salaries of ngos and npos in nigeria

Salaries of Non-Profits and Non-Governmental Organizations in Nigeria

Introduction

Recently, you would have observed that Non-Profit Organizations in Nigeria tend to have lots of job openings, even more, when compared to most profit-making ones. Quite True! Secondly, you would have probably observed also that recently, most individuals are more attracted to working with NPO’s than they are to other organizations. This is true as well. In this article, we will share insights on the recent emergence of NPO’s and NGO’s in as regards mass job recruitment and the salaries of most of the organizations in this industry.

Overview of the Sector

Technically, there is a difference between a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and a Non-Profit Organization (NPO). The non-governmental organizations’ funds are raised by the government, but it maintains a non-governmental position, with no need for a government council. They are also known as civil society organizations. While, non-profit organizations use its extra funds for the purpose of the organization, rather than dividing it between the shareholders and the owners of the organization.

However, for the purpose of simplicity, in this article, we will both terms interchangeably. Thus, a non-governmental organization (NGO) is a not-for-profit organization that is independent from states and international governmental organizations. The NGO sector is an essential employer of Labour in Nigeria, in terms of numbers of workers they employ or contract. Many jobs have been created in the country as more NGO’s are being created. The list of the top NGOs in Nigeria and their Salary are as follow below;

  1. Action Against Hunger Salaries
  2. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Salaries
  3. FHI 360 Salaries
  4. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Salaries
  5. Mercy Corp Salaries
  6. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Salaries
  7. World Health Organization (WHO) Salaries
  8. United Nations Children’s Fund (Formerly called UNICEF) Salaries
  9. International Medical Corps Salaries
  10. International Rescue Committee (IRC) Salaries
  11. Norwegian Refugee Salaries
  12. Oxfam Salaries
  13. World Food Program Salaries
  14. Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) Salaries
  15. Chemonics International Salaries
  16. Hellen Keller Foundation Salaries

 

Salaries of Action against Hunger Nigeria

For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, Action against Hunger has led the global fight against hunger. They save the lives of children and their families. They are there for them before and after disaster strikes. They enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and for whole communities to prosper. They recruit professionals committed to designing & implementing humanitarian activities to fight world hunger. All staff contributes to their quality, impactful programs, in a workplace which values individual creativity & innovative solutions. The salaries of Action against Hunger Nigeria are as follows below;

  • Deputy Program Managers earn around #380,000 monthly
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officers earn around #350,000 monthly
  • Base Logistics Officers earn around #300,000 monthly
  • LGA Technical Advisors earn around #275,000 monthly
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Assistants earn around #250,000 monthly
  • Procurement Officers earn around #250,000 monthly
  • Engineers earn around #250,000 monthly
  • Infant and Young Child Feeding Officers earn around #250,000 monthly
  • Nutrition Officers earn around #250,000 monthly
  • Base Logistics Assistants earn around #200,000 monthly
  • Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) Officers earn around #180,000 monthly
  • Warehouse Assistants earn around #150,000 monthly
  • Health Officers earn around #150,000 monthly
  • Drivers earn around #150,000 monthly
  • Information and Communication Technology Support Officers earn around #150,000 monthly
  • Nurses earn around #150,000 monthly
  • Community Mobilization Assistants earn around #130,000 monthly
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene Program Managers earn around #120,000 monthly
  • Human Resources Officers earn around #100,000 monthly
  • Community Contribution Officers earn around #80,000 monthly
  • Cash Officer Assistants earn around #80,000 monthly
  • Cash Assistants earn around #70,000 monthly
  • Enumerators earn around #70,000 monthly
  • Construction Workers earn around #50,000 monthly
  • Field Assistants earn around #50,000 monthly

 

Salaries of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Nigeria

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF field staff worldwide give lifesaving medical and technical assistance to people who would otherwise be denied access to healthcare. MSF is always in need of a strong and reliable team of staff, interns and volunteers to help with the general running of our offices around the world. The salaries of Médecins Sans Frontières Nigeria are as follows below;

  • Account Assistants earn around #500,000 monthly
  • Midwives earn around #500,000 monthly
  • Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officers earn around #450,000 monthly
  • Doctors earn around #350,000 monthly
  • Laboratory Technicians earn around #200,000 monthly
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene Program Supervisors earn around #200,000 monthly
  • Liaison Officers earn around #170,000 monthly
  • Nurses earn around #150,000 monthly
  • Communications Managers #150,000 monthly
  • Surveillance Officers earn around #150,000 monthly
  • Data Manager earn around #120,000 monthly
  • Store Keepers earn around #100,000 monthly
  • Data Entry Operators earn around #100,000 monthly
  • Drivers earn around #80,000 monthly
  • Store Assistants earn around #55,000 monthly
  • Laboratory Assistants earn around #50,000 monthly

