International field positions salary & benefits package

Action Against Hunger’s remuneration package includes:



Field allowances


other benefits


SalaryAnnual salary
Your gross (untaxed) annual salary will reflect your post’s seniority & your cumulative weighted work experience. Action Against Hunger field salaries are paid in USD & are not negotiable as they are part of a harmonized agreement across the Action Against Hunger network.
  • Program Managers: from $27,000 - $33,600 per annum
  • Coordinators: from $32,400 - $41,400 per annum
  • Deputy Country Directors: from $37,200 - $47,400 per annum
  • Country Directors: from $43,800 – $54,900 per annum
The Action Against Hunger salary scale is reviewed periodically. The most recent review was implemented in 2013. All Action Against Hunger employees are responsible for determining where they should pay taxes & ensuring that these are filed on time.

Salary IncreasePerformance-based salary increases
You may be entitled to receive salary increases for every 12 months you work in the field with Action Against Hunger at the same level of responsibility. Salary increases are based on the result of your annual performance appraisal.


field allowances

Per DiemPer Diem & living allowance
You will be paid per diem (in local currency) for all days you are working in your country of assignment. You will also be entitled to a monthly living allowance (in local currency). These allowances are determined by each country’s cost of living & are a contribution towards everyday expenses while on assignment. 

You will either be provided with accommodation in an Action Against Hunger approved residence for the duration of your assignment or a fixed accommodation allowance as a contribution towards your accommodation costs. 

Action Against Hunger  will fly you from your home to your place of assignment & then back home at the end of your contract. If you extend your assignment more than 3 months after completing a 12 month contract you’ll receive a return ticket home for your annual vacation. 

Health InsuranceHealth & other insurances
Action Against Hunger will provide you with medical, dental, vision & medical evacuation insurance while you’re on assignment. You will also be covered for accidental death & dismemberment insurance. Additional insurances (short-term disability, long-term disability & life insurance) are offered for long-term employees.

Child AllowanceChild allowance
If you have up to 5 children Action Against Hunger offers a monthly child allowance as a contribution towards the cost of providing for them, irrespective of whether your children will reside with you in the field or in your home country.

TransportationBreak allowance & flights
As a contribution towards your break costs, for each R&R (rest & recuperation) break Action Against Hunger will provide you with a break allowance of $300, as well as paying a return economy flight & visa fees to your mission’s reference point. 

Cold Country
Cold country allowance

If you go to a mission with harsh winters you may be eligible for an annual allowance up to $480.


leave benefits

R&R BenefitsR&R Breaks
To help you work effectively in the difficult contexts where Action Against Hunger works, you will be entitled to at least 1 R&R break (5 working days) every 3 months. 

VacationPaid annual leave (vacation)
While working in the field with Action Against Hunger you will accrue 2.5 calendar days of paid vacation per month, or 30 calendar days per year. You will be able to attach vacation days to your R&R breaks after working 3 months in the field.  

LeaveOther leaves
You will be entitled to accrue sick leave from the start of your contract. During your assignment you may also be entitled to maternity leave, paternity leave & bereavement leave.  

LeaveRetirement Plan
You will be able to contribute to an employee only retirement savings plan. For US expats, you will be able to contribute through our tax deferred investment 403(b) retirement plan in the US. Our Third Country Nationals (Non-US Staff), will be able to contribute through our plan located in the Isle of Man. 

Pre-Departure BriefingPre-departure briefings
Action Against Hunger considers your briefings an essential part of your pre-departure preparation. These are the joint responsibility of both Action Against Hunger’s managers & each individual employee. HQ briefings are usually conducted via phone or Skype, while in-country briefings are most often completed in person. 

Field Training‘Welcome to Action Against Hunger’ induction training
Before leaving for the field, or within your first 6 months working with Action Against Hunger, you may be invited to attend a 5 day induction course at our Training Center in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Performance AppraisalsRegular performance appraisals
Action Against Hunger uses performance appraisals to ensure you’ll receive regular feedback from your supervisor so that you’ll know how your work is perceived, whether your reaching your objectives, & to provide you with an opportunity to discuss your expectations & request support. 

TrainingTraining opportunities
Action Against Hunger is committed to developing the skills of all employees, to the extent that this is possible given resource constraints & program requirements. Many development opportunities exist & you’ll be encouraged to make use of these to improve your skills & knowledge. Please visit: 

Debriefings will be the final step in your mission & will give you the opportunity to provide Action Against Hunger with valuable feedback about your experience working with us. They are completed in-person with your country team & via the phone or Skype (usually) with key HQ managers. 

Career OpportunitiesCareer opportunities within the Action Against Hunger network
All open field positions, in all countries where Action Against Hunger works, will be shared with you at least once a month. Your HR Officer will also regularly speak with you to understand your career aspirations & to pro-actively help you identify future assignments. Multiple career paths are open to staff who perform well. Check our website for stories of how different Action Against Hunger leaders have developed professionally within the Action Against Hunger network.  

Action Against Hunger may be able to offer ACCOMPANIED STATUS benefits for certain senior field positions depending on where the position is based, the nature & length of the assignment, security conditions, the availability of different medical & educational services & other operational considerations.

When you join Action Against Hunger as an international field employee your work will not only be interesting and challenging, but you will also be provided with a comprehensive remuneration package, tailored to life in the field.

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger.