Board and General Assembly Members


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ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.


1.0    Background 

ActionAid (AA) Rwanda is an Associate of ActionAid International, which is a global alliance of organisations aimed at working with others to achieve a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys the right to a life with dignity.

We work in 45 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, and our expertise lies in community-led approaches to development, working through partnerships with people living in poverty and their organisations. 

ActionAid Rwanda is registered with the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) as a Non- Government Organisation with Legal Personality No 61/RGB/NGO/2017 published in the Official Gazette No 16 bis of 17/04/2017.

ActionAid Rwanda Governance body was constituted in 2016, with the responsibility of providing guidance and oversight on the activities of the organisation.

Our Vision is: “Rwanda free of poverty and injustice, where every citizen fully enjoys the right to life with dignity”; and

Our Mission is: “To work with people living in poverty with focus on women and girls to eradicate poverty and injustice”.

AAR wishes to invite interested, well qualified and self-motivated persons to join the organization as General Assembly (GA) Members on a voluntary basis.

Primary Liaison & Contact:

The GA as the Supreme Organ of the organization is supported by the Board of trustees, Country Director, Senior Management, the ActionAid General Secretariat and the International General Assembly.

Role of the volunteer:

To contribute towards the mission of ActionAid Rwanda, by providing guidance and oversight on the vision and strategic goals of the organization.

1.1 Location of AA RWANDA

ActionAid Rwanda Head office is located in Remera sector, Gasabo District in the City of Kigali (KG 178 St 7)

1.2 ActionAid Rwanda Areas of Intervention

ActionAid operates through a decentralized structure in seven Local Rights Programmes (LRPs) in five Districts located in three Provinces.

In the Southern Province AAR operates in Nyanza, Gisagara, Nyaruguru Kamonyi and Muhanga Districts.

In the Western Province AAR operates in Karongi District.

In the Northern Province AAR operates in Musanze and Gakenke District.  

 1.3 Background and specific qualifications of the General Assembly Members

ActionAid Rwanda General Assembly (GA) will form the integral part of the organization’s highest decision making body and will contribute to fostering the ongoing Membership development process and champion the strategic objectives of AAR.

GA members must:

  • Be individuals of high integrity,
  • Have strong commitment to the mission of AAR 
  • Have a passion for the people living in poverty and marginalized;
  • Have a good understanding of the causes of poverty in Rwanda;
  • Have a professional background that aligns with the mandate of the ActionAid;
  • Have a strong will to ensure sustainable livelihood and upholding Human Rights in general and Women’s Rights in particular.
  • Have a University degree in any of the following fields: Education, Agriculture, Business, Finance, Management, law, Social Sciences and other related fields is an added value.
  • Have strong values of integrity, accountability, good governance, and commitment to the cause of the poor and the excluded.

1.4 Application Procedures

If you are interested and committed, please apply for General Assembly membership, by submitting a motivation letter and a detailed CV including the contacts (Email + Cell Phone) of three referees’. Applications should be sent to by Wednesday May 2nd, 2018.  Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

AAR Governance

Kindly note the following:

  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Serving on the ActionAid Rwanda General Assembly is purely on voluntary basis and therefore non-remunerative.
How to apply: 

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