 

Salaries of FHI 360 Nigeria

FHI 360‘s work in Nigeria addresses a broad range of human development challenges. In collaboration with international and local partners, they combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria; expand access to reproductive health; strengthen health care delivery systems; increase food security; and improve education for children. The firm is more than a great place to work. It is a global family of more than 4,000 professionals dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways. Whatever your role at FHI 360, your contribution will make a difference. The salaries of FHI 360 Nigeria are as follows below;

  • Account Officers (Abuja) earn around #750,000 monthly
  • Accountants (Abuja) earn around #520,000 monthly
  • Technical Officers earn around #500,000 monthly
  • Program Assistants earn around #500,000 monthly
  • Technical Clinical Assistants earn around #300,000 monthly
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officers earn around #300,000 monthly
  • Consultants earn around #300,000 monthly
  • Pharmacists earn around #250,000 monthly
  • Nutrition Officers earn around #240,000 monthly
  • Logistics and Warehouse Keeper #100,000 monthly
  • Grants Managers earn around #75,000 monthly
  • Case Managers earn around #50,000 monthly
  • Security Officer earn around #35,000 monthly
  • Volunteers earn around #15,000 monthly

 

Salaries of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Nigeria

In Nigeria, the ICRC helps people affected by armed conflict and violence, particularly in the north-east, the Middle Belt and the Niger Delta states. They promote international human laws (IHL) and other rules that protect people during the armed violence. They also support the emergency-response work of the Nigerian Red Cross. The salaries of International Committee of Red Cross Nigeria are as follows below;

  • Health Officers earn around #550,000 monthly
  • Recruitment Officers earn around #400,000 monthly
  • Media Officers earn around #400,000 monthly
  • Program Deputy Managers earn around #350,000 monthly
  • Car Dispatchers earn around #300,000 monthly
  • Accountants earn around #280,000 monthly
  • Midwives/Nurses earn around #270,000 monthly
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene Program Assistants earn around #220,000 monthly
  • Supply Chain Assistants earn around #150,000 monthly
  • Drivers earn around #150,000 monthly
  • Finance Interns earn around #50,000 monthly

 

Salaries of Mercy Corps Nigeria

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. They have been working in Nigeria since 2012 and has responded to nearly every global emergency over the past 20 years. Today, their team members are helping about 1.8 million people affected by the one crisis or the other. They are also reaching hundreds of thousands of people with urgently needed food, blankets, and other essential supplies. The salaries of Mercy Corps Nigeria are as follows below;

  • Operations Managers earn around #600,000 monthly
  • Senior Project Officers earn around #400,000 monthly
  • Gender and Protection Program Officers earn around #350,000 monthly
  • Nutrition Program Officers earn around #300,000 monthly
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Advisors earn around #300,000 monthly
  • Advisors earn around #250,000 monthly
  • Field Enumerators earn around #100,000 monthly
  • Operations Officers earn around #100,000 monthly
  • Volunteers earn around #100,000 monthly
  • Finance and Administrative Officers earn around #60,000 monthly
  • Field Managers earn around #20,000 monthly

 

Salaries of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services began working in Nigeria in the 1960s and was active during the 1967 civil war in the area of emergency response. They returned to Nigeria in 2000. In partnership with the Catholic Church, other faith-based and community-based organizations, and government institutions, CRS implements a range of complex programs with support from a variety of donors and private funds. The salaries of Catholic Relief Services Nigeria are as follows below;

  • Technical Advisors earn around #600,000 monthly
  • Zonal Coordinator earn around #550,000 monthly
  • Program Managers earn around #500,000 monthly
  • Supply Chain Specialists earn around #450,000 monthly
  • Program Managers earn around #400,000 monthly
  • Technical Specialists earn around #420,000 monthly
  • Drivers earn around #100,000 monthly
  • Finance and Administrative Officers earn around #70,000 monthly

 

Salaries of World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria

The WHO Nigeria Country Office works towards the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Nigeria through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development. There has been an increase in the WHO workforce in Nigeria as part of surge support for the polio eradication and the concentration of the personnel is predominantly (90%) in the north of the country. The salaries of World Health Organization Nigeria are as follows below;

