Solthis expatriates may be recruited on different contracts: employee (usually on fixed term contracts, or VSI (Volunteer for International Solidarity) depending on the post and their level of experience, or as a volunteer or an intern.
Employees and VSIs
The basic salary – or allowance- is defined by Solthis' internal payscale, according to the level of responsibility of the post and the expatriate's level of experience.
Cost of living allowance (per diems)
Expatriate staff also receive a monthly allowance in order to offset their living costs in the country of their employment. The amount varies according to the cost of living in each country.
Solthis offers expatriate staff insurance which covers the main risks.
Transport to and from a posting
Transport between an expatriate's country of residence and their country of employment at the start and end of the contract is at the cost of Solthis. Solthis deals with administrative formalities and obtaining visas for the departure.
Expatriates are accommodated individually or with others, according to the level of responsibility of the post and the duration and circumstances of the posting.
It may be possible for an expatriate to bring their partner or family on a field posting lasting a minimum of twelve months where this is permitted by security conditions and the budget of the project for which the employee is recruited.
Solthis places a high priority on security. We work to ensure the highest levels of security possible for our expatriate teams through constant analysis of the operational context as well as by putting in place security and evacuation procedures. Solthis has more than ten years of operational experience in fragile states.
Interns are sent into the field on an ad hoc basis to provide technical support or for the purpose of operational research. An internship work contract is required.
Volunteers may be recruited to the field on an ad hoc basis to provide technical support. Solthis will pay all costs associated with the posting (visa, plane tickets to and from the posting, vaccinations, shared accommodation.) We provide a living allowance and travel insurance covering health and repatriation for the duration of the posting.