A career in development? Rewarding but tough, AIIB chief says

AIIB President Jin Liqun and International Advisory Panel member Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Photo from: AIIB via Twitter

MANILA — International development jobs continue to be an attractive career path for young people. For those considering entering the sector, though, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Jin Liqun says “be prepared for a tough time and tough job.”

Liqun, who was reelected for a second term as president at AIIB during its fifth annual meeting this week, said that working in multilateral institutions isn’t a lucrative job. People can earn more money in the private sector. In addition, at times it means having to work in dangerous places, and in very tough conditions. But working in multilateral institutions can be “rewarding.”

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  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.