The Institutions offer a competitive remuneration package. There is a single pay scale for AD and AST positions with 16 grades (each with 5 seniority steps). Staff automatically advance through the seniority steps within a single grade. They move up one step every two years until they reach the last step in the grade, whereupon further progress requires promotion into the next grade. Each promotion up the ladder from grades 1 to 16 provides an equal percentage of salary increase. The remuneration package also includes a system of allowances – household allowance, dependent child allowance, education allowance, expatriation allowance, annual allowance towards the cost of travel to the place of origin, and others. Other benefits include Health Insurance and a pension scheme. Detailed information about the above can be found here.