Donor Liaison Officer NGO Careers Jobs – World Vision United States (WVUS)

 Donor Liaison Officer
Organisation: World
Vision United States (WVUS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Communications
About US:
World Vision Uganda is a
Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned
upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including
criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all
its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Donor
Liaison Officer will offer support in ensuring the increase in  financial support of NO programs; increase awareness
of, and advocacy for the National Office programs and strategy by WV US donors;
as well as mutual transformation (donors and beneficiaries). The job holder
will be expected to host a number of US visits, plan and produce high quality
deliverables that demonstrate program impact at the individual beneficiary
level as well as collaborate and support the Communications team with
documentation/gathering significant change stories, photography, videos and
media visibility.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Keeping
    the US Promise to Donors by researching, planning and providing high
    quality deliverables that demonstrate program impact at the individual
    beneficiary level (such as beneficiary impact stories, photos and video
    footage) for projects funded by WV US donors. These need to tell the story
    of Transformational Development in a way that is understandable to the US
    donor and helps move their heart towards deeper involvement and commitment
    to funding WV ministry.
  • These
    “deliverables” will be determined by WV US.
  • Multiple
    meetings (skype or phone) with WV US Staff to fully understand the story
    and resource objectives
  • Meet,
    plan and collaborate with NO program staff to identify effective impact
    ideas and recommendations.
  • Visit
    multiple ADPs to meet staff and beneficiaries
  • Research
    and interview beneficiaries
  • Prepare
    appropriate and strategic approach to resource gathering. This includes,
    but is not limited to, accommodations, meals, and transportation.
  • Preparing
    appropriate and strategic welcome packets for donors. These welcome
    packets should be customized for each individual Vision Trip.
  • Ensure
    proper logistics are in place well before the planned Trip dates. This
    includes, but is not limited to, accommodations, meals, and
  • During
    the field trip visits meet with the WV US trip host (fund raiser) on a
    daily for debrief and plan the next day.
  • Ensure
    that all financial arrangements for the trip (prior, during, and
    following) are properly handled
  • Support
    in achieving the WV US strategy through documentation of promising best
    practices and most significant change stories.
  • Coordinate
    the process of identifying, documentation and dissemination of most
    significant change stories, and promising best practices using multimedia
  • Field
    teams in integrating documentation and communication to effectively draw
    lessons and change stories in line with the strategy
  • Participate
    in technical programme and ADP assessments and designs to ensure
    integration of documentation, communication and dissemination strategies
  • Support
    communications in sourcing for marketing/fundraising materials in form of
    stories, photographs and videos
  • Support
    sponsorship produce quality Sponsorship 2.0 resources.
  • Support
    in promoting World Vision Uganda’s visibility
  • Travel
    to the US to represent NO at Major Donor Fundraising events. Donor
    Liaisons often become “the face of a National Office” to donors. When
    donors host large events for prospective new donors, they often request
    the presence of a donor liaison to tell the story of WV in their National
  • Travel
    to US to support fundraising efforts through presentations to selected
    donor group, such as major donor fundraising events, and US Churches, as
  • Ensure
    WV US donors to specific fundraising campaigns receive optimal service
    from all necessary NO departments, which may including the National
    Director, Senior Leadership Team, Sector Leaders, ADP Managers, Operations,
    Sponsorship, Communications, Finance and others.
  • Cultivate,
    maintain and service relationship between World Vision USA major and
    midlevel donors and the Support Office (Uganda.)
  • Coordinate
    WVUS Major and Mid-level donors and church partners by providing timely
    responses to Donor queries per Donor request.
  • Develop
    and lead in the implementation of capacity building programs to ensure
    Country program staff understand and are involved in engagements with
    Major and Mid-Level Donors and Churches from WVUS.
  • Support
    and build the capacity of ADP teams in developing high impact stories and
  • Travel
    to USA to support fundraising efforts through presentations to selected
    donor constituencies, such as USA churches, Rotary Clubs and other
    specified forums as well as Contribute to profiling WV Uganda during
    presentations to Donors.
  • Compile
    and Submit all impact stories and videos for each Sector under the “For
    Every Child Campaign.”
  • Coordinate
    with WVUS Vision trip managers to Host Vision Trips in Uganda by
    mobilizing key stakeholders and carrying out Area Development Programs’
    pre-visits before the Donors come.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the World Vision Donor Liaison Officer job opportunity
    should hold a Bachelor’s degree required with preference in
    communications, community development, or related field of study
  • Minimal
    experience with story writing style of communication
  • Technical
    experience with video and still photography preferred
  • Broad
    knowledge and 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
  • Previous
    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
  • High
    level of cross-cultural interpersonal skill, personal maturity, and proven
    ability to influence multiple stakeholders preferred
  • Ability
    to handle multiple responsibilities at the same time preferred
  • Must
    be available for significant travel time to projects
  • The
    position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and
    internationally up to 50% of the time. This is mostly domestic travel.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow instructions on
How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. 
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 12th January 2018
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