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Salary Spotlight

A program coordinator in Nepal

By Eliza Villarino12 February 2013

Volunteers for a nongovernmental organization doing a medical mission in Nepal interact with locals. Photo by: Moving Mountains Trust / CC BY

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 employed at an international nongovernmental organization in Nepal.

  • Position title: program coordinator
  • Seniority: senior-level
  • Position type: full-time
  • Year: 2012
  • Sample tasks: lead program development and fundraising, strategy formulation, program management oversight and supervision of team leaders, serve as first point of contact for donor and government counterparts, represent the organization at national and international events
  • Salary: $42,000 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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