Benefits and conditions

Compensation

Your salary is determined according to ACTED’s salary grid: it depends on your position within the organization and the responsibility that comes with it. Additional elements to your remuneration may be added depending on various criteria such as the operational or budget size of the mission or the security level of the country (ACTED security phase). A systematic evaluation process and an annual salary review allow rapid progression in compensation and advancement within ACTED.

Living expenses allowance

In the framework of a field mission, in addition to your monthly salary, you will receive a living allowance to cover living expenses in the country of assignment.

Baggage allowance

You will receive a luggage allowance for your mission which amount depends on the duration of your contract and your status. Details will be provided during the recruitment process.

Transport

For staff on mission, ACTED covers the cost of the round-trip air ticket from the country of residence to the country of assignment. Within the framework of a one-year contract, ACTED will also cover a return trip between the 6th and 7th month of the mission. For employees based in Paris, ACTED reimburses up to 50% of public transport subscriptions/pass, within the Region of Paris Region.

Health Coverage

ACTED subscribes for all its international and HQ (France) staff to a compulsory complementary health insurance. For international staff working in the field, this complementary insurance is fully covered by ACTED. In addition to this health coverage, each international employee benefits from repatriation assistance and supplementary insurance coverage.

Paid Leave and Additional Leave Days

Within the framework of your employment contract, you will benefit from paid holidays, fixed by the legal framework in force. For a full-time employment contract, international staff can be granted 25 days of paid leave per year. International employees also benefit from public holidays in the country of assignment.  Under the Company Agreement on working time regulation , employees are entitled to Additional Leave Days.

R&R
Rest and Recuperation

ACTED enables international employees working in risky or very risky missions, according to ACTED Security phases, to benefit from R&R (Rest and Recuperation). This R&R includes a week’s vacation to which ACTED contributes to the cost of a round-trip ticket to a neighboring country, up to a maximum amount of 500 USD, and a living expense allowance of 200 USD. R&R days are deducted from the total paid vacation days of the international employee. Other additional specific conditions apply for the implementation of R&R.

Housing

International employees on mission usually live in ACTED guesthouses. Employees who have a contract of at least 12 months based in an area considered as calm can benefit, under certain conditions, from a specific housing allowance if they wish to live outside of the ACTED guest-house. This allowance covers up to in the area and can be adjusted in the case of accompanied departures.

Accompanied departures

ACTED offers the possibility of an accompanied status to its salaried staff with a one year contract, under certain conditions and only in areas considered as calm. This accompanied status entitles the staff member to certain benefits, including insurance for all family members, an annual flight to the country of residence for each family member, and a higher baggage allowance.

Departure Induction

All new ACTED international staff members follow a specific one-week training and induction programme in ACTED’s headquarters in Paris. Staff hey are trained in the organizational procedures and processes and benefit also from a personal safety and security training by an partner organization specialized in security and safety in for aid workers.

Psychological Support

ACTED has offers a dedicated  psychological follow-up and support for its international staff on mission. Each newly hired employee who goes to one of ACTED’s countries benefits from a psychological “briefing” before departure with a specialized psychologist. Once on assignment, the staff member has the opportunity to follow up with the specialized psychologist, , if he wishes so and feels the need.

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