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Salary Spotlight

A proposal manager in Peru

By Eliza Villarino03 December 2012

An indigenous woman talks across Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru. Photo by: © Matthew Barker, Peru For Less / 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 proposal manager at an international research institution in Peru.

  • Position title: proposal manager
  • Seniority: senior-level
  • Position type: full-time, contract-based
  • Year: 2012
  • Sample tasks: put together and supervise the proposal team, review proposals to see if they align with donor requirements, edit project reports for submission to donors
  • Salary: $62,000 per year (plus $13,000 in benefits including housing)

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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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