Pay and conditions

Pay and conditions for working at the General Secretariat.
What are the working hours?

The regular working schedule is a 37.5 hour working week from Monday to Friday on a flexitime system.

Some positions are required to work on a shift schedule including public holidays and weekends but this will be indicated in the Vacancy Notice and contracted staff who work shifts are entitled to receive a shift allowance.

Other rules and regulations?

Our Staff Manual defines all the procedures related to being a staff member.

What salary does INTERPOL pay?

The salary scale varies according to duty station. The grade is defined in the vacancy announcement and the step is calculated according to previous experience.  

Allowances dependent on family status, type of contract, nationality and the candidate’s residential status prior to recruitment, but can include installation, expatriation, short-term, transport and shift allowances.  

Do you pay relocation expenses?

INTERPOL reimburses costs incurred for obtaining criminal record certificates, pre-employment medicals and employment permits.

For staff arriving on fixed-term appointments, INTERPOL pays for travel to the duty station, removal expenses and support for house-hunting.

For short-term appointments, an installation allowance is paid in the first and last month of the contract to cover the costs of the flight and removal.

For seconded officials, all expenses are paid by the national administration.

What about health care?

Private health insurance is obligatory for staff in all duty stations. INTERPOL subsidizes a comprehensive health care plan for all contracted staff and their dependents (spouse and children).

Seconded officers and interns are required to provide proof of medical coverage prior to joining the Organization.

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