On assignment

Life on assignment will be an adventure. Discover what you can expect.


Arrival and orientation


Settling in to life on assignment starts with country office staff meeting you at the airport and participation in an in-country orientation program.

The orientation programs are scheduled in advance and the duration varies by country. Generally, they last a minimum of one-to-two weeks. In some countries, your in-country orientation will go longer and include language training.

Security plans

An essential activity on arrival is the completion of your Personal Security Plan and Accommodation Security Plan. Your country team will work with you to complete these.

Learning and support

In addition to your orientation, you have access to information and online resources as well as a learning hub for additional learning and collaboration opportunities.

Monitoring, evaluation and learning

You will prepare an initial Assignment Plan together with your partner organisation. Halfway through your assignment you will also complete a Mid-Term Assignment Review with your partner organisation.

Well-being and personal safety

During your assignment you have access to a range of support. This includes your country team, insurance and psychological support services. You will also be supported to maintain your own personal safety with training and by completing self-care plans.

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Travel and leave

During your assignment you will have opportunities to take leave and may wish to travel. Leave and travel requests are submitted to and approved by your country team. 

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Regular allowances are paid to you throughout your assignment. 

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