Project Assistant, Donor Reporting and Communication
Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA)
World Renew Country Tier
Position Title: Project Assistant, Donor Reporting and Communication Department: International Disaster Response (IDR) Reports to: Program Manager, Central East and Southern Africa Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Draft and/or write various reports in a timely manner and ensure that the human impact of the disaster response intervention(s) is effectively communicated to World Renew’s constituents and donors. The incumbent is an essential part of the disaster response support team and works collaboratively with team members.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support the production of timely and accurate narrative reports, as requested
Work with the project manager (s) throughout the project cycle to ensure necessary information is being captured
Develop simplified reporting templates to assist in accurate and timely data capture
Work with existing monitoring and evaluation tools, systems and methods to improve the quality and timeliness of World Renew’s Disaster Response reports
Write human interest stories for World Renew communications (and donor communications)
Support World Renew Tanzania with coordination of logistics for donor and other visits (e.g. accommodation, transportation, itinerary scheduling); as well as work collaboratively with bridgers in Kenya and Uganda as necessary
Support and coach colleagues in donor requirements
Assist with the design and planning of community resilience programming by supporting the proposal writing process
Perform other duties as assigned
Committed to Christ and able to able to recognize this position as one that contributes to His Kingdom
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
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
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
1. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, International Development, Community Development or another related discipline
2. 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. Fluency in French is a definite asset.
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.