Benefits for US-based and Internationally Recruited Staff

Base Salary

Paid in US Dollars

Annual Leave

Earn 16 hours per month

Sick leave

Earn 8 hours per month


10 paid holidays per year


  • Medical, dental, vision (family coverage)
  • Life
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical Evacuation
  • Worker's Compensation


IFDC contributes an amount equal to a percentage of salary into a fully vested, defined contribution plan.

Voluntary Retirement

Employees may make voluntary contributions to their retirement plan.


IFDC employees are considered self-employed, which has the following implications:

  1. Social Security Tax: Due to IFDC's public, nonprofit international status, U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents are classified as self-employed for social security tax liability purposes (e.g., in most private and public employer/employee relationships an employer contributes one-half the effective rate and the employee contributes one-half the rate; as self employed the employee contributes both portions of the tax).  
  2. Unemployment Benefits:  Also, as a result of IFDC status, its employees are ineligible for unemployment benefits.  Accordingly, no unemployment taxes are withheld from the employee.

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