Leave is accrued monthly from the date of joining.

Professional associations: Membership and participation in professional associations and their events are a potentially important means to achieve staff development goals and to widen the reputation of the Centre. ICRAF provides assistance to professional staff members (C3 to C6) with the payment of dues to professional associations that have direct relevance to the staff members’ profession or to their responsibilities at ICRAF according to established prevailing rates.