Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions related to AIC.

1. How many International organizations and consulting firms within the AIC database?

Some websites are claiming 16,000 or even 50,000 such international organizations and consulting firms. In reality, there are maximum 2,000 such organizations and they are all with AIC.

2. What are the main AIC services?

AIC offers 3 main services:

  1. The Free AIC Job Email Alerts Service: a) You are informed in real time, via our E-mail Alert System, about new Job Opportunities. b) Companies can also access your CV when searching the AIC online database of experts.
  2. The AIC Job Opportunities Service: a) You can access the full details of all job opportunities and contact directly the related companies; b) Companies can access your CV when searching the AIC online database of experts; c) You are informed in real time, via our E-mail Alert System, about new Job Opportunities.
  3. The AIC CV Broadcast Service: a) Special mailing of your CV with your full coordinates to all companies in the AIC database; b) Companies can access your CV when searching the AIC online database of experts; c) You are informed in real time, via our E-mail Alert System, about new Job Opportunities.

3. Why is AIC partly free?

All experts can benefit from the AIC Email Alert Service and access the list of job opportunities. They can see immediately if there are some job opportunities matching their field of experience. Access to job description / requirements is made only available to experts having upgraded to the AIC Job Opportunities Service.

4. Why a membership fee for experts?

A full AIC service for free cannot exist, because the service is costly and needs to be managed and financed. Therefore the question: who should be involved in financing the AIC services? One of the basic working rules of the Association is that experts can benefit from full AIC services only when sharing the costs of managing the system. The annual membership fee for experts is very low and only represents the equivalent of 3 to 4 working hours of an international expert’s average fee!

5. Is there a success fee?

Neither success fee nor any other hidden cost.

6. Why an association and not a company?

AIC's aim is to provide services to its members, not to make a financial profit. Legally speaking, AIC cannot make any profit.

7. When was AIC Created?

AIC got a legal existence in June 1999.

8. Where is AIC located?

AIC is essentially based on an international network, a network of experts and a network of companies. Companies as well as experts are from all over the world. AIC can be (in fact is) managed from several place in the world. Legally speaking, AIC is based in France.

9. How effective is the AIC job opportunity service?

Concerning the Job Opportunities Service, AIC efficiency is expressed through two main criteria:

  1. Its ability to get requests for experts from companies and International Organizations. Success by this first criterion is directly measured by the number of job opportunities for Experts regularly published on the AIC website and via its email alert service.
  2. Its ability to identify in time the appropriate experts fitting as perfectly as possible to these requests. Success by this criterion depends on the quality and appropriateness of CVs, including their complementarity with other already selected CVs by the requesting company. AIC is only acting as an intermediary between experts and companies. By providing you with all job opportunities, you will receive far more company requests, i.e. more opportunities fitting your experience, and this, consequently, will significantly increase the probability of your getting very interesting assignments in a timelier manner.

10. How effective is the AIC CV Broadcast Service?

As your CV is broadcasted to all major organisations working in the development aid sector, you will maximize the probability of getting interesting assignments. Value for money is very high.

11. How to renew my AIC job opportunity membership?

We bill at the beginning of every renewal period to the credit card indicated during the registration process (or changed after initial registration). Billing takes place unless cancellation occurs before the renewal period begins.

12. Is AIC really an independent organization?

AIC is an independent association. No other organization or company is involved directly or indirectly in AIC strategy or management. This builds confidence.