List of best paying NGOs in Kenya


Which are the best paying NGOs in Kenya? Well, some NGOs pay up to Ksh 1 million per month especially for people in senior positions.

To secure employment in NGOs you have to pursue marketable courses like Medicine, Nursing and Statistics. Another hot cake course is M&E which you can pursue to Masters level. Those in senior management level also pursue Project Management course.

Here is a complete list of best paying NGOs in Kenya:


United Nations is the best place to work in Kenya. With a degree and zero experience, you will earn over Ksh250, 000 per month.UN also recruits interns who earn over Ksh80, 000 monthly.

If you work for the institution for more than 5 years, you will earn over Ksh400, 000 monthly.

Any institution associated with UN pays handsomely.


AMREF pays decent salaries. They normally recruit Kenyans with qualifications in Medicine, Nursing, Statistics,M&E,Project Management and Education. Graduate Trainees earn up wards of Ksh80, 000.Jobs requiring at least 5 years of experience pay more than Ksh180, 000 monthly.


Another NGO you should search employment with is CARE which mostly operate in hardship areas. Care pays graduates Ksh150, 000 to Ksh 300,000 per month. They also pay per diem because there are many field trips.


If there is an NGO you should aspire to work for is OXFAM, their salaries are very high. OXFAM pays in excess of Ksh 300,000 per month and a lot of money in field per diem.Even secretaries earn over Ksh 60,000 per month.


ICRAF is an NGO which is funded by United Nations. They mostly deal with research. Their pay is good. I know a couple of guys working there, their monthly pay is in excess of Ksh 250,000 per month. Graduate Trainees take home more than Ksh 80,000 per month. Secretaries/front office employees earn Ksh 50,000 to Ksh 140,000.


International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is a good institution to work for, their salaries are high. The institution mostly employs researchers. If you possess a degree in ecology, animal health, veterinary medicine, statistics, nursing, health related courses and agriculture, you will secure a job at ILRI.With just undergraduate degree, you will earn over Ksh100, 000 per month. Those with PhD qualification earn over Ksh500, 000 monthly. If you possess a Masters qualification, you will take home not less than Ksh 200,000 monthly.


The secret of earning high salary at Kemri is to pursue Masters or PhD. But even a Bachelor’s degree will pay you well. With a degree in statistics, medicine or related course, you will earn over Ksh 80,000 per month. Masters qualification will pay you more than Ksh180, 000.With a PhD you will earn over Ksh 300,000 monthly.


World Health Organization (WHO) is funded by UN,it’s a well-paying NGO.Most employees at WHO take home more than Ksh 150,000 per month with.

The good thing about working for WHO is the fact that you will mostly work in the field where you get paid per diem.Your salary will be Ksh 180,000 but you end up making Ksh400, 000 monthly due to per diem.


Since 1982, Plan International Kenya has been working with communities and the government to raise awareness about the importance of children’s rights. Most of its activities are in Norther Kenya.

If you manage to secure employment at Plan International with a degree qualification, you will earn more than Ksh 150,000 per month. There is a lot of field work which will yield for you more than Ksh30,000 monthly.


Save the Children has been providing support to children in Kenya through our development and humanitarian programmes since 1950.It’s one of the best NGOs to work for. Every month, your salary and other benefits will amount to above Ksh150,000.

To get a job at Save the Children Kenya, you should pursue project management,Statistics,M&E,Public Health, Nursing or related courses.


Mercy Corps mostly deals with humanitarian activities. Graduates who work for this institution smile all the way to the bank, some earning more than Ksh700, 000 monthly. Those with Masters in M&E or Project Management make more than Ksh 400,000 every month.

To get a job at Mercy Corps, join as a volunteer then later get absorbed. Or pursue M&E, health related courses or Statistics. It’s easy to move from one NGO to another.


International Rescue Committee is another NGO you should aim to work for. Very few people secure jobs here but those who are already working for this NGO are earning decent pay. With undergraduate qualification, your monthly salary will be over Ksh 180,000.


World Vision is definitely among top 15 best paying NGOs in Kenya. Expect to earn over Ksh150, 000 per month as a graduate. If you possess Masters degree, you will earn above Ksh200, 000 monthly.


Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a range of services in Kenya, including treatment for chronic and infectious diseases, health care for refugees and drug users, and support for victims of violence. It mostly employ nurses and doctors. With a diploma in nursing you will earn over Ksh200, 000 per month. Doctors in this organization are paid more than Ksh500, 000 monthly.


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working in Kenya since 1975. The GIZ office is located in the capital, Nairobi. If you are lucky to work for GIZ you will earn over Ksh200, 000 per month. Masters graduates make over Ksh400, 000.


Amnesty International deals with human rights. If you are an activist, this is the best place to work. With a degree qualification, you will earn over Ksh 250,000 monthly.


USAID is funded by UN.If you don’t manage to join UN,you can search for opportunity at the USAID.Here you will earn over Ksh300,000 monthly.

But you should be passionate about humanitarian activities if you want to enjoy working at USAID