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Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project (Nyaka) is giving a hand up to an estimated 60,000 children and their 10,000 grandmothers living in extreme poverty in Southwest Uganda. Nyaka was founded in 2001 by the Ugandan human-rights activist, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, after he saw the devastating effects of the HIV/AIDS crisis on his home community. Nyaka has worked with communities for 18 years to build our holistic, human rights-based approach to ending the cycle of poverty. As part of this work, Nyaka provides free education to more than 700 of the most vulnerable children in the community.

Development Communications Director

Organization:        Nyaka

Reports to:            Senior Director of Development

Job Type:               Full-Time

Location:               Remote

Offices:                  Administrative Offices in Kampala, Uganda; Washington, DC; East Lansing, Michigan

The Communications Director will manage a robust communications strategy that aims to advance Nyaka’s grant making and program agendas. The Director will have the opportunity to exercise strategic, creative and operational leadership as part of a communications team responsible for a range of strategies and tactics, including brand management, content creation, digital engagement, media relations and more. This role is focused on developing and supporting initiatives to advance the work and impact of Nyaka through the lens of its grantees and programs.

Position Responsibilities and Duties

  • Cultivate relationships with key foundations, individuals and organizations
  • Research, draft, coordinate support and submit grant proposals
  • Write for grant applications, grant reports,
  • Manage Global Giving, Giving Tuesday and other appeals, campaigns and online fundraising – develop and oversee giving days
  • Write for website, social media, email pushes, press releases, appeals, newsletters and monthly messaging
  • Manage creation of an editorial calendar to include quarterly board updates, annual report and other materials
  • Manage Sponsor A Student communication
  • Liaise and coordinate with leadership and Social Media Committee for annual New York City marathon fundraiser
  • Manage Victors film online film screenings, coordinate with supporters and contractors
  • Coordinate printing, mailing, and email including send quarterly donor receipts and thank you letters
  • Maintain databases and produce reports
  • Collaborate with fellows, consultants and development staff

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Strong writing experience
  • Enthusiastic communication with current and prospective donors
  • 8+ years of writing and communications experience, including 3+ years of supervisory experience
  • Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects at once
  • Ability to drive these projects to successful completion
  • Excellent interpersonal and team management skills
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively, in a fast-paced remote environment while integrating a high degree of attention to detail and organization
  • High energy, over-the-top responsiveness

To Apply

To apply please send your current resume, writing sample, and cover letter that includes at least three professional references to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Sponsor a Student Program Associate

Reports to:             Development Director

Job Type:              Part-Time

Compensation:     $16.25/hour

Work Schedule:   20 Hours per week

Location:               Remote

Offices:                  Administrative Offices in Kampala, Uganda; Washington, DC; East Lansing, Michigan

Position Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assume lead responsibility for coordinating the Sponsor A Student (SAS) Program.
  • Coordinate with Ugandan staff and volunteers to conduct regular mailings to current sponsors.
  • Coordinate sponsor-led communications between sponsors and students as needed.
  • Maintain accurate donor records on all sponsors and students.
  • Maintain relationships with current donors, with consideration of moves management and sustaining sponsorships.
  • Work with the Development Director to develop strategies to increase participation in the SAS program.
  • Continually evaluate the processes and strategies of the SAS Program, institute improvements as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

  • Experience and proficiency working with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive donor information.
  • Organized, efficient, reliable and detail-oriented with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to collaborative teamwork.
  • Ability to get along and work effectively with others is required.
  • Experience with CRM Systems (preferred).
  • Knowledge of donor-centric fundraising (preferred).


To apply please send your cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications received before December 31st, 2019 will be given first priority.