Project Assistant – Donor Relations and Communications

Position: Project Assistant - Donor Relations and Communications

Employer: World Renew

Location: Arua, Uganda

Deadline: October 3, 2018

Employment Type: Employment

Position Level: Entry Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: October 3, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), has a full time, time-bound opportunity for a Project Assistant based in Arua, Uganda.

As the Project Assistant - Donor Reporting and Communications you will work to ensure that various reports are drafted in a timely manner and that the impact of interventions are effectively communicated to World Renew’s constituents and donors. You will work closely with local partners and the World Renew project teams, ensuring effective and inclusive processes are put in place to develop reports. You will work with existing M&E tools, systems and methods to improve the quality and timeliness of World Renew reporting. The Project Assistant will report to the Program Consultant in the East Africa Ministry Team.

Please note that this is a 8-month contract opportunity, with a possibility of extension


Travel to project locations to work alongside project teams in preparing reports
As requested, support the production of timely and accurate narrative reports
a. Work with project team cycle to ensure necessary information is being captured
b. Develop simplified reporting templates to assist in accurate and timely data capture
To assist with the design and planning of community resilience programming by supporting the information gathering and proposal writing
As identified, based on the skills set of the incumbent, strengthen the capacity of partner and World Renew staff through coaching and practical training on relevant technical skills (e.g. excel, presentations, IT, etc)
Write human interest stories for World Renew communications (and donor communication)
Perform other duties as assigned


Able to respect and support the mission, vision and values of the CRCNA
Demonstrated commitment to promote a work environment that values diversity and equality, as well as have respectful relationships with others
Committed to working towards gender equality in all aspects of our programming, plans, policies and organizational structure
Exceptional writing abilities
Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts
Ability to analyze information from various sources and in various forms and collate it into detailed but succinct and well written reports
Advanced computer skills with strong proficiency in Microsoft Office
Excellent organizational skills; demonstrated self-starting, planning and implementation skills, as well as an ability to successfully multitask and prioritize
Critical thinking skills, ability to analyze a situation to determine needs, brainstorm possibilities and/or create opportunities, problem solve and/or generate solutions, develop recommendations or make decisions
Highly effective team work skills with the ability to build good relations both internally and externally
Skills of persuasion, influence, negotiation, planning, reporting and analysis
Familiarity with the Christian Reformed Church and/or the Canadian Foodgrains Bank community is an asset


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, International Development, Community Development or another related discipline
A minimum of one year cross-cultural work experience in a development or disaster response environment including writing reports and communication material


Must be fluent in English and able to communicate proficiently both verbally and in writing. Working knowledge of French is required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

The incumbent, in this position, will travel to remote locations where running water and electricity are uncertain. The road conditions are rough and the temperature can reach the high 40s. In addition, the Project Assistant may potentially live in a remote location which will require diligent self-care and stress management.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have the ability to live and work in remote locations and within a high stress environment.

Interested candidates should apply online at: on or before October 3, 2018

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