Communications and Fundraising Officer

Job description

Contract Recruitment Notice

Paper Crown Rwanda

Position: Part-time Fundraising and Communication Officer

Hours: 8-10 hours per week

Type of contract: Part-time contractor / consultant (non-staff position) / Remote work

Expected start date: As soon as possible

Length of contract: 1 year, inclusive of initial 2-month probationary period, with possibility of renewal

Summary of the role: To work closely with PCR’s Management Team for fund mobilization and communications support.

Paper Crown Rwanda is a feminist, non-profit organization in Rwanda, that works with youth to transform gender norms, foster leadership and create lasting social change.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Update and maintain our database of international and local donors with relevant grant opportunities (international foundations, bilateral and multilateral agencies and private corporations offering donations)
  • Work in collaboration with the PCR team to achieve its annual fundraising goal of increasing the operational budget by 25%.
  • Write grant proposals in English and ensure timely submission (goal of one grant per month.)
  • Run and prepare 2-3 fundraising campaigns on the Global Giving platform
  • Build contacts with potential donors and partners in Rwanda and beyond to help mobilize funds for the activities of the organization/ partner with other organizations on proposals
  • Write a digital PCR newsletter and blog to disseminate to donors and partners on a monthly basis
  • Manage PCR’s social media (create content, set up a content calendar, drive traffic to the website, etc.) to raise visibility of the organization locally and internationally


  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies or other related field relevant for the role
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in grant writing with a successful track record for securing significant funding commitments from donors
  • Proven experience with writing quality proposals for local and international donors and an understanding of technical and financial requirements for grant proposals
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) and the ability to communicate professionally with partners and donors
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to tell compelling stories and leverage impact data for strong proposals
  • Proficiency with computer applications for drafting proposals as well as publishing/designing fundraising communications materials (ex. Microsoft Office applications; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Hootsuite, etc.)

Compensation: $750.00 CAD/month. This role can be performed remotely.

To apply: Qualified applicants must submit the following documents by September 30, 2022.

  • Detailed cover letter
  • Updated CV highlighting the most relevant areas of your prior experience
  • At least two professional references to be contacted
  • One sample of previous work relevant to the position (grant proposals, fundraising communications materials, etc.)

Please note that applications are reviewed on rolling basis.

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Job Type: Part-time
Part-time hours: 8-10 per week

Salary: From $750.00 per month


  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)


  • Communication skills: 2 years (preferred)

Application deadline: 2022-09-30
Expected start date: 2022-10-03

Paper Crown Rwanda