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 by a bilateral donor in Vietnam.
Position title: program coordinator
Position type: full-time
Sample tasks: develop and implement programs, serve as team leader to field staff comprising expatriates and locals
Salary: $3,500 per month
Benefits: $500 rent, $1,000 for retirement program, unemployment insurance, health insurance and reimbursement of school fees
Vietnam’s foreign aid job market