Job Position of Donor Liaison Specialist at World Vision International Rwanda: (Deadline 18 August 2022)

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Donor Liaison Specialist at World Vision International Rwanda: (Deadline 18 August 2022)


Donor Liaison Specialist

World Vision Rwanda is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 30 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Donor Liaison Specialist. The position will be based at Head office- Kigali reporting to the Communications & 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. The Donor Liaison Coordinator will collaborate with appropriate World Vision US Departments and the appropriate National Office Departments to enhance the mega and major donor experience. The expected results will be increased financial support of National Office programs; increased awareness of, and advocacy for the National Office programs and strategy by World Vision US Mega and Major donors; as well as mutual transformation, all in order to deepen our commitment to the most vulnerable children.

The major responsibilities include:

% of time Activity End Results
40% 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.) Visiting guests comply with World Vision Rwanda guest relations guidelines, policies and procedures; they are briefed on our child protection policy, given a security brief, and provided enough updated information on World Vision Rwanda’s work via attractive information pieces (e.g. a visitors’ guidebook on Rwanda) and other relevant publications.

A task schedule and master calendar for all key operations or activities to be carried out by all World Vision US visitors is developed and always updated in good time by the jobholder.

Trip experiences by donors, potential donors, church partners, sponsors and supporters to Rwanda are positive and memorable. The jobholder coordinates with World Vision US to host donor and sponsor trips to Rwanda by mobilizing key stakeholders and carrying out pre-visits in good time to ensure positive and memorable visits.

Ensure that tickets for World Vision Rwanda visitors are bought or re-confirmed on time and flight arrangements are made as per schedule.

40% 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. Success stories shared for use and reference by World Vision Rwanda senior staff potentially traveling to the US / engaging partners from the US.

Increased awareness of, and advocacy for World Vision Rwanda’s work in Rwanda; support to World Vision Rwanda’s strategy objectives by and among donors/potential donors/supporters/church partners affiliated to World Vision US.

10% Cultivate and maintain strong relationships between World Vision Rwanda, and Major and Mid-Level donors from/affiliated to World Vision US Key sites for future visits by donors/supporters/church partner/filming crew visits to Rwanda are identified by carefully understanding the unique needs for each audience.
5% Develop and lead in the implementation of on boarding World Vision Rwanda field 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. Selected technical and field teams understand how to develop and identify high-impact stories and materials, and how to communicate and handle donors/supporters/visitors affiliated to World Vision US.

World Vision staff speak with one voice about ending violence against children, our technical expertise, evidence of impact, emergency responses and policy positions when it pertains to US donors and Vision Trips.

Field staff understand our organizational narrative and can communicate this to donors and filming partners from/affiliated to World Vision the US, when speaking about our work.

5% Collaborate and support the Communications & Public Engagement team with documentation / gathering significant change stories, photography, videos, and media visibility. Significant change stories, photos, videos, and potential media pieces from World Vision US-funded projects and Area Programs in Rwanda are available.

Visibility across field offices is promoted.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Required Professional Experience 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.

Cross cultural interpersonal skills and experience.

Required Education,

training, license,

registration, and


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.

Preferred Knowledge

and Qualifications

Knowledge of written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda, and ability to engage community members comfortably and interpret their thoughts to visiting donors/supporters/filming crews/church collaborates, etc.

Excellent communication and public relations skills.


The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

NB: Women are highly encouraged to apply. 

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go

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The closing date for submission of applications is 18th August 2022; no late applications will be accepted.

World Vision is committed to adult and child safeguarding and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children and vulnerable adults. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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