Donor Relations Officer

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 1 April 2019

Job Description


being responsible for strengthening Action Against Hunger’s relationship with institutional donors in Washington DC, as a member of the Action Against Hunger International Donor Relations Unit.

The Donor Relations Officer (DRO) will be based in Washington DC and will be tasked with representation duties with the main USA based institutional donors. The DRO assists to define and implements a join institutional fundraising strategy throughout the Action Against Hunger network, with primary responsibility for USA based donors.

  • Developing and implementing Action Against Hunger’s strategy for engaging with USAID & BPRM
  • Pro-actively developing and managing the relationship with institutional donors to ensure the expansion of the existing funding portfolio, in line with Action Against Hunger’s country and thematic strategic priorities and the donor engagement strategy.
  • Developing, updating and improving donor-specific tools, systems and procedures to ensure responsiveness to donor’s priorities, issues and requirements
  • Contributing to define and implement a join institutional fundraising strategy among Action Against Hunger network.
  • Providing guidance for Action Against Hunger International Network in drafting concept notes, proposals and/or budgets for the continuation of funds, future funding opportunities, or for new project proposals.

You’re a dedicated professional

  • You have more than 3 years of experience working with a humanitarian or development organization.
  • You have Master’s in a field related to social sciences, development or public health.

You’re an expert in managing donor relations

  • You can build strategic relationships and partnerships to develop further opportunities for an organization.
  • You have worked in emergencies or development settings and have a solid understanding of humanitarian principles and current global sectorial issues.

You’re flexible, adaptable, dynamic and enthusiastic

  • You can coordinate deadline driven projects with various stakeholders.
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills including demonstration of cultural awareness, diplomacy, and tact.
  • You can work independently and under tight deadlines.
  • You are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • You are passionate about Action Against Hunger’s mission.

About the Organization

For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, we have led the global fight against hunger. We save the lives of children and their families. We are there for them before and after disaster strikes. We enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and for whole communities to prosper. We constantly search for more effective solutions, while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change. We will never give up. Until the world is free from hunger.

  • Lifesaving impact in 45+ countries
  • 7,500+ field staff assisting more than 20 million people
  • Almost 40 years of expertise responding to emergencies caused by conflict, natural disasters and food crises

Our global efforts save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, but millions of undernourished children remain in need of lifesaving treatment.


About 821 million people go to bed hungry every night, and one in three children in low- and middle-income countries suffers from chronic undernutrition. Nearly half of all child deaths worldwide are from causes related to undernutrition, even though it is:

  1. PREDICTABLE: We know where and when to expect acute undernutrition
  2. PREVENTABLE: We know how to help children stay healthy
  3. TREATABLE: Community-based outpatient programs and therapeutic ready-to-use foods can help save millions, and just $45 can provide a child with lifesaving treatment

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