Donor Liaison Coordinator
World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 24 Districts of Rwanda.
World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Donor Liaison Coordinator. The position will be based in Kigali and reporting to the Communications and Public Engagement Manager.
Purpose of the position:
The purpose of this position is to lead the National Office servicing of World Vision US Mega and Major Donors who primarily support major fundraising campaigns, such as the “Every Last One [ELO]” campaign. The Donor Liaison Coordinator will collaborate with appropriate World Vision US Departments (primarily Donor Liaison Manager & Vision Trips Manager) and the appropriate National Office Departments (primarily the National Director, Sector Directors/Managers, Area Programme Managers, Finance and Supply Chain) to enhance the mega and major donor experience. The expected results will be increased financial support of National Office programmes; increased awareness of, and advocacy for the National Office programmes and strategy by World Vision US Mega and Major donors; as well as mutual transformation (donors and beneficiaries, as well as World Vision US and National Office staff).
The major responsibilities include:
End Results Expected
Coordination of US donor/sponsor/supporter/funding partners’ visits, from the technical (understanding and communicating the full extent of a need to donors, pre-visits, etc.), to executional considerations (logistics, accommodation, communication between visitors and local community members, etc.)
Compile and submit impact stories across the ELO Signature Initiatives (Water, Economic Empowerment & GIK) for sharing with World Vision US
Support World Vision Rwanda’s fundraising efforts through sharing and submission of solid stories on beneficiaries’ lives (success and need stories), which will contribute to profiling our work as a leading NGO in Rwanda to donors and potential donors
Cultivate, maintain, and service relationships between World Vision Rwanda, and Major and Mid-Level donors from/affiliated to World Vision US
Develop and lead in the implementation of onboarding Area Programme & Technical Staff about the critical components of a Vision Trip so all participants are involved in engagements with Major and Mid-Level Donors and Churches from the US as required
Collaborate and support the Communications & Public Engagement team with documentation / gathering significant change stories, photography, videos and media visibility
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
List education, knowledge & skills, licenses preferred, and all experiences required to perform this position in a fully competent manner.
Understanding of transformational development and ability to translate technical language into language that is easily understandable by donors – required
Excellent communication and public relations skills with strong English language capability (written and oral) and ability to clearly communicate complex ideas and principles required
Experience with personal computing, email and general office productivity software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) required
Experience hosting or working with US groups of donors or visitors highly preferred
Experience with non-government organization preferred
English writing experience with a news agency, marketing organization, NGO or International organization preferred
Technical experience with video and still photography preferred
A committed Christian with a high level of cross-cultural interpersonal skills, personal maturity, and proven ability to influence multiple stakeholders
Ability to handle multiple responsibilities at the same time preferred
Must be available for significant travel time to projects
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Marketing, Communications, Community Development, or any other field relevant to this role.
At least 5 years’ experience working with high-level donors within the context of an International NGO.
2-3 years’ prior English-writing experience, with either a local or international news agency, marketing organization, or NGO.
1-2 years’ experience with still photography, story-writing, case study writing, and videography acquired from either formal or on-the-job training.
Sound understanding of transformational and community development, with the ability to translate technical information to a language easily understood by donors and partners
Skilled in personal computing, email, and general office productivity software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) and other programmes for uploading and downloading information.
The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience:
How to apply:
Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda
If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process
All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.
In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on [email protected](no applications will be accepted through this email)
The closing date for submission of applications is 28th November, 2018; no late applications will be accepted
As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks