An agricultural researcher in Jordan

The Kingdom of Jordan has a budding economy and a young workforce, and it is seeing improvements in health coverage and education levels. Yet, realizing the country's agricultural potential has proven challenging. Photo by: Patrik Neckman / 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 an internationally-hired agricultural researcher working for research institution in Jordan.

  • Position title: agricultural researcher

  • Seniority: mid-level

  • Position type: contractor

  • Year: 2014

  • Salary: roughly $1,800 monthly

  • Benefits: health insurance, social security, housing

  • Sample tasks: organize and monitor research projects, work with local associations to manage demonstrations in new agricultural technology

  • Qualifications: master’s degree in plant production, at least 15 years experience in agriculture sector, knowledge of analytical statistics and report writing

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    Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Bangkok, she covers disaster and crisis response, innovation, women’s rights, and development trends throughout Asia. Prior to her current post, she covered leadership, careers, and the USAID implementer community from Washington, D.C. Previously, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.