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ITER General Benefits and Conditions

ITER General Benefits and Conditions

In a high pressure environment, you will be part of an exciting scientific and human endeavor, working in an international environment, with an excellent quality of life in the south of France.

  • International School for Children ages 3 to 18
  • Working Conditions
    • Contract Length: up to 5 years, renewable (when appropriate)
    • Full time - 40 hour working week
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  • Salary: Determined by Grade and Step offered for the position in accordance with the ITER Organization job classification, the level of responsibilities and the candidate's profile.

    Note: The ITER Organization has its own Salary Scales. Grades/Steps are not related or equivalent to other International Organizations systems (i.e. UN or other).

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The figures above represent the Net ''Take home Salary'', after application of compulsory deductions (Internal Tax and contributions to Pension Fund, Medical and Death & Disability Insurances).

  • Family & Social Allowances: Entitlement based on the family situation. Amounts applicable as of January 2021 are as follows:
    • Household Allowance
      • 6% of net basic salary
      • Entitlement based on marital status and family situation
    • Allowance for Dependent Children and Other Dependents
      • 3 957 € net per year and per dependent child
    • Education Allowance, depending on the school level attended by the child:
      • 1 978 € net per year, per dependent child in full-time compulsory primary education (including compulsory nursery/ "maternelle" and elementary education) 
      • 3 957 € net per year, per dependent child in full-time secondary education
      • 9 894 € net per year, per dependent child in full-time higher education
Subject to specific conditions
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  • Travel Expenses
    • Paid to and from Cadarache, France, for you, your spouse and dependent children, when taking up duty and upon termination of appointment
  • Removal Expenses
    • Paid to and from Cadarache, France when taking up duty and upon termination of appointment
  • Installation Leave
    • Two working days of special paid leave for the first removal paid for or reimbursed by the ITER Organization shall be granted to staff members on taking up appointment.
  • Installation Allowance
    • A sum of up to two months basic net salary
  • Support for children's registration to the International School of Manosque
  • Relocation services: The Welcome Office of Agence ITER France provides tailored relocation services and support for integration into French society:
    • Administrative formalities
    • Specific customs procedures, visas, residence permits, etc.
    • Finding temporary or permanent housing
    • Subscribing to utilities (water, electricity, internet, telephone, etc.)
    • French language classes
    • Activities to promote the discovery of French society and culture
  • Pension Fund
    • This Pension Fund aims to enable our employees to accumulate and later receive payment of a lump sum or a life annuity with an individual retirement account. A total of 4 profiles are available in 2 currencies (euro & dollar), allowing our employees' pension fund to meet their specific retirement and investment needs.
  • Medical Insurance
    • This very comprehensive health care plan covers you, your spouse and your dependent children starting from your first day of work, at minimum 90% of "reasonable and customary" charges for medical expenses, hospitalization (100%), dental & vision care (with specific ceilings)
  • Death & Disability Insurance
    • This insurance plan entitles you to coverage against risk of sickness and accident, work-related or not, resulting in your death, temporary or permanent disability.
  • Immunities
    • Immunity from jurisdiction in the exercise of an ITER employee's functions
    • Inviolability for all official papers and documents
    • Exemption from measures restricting immigration and governing aliens' registration (for the ITER employee and his/her family)
  • Fiscal Privileges and Rights
    • Duty-free import of furniture and personal effects
    • Salaries paid by the ITER Organization are exempt from income tax in France. However, they are subject to effective rate rules as per Article 14 of the Headquarters Agreement (i.e. they are taken into account for the purpose of assessing the amount of taxation to be applied to income from other sources).
  • Import or acquisition of a motor vehicle in France for personal use without payment of taxes and duties (for non-French and non-permanent residents in France)
  • Social Security
    • Exemption from all compulsory contributions to the French social security system
  • Work for Family Members of ITER Staff
    • Spouse and children who came in as minors and who wish to take up gainful employment are exempt from work permits 
We have an incentives scheme aimed at rewarding high performing employees for the achievement of their objectives, which are set annually.

We also offer opportunities for professional growth, training and competency development, including specialized induction training for all newcomers.

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