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Salary Spotlight

A human resources officer in Haiti

By Eliza Villarino06 August 2012

A boy holds the Haitian flag. Photo by: All Hands Volunteers / CC BY-NC-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 officer at an intergovernmental organization in Haiti.

  • Position title: human resources officer
  • Seniority: midlevel
  • Position type: special fixed term
  • Year: 2012
  • Sample tasks: analyze and describe positions as well as determine the human resources needs of each department, manage personnel and coordinate payroll of staff members, identify training needs and organize training as needed, conduct interviews and select people for deployment
  • Salary: $105,000 per year including allowances

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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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