Recognition of Responsibilities and the IRFFG

Recognition of Responsibilities

All field positions from Head of Mission to Watchman (national and international staff positions) are scored in the International Field Function Grid, using the same methodology and a common set of weighting criteria – thus ensuring transparency and consistency. The international salary structure is based on the IRFFG. Therefore, the salary level of a job will depend on its function level in the IRFFG.

There are 5 professional groups and 15 function levels. The international staff global salary grid consists of 7 levels.  Based on responsibility level, some functions have been clustered and connected to one single salary level. The table below shows the remuneration system progression:

For more information about the International Field Reference Function Grid and MSF International job descriptions please visit