Strategic Advisor

Mission Statement of Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village: 

Through healing, education, and love, the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village empowers orphaned and vulnerable Rwandan youth to build lives of dignity and contribute to a better world. 

Core Values: Our core values inspire all of our work, focusing our staff on the best interests of the child and helping our students to create a community dedicated to building empowered and self-reliant lives. They are: 

Commitment: Embrace the mission and go the extra-mile

Respect: Be considerate and mindful of others and the environment

Role model: Live and lead by example in a positive way 

Interest of Child: Base every decision on how it impacts the child 

Support: Help and encourage one another 

Integrity: Always be honest with yourself and others and act accordingly 

Learning Community: Seek and maximize opportunities for growth and development


About the Role

The role of the Strategic Advisor is to serve as a point person for the Executive Director, liaising with the Village Staff by:

  • Manage external communication with the board, partners, and high-level public officials
  • Act as the primary liaison person to staff, partners, board, and other organs on behalf of the Executive Director
  • Prepare reports by collecting and analyzing information about the different programs
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow up on issues promptly
  • Prepare and coordinate Program Committee Calls and follow up on actionable items
  • Determine key performance indicators and how to measure team performance
  • Establish appropriate communication flow through the management and staff 
  • Aid in and ultimately ensure the timely completion of creative projects
  • Organize and schedule top management meetings and coordinate special donor tours and events for the Executive Director
  • Maintain Executive Director’s appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, and travel
  • Conduct background research and provide pertinent materials to prepare Executive Director for upcoming meetings and conferences
  • In the absence of the Executive Director, support the acting person and ensure that all requests for action and information are responded to in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Monitor, respond to, and distribute incoming and outgoing electronic and hard copy communications on behalf of the Executive Director
  • Anticipate upcoming administrative support needs with a view to enhancing time management and minimizing rushed preparations
  • Establish appropriate communication flow through the management and staff 
  • Assist in a wide variety of projects as assigned, and other reasonably related duties
  • Keeping executives organized with logistics, meetings, and emails throughout the day



Minimum Qualification Standards 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution 
  • Minimum of two years of work experience in project management
  • Strong planning, time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Ability to proactively find solutions and innovative ideas to better the programs
  • Experience turning content into well-designed presentations
  • Strong communication, writing, and research skills
  • Experience exercising discretion and confidentiality with sensitive organization and personnel information
  • Ability to multitask and work with staff members on different names
  • Adaptable to changing environments and willing to learn as opportunities arise
  • Capable of working under minimum supervision and driving change and innovation
  • Experience with budget management
  • Consulting experience with a focus on operations management is a plus
  • Proven success in a project coordination role with proficiency in project management tools


Reporting to:  Executive Director 




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