Highest Paying NGOs in Kenya


Highest paying NGOs in Kenya are those which pay at least Ksh 100,000 per month to majority of its employees. The NGO sector is ranked the best paying sector in Kenya followed by the government. When you get a job in this sector, you are expected to earn the most among your peers.

NGOs pay depending on the amount of money they receive in terms of funding or compensation policy. But there are also some NGOs which receive substantial amount but pay their employees peanuts due to strict instructions given by donors.

If you get a job at an NGO and your starting salary is below Ksh 100,000, then Know that the NGO is not paying well. The best salary you should start with is Ksh 120,000 to Ksh200,000 especially if you possess undergraduate degree.

Below are the highest paying NGOs in Kenya

  1. ICRAF
  2. United Nations
  3. Kemri
  4. Plan International Save the Children
  5. GIZ
  6. ILRI
  7. World Vision
  8. World Food Program
  9. Save the Children
  10. Action Aid
  11. AMREF
  12. CARE
  13. AWF
  14. Mercy Corps
  15. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  16. Oxfam
  17. Amnesty International
  18. USAID

The best degrees to pursue to get a jobs at an NGO in Kenya include:

  • Bachelor of Statistics
  • Bachelor of Communication
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Peace studies and conflict Resolution
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Law
  • Bachelor of Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Project Management
  • Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Bachelor of Water Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of International Studies and Diplomacy