  • Health Officers earn around #1,000,000 monthly
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officers earn around #750,000 monthly
  • Psychologists earn around #120,000 monthly
  • Surveyors earn around #100,000 monthly
  • Data Assistants earn around #80,000 monthly
  • Nutrition and Dietetics Officers earn around #70,000 monthly
  • Volunteers earn around #30,000 monthly

 

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Salaries of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria

With a strong presence in Nigeria, UNICEF is a leading advocate for children. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers and the variety of partners at the grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. We believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. The salaries of UNICEF Nigeria are as follows below;

  • Community Mobilization Assistants earn around #675,000 monthly
  • Drivers earn around #370,000 monthly
  • Health Officers earn around #320,000 monthly
  • WASH Officers #300,000 monthly
  • Administration and Logistics Officers earn around #300,000 monthly
  • Sales Coordinators earn around #300,000 monthly
  • Administrative Officers earn around #55,000 monthly
  • Agriculturists earn around #50,000 monthly
  • Volunteer earn around #20,000 monthly

 

 Salaries of International Medical Corps Nigeria

International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those struck by disaster, no matter where they are, no matter what the conditions, working with them to recover, rebuild and gain the skills and tools required for self-reliance. Through their training programs, they pass essential skills into local hands, preparing those in disaster-prone areas to better withstand adversity. The salaries of International Medical Corps Nigeria are as follows below;

  • Assistant Logistics Officers earn around #300,000 monthly
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officers earn around #280,000 monthly
  • Warehouse Officers earn around #180,000 monthly
  • Administrative Assistants earn around #160,000 monthly
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene Program Assistants earn around #160,000 monthly
  • Data Entry Operators earn around #85,000 monthly

 

Salaries of International Rescue Committee (IRC) Nigeria

The International Rescue Committee provides vital support to Nigerians struggling to overcome a daunting combination of poverty, corruption, natural disaster and terror to rebuild their livelihoods, respect and future. Careers at the IRC are as wide-ranging and far-reaching as their work in more than 40 countries. Encouraging staff development through promotion, transfer and rehire, the IRC nurtures long-term career paths and helps employees grow within the organization. The salaries of International Rescue Committee Nigeria are as follows below;

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officers earn around #400,000 monthly
  • Nutrition Officers earn around #360,000 monthly
  • Educationists earn around #350,000 monthly
  • Legal Officers earn around #300,000 monthly
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officers earn around #200,000 monthly
  • Human Resources Officers earn around #170,000 monthly
  • Project Assistants earn around #160,000 monthly
  • Assistant Immigration Officers earn around #150,000 monthly

 

Salaries of Norwegian Refugee Council Nigeria

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee their homes. They work in crises across 31 countries, where they help save lives and rebuild futures. They promote and protect the rights of refugees and people who have been displaced within their own country. They take action during situations of armed conflict, and engage in other contexts where their competences will add value. The salaries of Norwegian Refugee Council Nigeria are as follows below;

  • Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) Officers earn around #470,000 monthly
  • Procurement Assistants earn around #450,000 monthly
  • Water Rehabilitation Consultants earn around #300,000 monthly
  • Financial Officer Assistant earn around #280,000 monthly
  • Store Keepers earn around #150,000 monthly
  • Logistics Officers earn around #60,000 monthly
  • Shelter Officers earn around #50,000 monthly

 

Salaries of Oxfam Nigeria

Oxfam’s vision for Nigeria includes a transparent and accountable government, active citizens, and private sector that works toward shared growth that is equitable to meet the needs of the people, especially the vulnerable poor. In Nigeria, we are providing people with emergency food, clean drinking water and improved sanitation. We are distributing emergency shelters and cooking equipment, as well as seeds and tools to help traders and farmers get back on their feet. The salaries of Oxfam Nigeria are as follows below;

  • Financial Officers earn around #350,000 monthly
  • Logistics Officers earn around #250,000 monthly
  • Procurement Officers earn around #250,000 monthly
  • Cashiers earn around #150,000 monthly
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene Program Officers earn around #70,000 monthly
  • Community Mobilization Officers earn around #70,000 monthly

 

 Salaries of World Food Program Nigeria

Whether due to conflicts, natural disasters or policy failures, food security and nutrition are at risk in many parts of the world – even as globalization drives economic, social and technological growth. Across nations and continents, citizens increasingly share expectations of accountability and good governance. The World Food Program is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. The salaries of World Food Program Nigeria are as follows below;

  • Logistics Officers earn around #400,000 monthly
  • Program Associates earn around #300,000 monthly
  • Human Resources Assistants earn around #200,000 monthly
  • Program Officers earn around #170,000 monthly
  • Distribution Officers earn around #170,000 monthly
  • Logistics Assistants earn around #100,000 monthly

 

Salaries of Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) Nigeria

COOPI, for more than 50 years has been dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and to supporting populations affected by wars, socio-economic crises or natural disasters in their path to recovery and sustainable development, by making use of the professionalism of local and international operators, and through our partnerships with public and private bodies and civil society organizations. In order to implement projects in the Global South, collaborates with cooperation professionals who are ready and willing to employ their skills and expertise in the countries in which COOPI operates.

