Donor Liaison Officer Job Careers – Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan)

Job Title:    Donor Liaison Officer
Organisation: Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan)
Duty Station: Uganda
Salary Range (Net):  UGX 975,000 – 2,025,000 per month
(depending on the experience and skill of a candidate)
About US:
Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan) was founded in 1979 by
Yukika SOHMA, our first chairperson, with a mission to help refugees from
Indochina, and as a civil organization without any political, religious, or
ideological affiliations. It has since then grown into an international
organization approved and registered by the United Nations. AAR Japan has five
main pillars of activities; 1) emergency assistance, 2) assistance to persons
with disabilities, 3) landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) action, 4) action
against infectious diseases and 5) public awareness raising about global issues
in Japan. Since the beginning, AAR Japan has operated in over 60 countries.
Currently we are active in 15 countries and areas, including 4 African
countries namely Kenya, Zambia, Sudan and Uganda.
Job Summary: The Donor
Liaison Officer will build, coordinate and maintain strong working
relationships with the donors. S/he will be responsible for donor liaison and
reporting particularly for the UNHCR funded education projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Build, coordinate and maintain strong
    working relationships with the donor (UNHCR)
  • Serve as the focal person to the donor
    closely coordinating with different sections of AAR office
  • Prepare and submit donor reports in
    cooperation with project staff members
  • Carry out field visits to monitor the
    implementation of activities, collect relevant information and report to
    the donors
  • Work closely with other stakeholders
    including governmental authorities, NGOs, stakeholders and other actors in
    education sector when necessary
  • Seek new funding opportunities and support
  • Perform other relevant duty as instructed
    by Programme Coordinators

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field
  • Five years of relevant experience
  • Previous experience in donor liaison works
    preferably with UN agencies
  • Experience in working with aid
    organizations, in emergency situation and in multi-cultural context
  • Experience in working in the field of
    education would be an asset
  • Ugandan citizen, residing in Uganda and
    able to station in Yumbe
  • Strong motivation to be part of an aid
  • Excellent communication skills, both
    verbal and writing
  • Solid reporting skills
  • Strong coordination skills with various
    actors including high-level officials
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective
    working relationships with other sections and colleagues within the
  • Ability to adapt to new environments
  • Excellent at working as a part of the team
  • PC literacy including word processing (MS
    Word) and spreadsheets (MS Excel)
  • Culturally sensitive and high level of
    diplomacy and tact
  • Punctuality
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested individuals should send following
information to
  • Cover
    This should include your motivation to work for AAR
    Japan and how your experiences are relevant to this job and should NOT
    exceed one A4 page
  • Curriculum Vitae
     Use following format (Other formats will NOT be
    considered) Download
  • Three
    references including the most recent employer
Deadline: 25th January 2018
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