Benefits Offered By CTBTO

Relocation Package

We offer an attractive relocation package for internationally recruited staff to cover the costs of travel, removal of household effects as well as additional costs related to the relocation of staff members and their eligible dependents.


Tax-free Salary

CTBTO pays salaries according to UN salary scales, and staff salaries and benefits are normally exempt from national income tax. Salaries are subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance.


UN Joint Staff Pension Fund

Staff members holding fixed-term appointments of 6 months or more are automatically enrolled as participants in the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund, which allows staff members to maintain pension benefits across the UN and other UNJSPF member Organizations. 

Dependency Benefits and Education Grant

Eligible staff members will receive dependency benefits and education grant paid in line with the UN common system of salaries and benefits, to ensure children receive a high-quality education.

Health Insurance

We offer a comprehensive medical insurance package to staff members and their eligible dependents, which covers medical and dental expenditures globally. 

Continuous Learning

CTBTO offers a wide array of learning and professional opportunities to boost staff member skills, including language courses in the six official UN languages as well as the host country language, German.

6 Weeks of Annual Leave

Having time to recharge is important. Fixed-term staff benefit from 30 days of annual leave per year, nine official holidays, and one floating holiday of the staff member’s choice, for a total of 8 weeks of time off from work.


Home Leave

Eligible staff members also receive a home leave benefit once in every two years of qualifying service. This benefit provides travel at the Organization’s expense for staff and their eligible dependents to ensure the maintenance of ties with their home country.