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A human resources manager in Botswana

By Eliza Villarino19 February 2013

Flag of Botswana. Photo by: Shiraz Chakera / CC BY-SA

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 human resources manager at an international nongovernmental organization in Botswana.

  • Position title: HR manager
  • Seniority: senior-level
  • Position type: full-time
  • Year: 2012
  • Sample tasks: review and develop the organization’s HR strategy, policies and processes, lead the recruitment and placement of senior staff, provide technical advice on HR matters to management, direct HR skills development through activities such as training needs analysis and career planning for staff, monitor staff compensation to ensure that remuneration is fair and competitive in order to attract and retained skilled employees
  • Salary: $68,000 per year

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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.


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