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Salary Spotlight

A program coordinator in Nigeria

By Eliza Villarino29 January 2013

One of the beneficiaries of a health program funded by the U.K. government in Nigeria. Photo by: Lindsay Mgbor / DfID / 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 contracted by an international nongovernmental organization in Nigeria.

  • Position title: program coordinator
  • Seniority: midlevel
  • Position type: full-time
  • Year: 2012
  • Sample tasks: design and develop capacity-building materials and strategies, coordinate and implement the organization’s training activities, negotiate and manage subgrants, supervise consultants to ensure they meet the terms of their contracts, recruit staff, perform technical review of proposals
  • Salary: $31,000-$45,000 per year

Nigeria’s foreign aid job market

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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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