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 program assistant at a development-focused consultancy in the United States.
Position title: program assistant
Position type: full-time
Sample tasks: book travel for consultants, offer assistance to clients, search and apply for consulting opportunities, provide technical and other support to consultants, help edit reports
Salary: $33,000-$37,000 per year
U.S. foreign aid job market