To go on a mission with COOPI means to take on the responsibilities which the position entails and to represent the organization before the authorities, the government, donors and all stakeholders in the destination country. The salaries of COOPI Nigeria are as follows below;

  • Doctors earn around #350,000 monthly
  • Procurement Officers earn around #300,000
  • Nutrition and Distribution Officers earn around #150,000 monthly

 

Salaries of Chemonics International Nigeria

Chemonics believe their mission is helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives are driven by our commitment to service—service to our mission, to our beneficiaries, to our clients, and to our staff. Their global network of specialists shares an unwavering resolve to work better, driven by a conviction that the world must be better. The salaries of Chemonics Nigeria are as follows below;

  • Logistics Advisors earn around #700,000 monthly
  • Grants Officers earn around #270,000 monthly
  • Regional Manager earn around #120,000 monthly

 

Salaries of Helen Keller Foundation Nigeria

Founded in 1915, Helen Keller International is dedicated to saving and improving the sight and lives of the world’s vulnerable by combating the causes and consequences of blindness, poor health, and malnutrition. They currently have more than 120 programs in 20 African and Asian countries. The salaries of Helen Keller International Nigeria are as follows below;

  • Program Officers earn around #800000 monthly
  • Financial Officers earn around #324000 monthly

 

Conclusion

As seen above, primary of the reasons why most individuals in Nigeria are more attracted to working with NGO firms is because of the remuneration involved. It is however, important to say that most of these firms listed above only employ and pay on a contract basis. Finally, most of these NGOs are housed in the north-eastern part of Nigeria (Borno in particular). Some of them are present in Abuja, Rivers and some other non-north-eastern part of the country.

 

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20 thoughts on “Salaries of Non-Profits and Non-Governmental Organizations in Nigeria

    Pascal Opara

    (January 29, 2018 - 10:25 pm)

    I am very much interested in the NGO work and wish to be enlisted. How do I pursue a career in this line?

    Jibrin Musa

    (February 7, 2018 - 7:18 pm)

    Am very much interested to work with you

    Ahmadu Mohammed

    (February 7, 2018 - 8:20 pm)

    I was a commercial driver for about 5years, I letter work with MSF-F BEST team from 1/3/2017 to 30/11/2017. I have all the driver’s requirements. Thank you.

    Anon Ymous

    (February 7, 2018 - 10:01 pm)

    COOPI pays much less than you reported 350k is for assistant project managers (Nationals), Nutritionists earn about 274k distribution assistants earn around 90k, field officers eararound 120k etc…..I work there

    Jonathan Kuse

    (February 9, 2018 - 12:17 pm)

    thank you for the update. Who can link me up with any of the international NGO’s

    Frank

    (February 9, 2018 - 10:28 pm)

    You did Not comment on the salary scale for The Alliance for Medical International Action (ALIMA)

    syi

    (February 10, 2018 - 7:56 am)

    what of solidarites international? i want to know their salary structure. thanks.

    joseph gicheru

    (February 10, 2018 - 1:43 pm)

    hallo ,i tried to apply for a assistant finance officer based in rift valley-kenya but my application could not go throuh=gh, how do i apply….??

    Antia Eno obong

    (February 12, 2018 - 3:20 pm)

    I’m interested to work in ngo, pls help me,I’m in Nigeria.

    Salisu abiona kazeem

    (February 20, 2018 - 3:48 am)

    Little wonder why they attract the best hands in each professional calling, I am definitely interested to work with one.

    Akay

    (February 25, 2018 - 4:11 pm)

    How much does FHI360 pay Administrative Assistant?

    Luji Chuks

    (March 28, 2018 - 4:22 am)

    Please how much does DRC pay Nutrition Officer?

    Rex

    (May 9, 2018 - 8:35 pm)

    What’s the salary for IT SUPPORT STAFF IN HEALTH STRATEGY AND DELIVERY FOUNDATION. A non profit based NGO

    kiya

    (June 29, 2018 - 12:56 pm)

    Please you didn’t state that of DRC

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