An environment specialist in Canada

Tree planting activity at York University in Toronto. Canada is considered one of the leaders in food security and humanitarian aid response, with many opportunities opening up for those with expertise in environment-related fields. Photo by: Alex Indigo / 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 are 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 locally-hired environment specialist working for a bilateral donor in Canada:

  • Position title: Environment specialist

  • Seniority: Mid level

  • Position type: Full time

  • Year: 2013

  • Salary: Roughly $65,000 to $90,000 annually (US$)

  • Benefits: Health and dental insurance

  • Sample tasks: Environmental assessment, compliance and integration with development projects

  • Key qualifications for the job: Master’s degree in an environment-related field preferred

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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.