Thinking beyond the canopy

Compensation and benefits for National Staff

National staff in Indonesia


CIFOR offers a competitive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience.

Cost of living adjustment

National staff will receive an annual cost of living adjustment based on the increase in an appropriate consumer price index.

Annual bonus

A bonus equivalent to one month's salary will be paid to each staff member before Lebaran celebrations.

Provident Fund

CIFOR provides national staff members with a defined contribution provident fund. CIFOR contributes 12.5% of the monthly base salary.


CIFOR provides all national staff with an insurance package, covering medical benefits, business travel, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment. Dependants are covered for medical benefits only.

Emergency cash advance

National staff members may, from time to time, ask for general or medical emergency cash advance. General emergency cash advances are restricted to school fees, emergency repairs to housing facilities and advances to cover housing rental. Medical emergency cash advances are restricted to outpatient and dental visits and annual medical and eye examinations.


The purpose of the policy is to assist staff members to purchase a home or vehicle by permitting interest-free loans against any separation payments already accrued to the staff member.


  • 15 days of vacation leave per year; at the first day of every calendar year and after one year of employment each employee earns one additional day of annual leave for each additional year of service, up to a maximum of 20 days
  • 10 sick leave days per year
  • 12 weeks maternity leave
  • 2 weeks paternity leave
  • 2 weeks adoption leave
  • 5 days compassionate leave

Separation allowance

CIFOR provides a separation payment to staff who have completed their assignment with CIFOR. The payment will be equivalent to one-month base salary for each completed year of service up to a maximum of 12 months base salary.

National staff in regional locations

For national staff not working at our Bogor campus, we offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package that varies according to the location of the duty station. Information on the general conditions of the package offered are provided by the office at that duty station.