MSF primarily consults cost of labour in a given market together with our organisation-internal policy framework as basis for our salary grids. Such market data are often scarce or of uncertain reliability for an organisation as complex as MSF. Our researchers and specialists therefore conduct regular market analysis in the countries in which we locally employ people. Data are collected in-depth interviews with representative comparator employers in that local labour market. In these we discuss general working conditions, compensation and benefits. The Benchmarking Unit provides both regular studies as well as ad-hoc surveys driven by emergencies, rapidly changing labour markets and economic turmoil.
For more information about the surveys conducted in any of the countries involved, please see our news section.
All our studies are compliant with strict confidentiality procedures. We share the anonymised results of our surveys free of charge with all participating employers. If you are a company, local or international NGO with a global reach and are interested in becoming a regular participant in our studies to benefit from free-of-charge market insight, please contact us!