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Salary Spotlight

A team leader in DRC

By Eliza Villarino15 January 2013

A health team talks with a head nurse to assess a project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by: Julien Harneis / CC BY-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 team leader contracted by a nongovernmental organization for a multimillion aid project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Position title: team leader
  • Seniority: senior-level
  • Position type: full-time
  • Year: 2012
  • Sample tasks: develop project action plans and targets; lead, coordinate and manage the day-to-day project implementation; coordinate with subgrantees to ensure achievement of goals and efficient use of funds; perform project monitoring and evaluation; provide regular reports to the country office
  • Salary: $4,000-$5,000 per month

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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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