A monitoring and evaluation director in South Sudan

Sudan Sudan Red Crescent Society volunteers assisting returnees at the Torit waystation, South Sudan. Monitoring and evaluation directors oversee program effectiveness, work with staff and program donors, as well as other stakeholders. Photo by: Arsenie Coseac / CC BY-ND

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.

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

Today’s spotlight is on a monitoring and evaluation director, an international hire, at a nongovernmental organization working in South Sudan.

  • Position title: M&E director

  • Seniority: senior-level

  • Position type: full-time

  • Year: 2013

  • Salary: $54,000-$60,000 per year

  • Benefits: Housing, health insurance, contributions to retirement account, rest and recreation, home leave, danger pay, post-differential pay while in country

  • Sample tasks: work with field staff to develop M&E tools as well as compile and analyze data that can improve program effectiveness and accountability, oversee and implement M&E systems and processes, work with donor and program staff as well as other stakeholders to develop work and M&E plans and systems, provide M&E training and related support to field staff

  • Key qualifications for the job: minimum 10 years of relevant experience, proven skills in M&E, experience working in Sudan or South Sudan

South Sudan’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.