A program associate in South Africa

By Eliza Villarino 18 December 2012

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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 associate contracted by a nongovernmental organization in South Africa.

  • Position title: program associate
  • Seniority: midlevel
  • Position type: full-time, contract-based
  • Year: 2012
  • Sample tasks: support senior staff in preparing project reports, assist in data collection, analysis and management, render administrative support, including fulfilling procurement-related paperwork
  • Salary: $25,000 per year

South Africa’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.

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