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
Position type: contractor
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
Jordan foreign aid job market