A chief of party in Bolivia

A Bolivian woman leans against a colorfully painted wall. Photo by: Luiz Filipe Barcelos / UnB Agência FOTO / CC BY

International development is as much a business as it is a labor of love, and chances are you won’t choose your next assignment based on the money.

That said, compensation is an important part of human resources management, and comprehensive data on salaries and benefits is hard to come by. That’s why Devex is shedding light on the salaries and work of those holding jobs that international development organizations commonly hire for. It’s part of our mission to help aid professionals do good and make informed decisions about their careers.

Today’s spotlight is on a chief of party locally hired by an development consultancy for a multimillion dollar aid project in Bolivia.

  • Position title: chief of party

  • Seniority: senior-level

  • Position type: full-time

  • Year: 2012

  • Sample tasks: responsible for the overall technical, financial and administrative management of the project, serving as principal point of contact on contractual and technical matters relating to the project, preparing and submitting to the donor agency regular reports on project activities and results

  • Salary: $120,000 per year

  • Benefits: health insurance, life insurance, 13th month salary, performance bonus from the company

Bolivia’s foreign aid job market

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    Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.