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A program coordinator in Myanmar

By Eliza Villarino20 December 2012

Shwedagon Pagoda. Photo by: Javier Martin Espartosa / 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 a bilateral donor in Myanmar.

  • Position title: program coordinator
  • Seniority: midlevel
  • Position type: full-time
  • Year: 2012
  • Sample tasks: oversee program implementation, including hiring, training, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Salary: $50,000 per year

Myanmar’s foreign aid job market

Since its government started implementing political reforms in 2011, Myanmar has seen the return of many international donors. In recent months, the Asian Development Bank and World Bank unveiled their respective short-term strategies for the country.

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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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