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
Position type: full-time
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