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Salary Spotlight

An HR and administration director in South Sudan

By Eliza Villarino10 January 2013

Aid workers meet with refugees from the Jammam camp in South Sudan. Photo by: BBC World Service / CC BY-NC

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 human resources and administration director at a nongovernmental organization in South Sudan.

  • Position title: director of human resources and administration
  • Seniority: senior-level
  • Position type: full-time
  • Year: 2012
  • Sample tasks: provide strategic direction and overall leadership to as well as develop human resources and administration teams
  • Salary: $52,000 per year (with $15,000 in allowances, basic housing and medical insurance)

South Sudan’s foreign aid job market

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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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