IFAD staff members may be entitled to a range of benefits, as follows:
Depending on the contract type, some staff may be entitled to family allowances, including dependency allowances where there is an eligible dependent spouse (or recognized domestic partner), child(ren) and, under certain conditions, secondary dependent allowance.
Financial support to cover part of the cost of a child’s education is granted to internationally recruited staff members in the Professional and higher categories holding a fixed-term appointment, and assigned to a duty station away from their home country. The education grant consists of partial reimbursement of admissible expenses payable for the period of the child’s full-time attendance at a primary, secondary or post-secondary institution. The grant is payable for a maximum of four years of post-secondary studies or when the child reaches the age of 25, whichever is earlier.
Depending on the contract type, staff are entitled to up to 30 days of annual leave per year. In addition, IFAD observes 10 official holidays per year, which may differ depending on the duty station.
Internationally recruited staff members (and their eligible family members) in the Professional and higher categories holding a fixed-term appointment serving outside of their home country may be eligible for leave to renew social, cultural and family ties in their home country. IFAD pays a percentage of the cost. The frequency of home leave depends on the duty station.
Family visit travel
In cases where eligible family members have not been able to join an internationally recruited staff member at the duty station, IFAD pays a percentage of the cost for one family member to visit the staff member at their duty station.
Depending on the contract type, maternity, paternity and/or adoption leave are available.
IFAD staff and their eligible family members are automatically enrolled into IFAD’s medical insurance coverage scheme. The monthly premiums are shared by the staff member and IFAD, and automatically deducted from the monthly salary. Depending on the staff member’s contract type, the plan provides worldwide insurance coverage.
IFAD is a member of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). Staff members on a fixed-term appointment are automatically enrolled by IFAD in the UNJSPF. A compulsory contribution is deducted from the monthly salary and an amount equivalent to double the staff member contribution is paid by IFAD to the UNJSPF on behalf of the staff member.
Internationally recruited staff members are entitled to compensation for travel and shipment on appointment to and/or change of duty station. Depending on the contract type, eligible family members (a spouse or recognised domestic partner and/or dependent children), may also be granted such compensation if they are accompanying the staff member.
A settling-in grant is payable to internationally recruited staff members with a fixed-term appointment to provide eligible staff members with a cash amount to facilitate settlement on initial appointment or upon change of duty station.
Internationally recruited staff members may qualify for a rental subsidy if they are newly arrived at the duty station and paying a higher-than-average proportion of their income on rent.
Repatriation grant, travel and shipment
These may be payable to internationally recruited staff members who have been working outside of the country of their nationality and will be leaving the country of their duty station upon separation from IFAD to take up residence in another country. Eligibility for this grant requires a minimum of five years of continuous service within the UN system.
Hardship, mobility and danger pay
A hardship allowance is granted to internationally recruited staff assigned to field duty stations with difficult living and working conditions. Where there are restrictions on bringing family members, a non-family allowance is also granted.
Internationally recruited staff may also receive a mobility incentive, established to encourage geographic movement of staff; and to a rest and recuperation break when serving in locations where the conditions are particularly hazardous, stressful and difficult.
Danger pay is a special, non-pensionable allowance payable to all staff (internationally-recruited as well as locally-recruited staff) who are required to work in locations where very dangerous conditions prevail.
Compensation in the event of illness, injury or death
Compensation will be given in the event of service-related illness, injury or death attributable to the performance of official duties.