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Salary Spotlight

A human resources manager in South Sudan

By Eliza Villarino05 November 2012

A young South Sudanese with face paint. Photo by: teve Evans / 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 human resources manager at an international nongovernmental organization in South Sudan.

  • Position title: HR manager
  • Seniority: senior-level
  • Position type: full-time
  • Year: 2012
  • Sample tasks: directly manage and build the capacity of the HR team in the field, develop HR policies and programs in line with global best practices to boost staff retention
  • Salary: $48,000 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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