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Salary Spotlight

A program coordinator in DRC

By Eliza Villarino19 November 2012

A nurse working for a measles vaccination program of UNICEF in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by: Julien Harneis / CC BY-SA

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 program coordinator with an international nongovernmental organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Position title: program coordinator
  • Seniority: mid-level
  • Position type: full-time
  • Year: 2012
  • Sample tasks: oversee project implementation, including ensuring compliance with donor requirements, coordinate the work as well as render support and guidance to technical staff, review budgets regularly
  • Salary: $45,000-$50,000 per year

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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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