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Partner Liaison and Advocate - Asia

Location:     Remote within Canada

Job Type:    Full-Time

Benefits:      Medical, Dental and Life Insurance

Travel:          Up to 30% of year


OneBook believes that people around the world will be forever changed by engaging with the Bible in the language of their heart. A member of Wycliffe Global Alliance, OneBook partners with national Bible translation organizations in Africa and Asia that facilitate locally led and staffed language projects. The OneBook model is built upon partnership with, and the empowerment and equipping of, local people, where possible, to carry out translation and literacy work in their own communities. This approach strives to preserve and honour the cultural and contextual aspects inherent within these indigenous language groups. OneBook advocates for these communities, inviting Canadians to be a part of introducing them to the life changing Word of God.

Currently, OneBook is engaged in ongoing projects serving 28 language communities in seven countries across Africa and Asia. Since inception in 2009, project teams have dedicated the New Testament or complete Bibles in 53 minority languages, with 13 more Bibles in the publishing phase.


Position Summary:

The OneBook Partner Liaison and Advocate will be the key contact between OneBook and its operating partners in Asia, building and maintaining relationships of trust and respect. As a liaison, this person will make visits to partners and projects on location or virtually. The liaison will review project proposals, progress and financial reports and will provide OneBook staff with the information requested. As an advocate, this person will both initiate and maintain relationships with Canadian donors, promoting investment and partnership with projects in Asia.


The Partner Liaison and Advocate will be a highly relational and supportive individual, with strong communication and cross-cultural skills. Preference will be given to someone with life experience in Asia and with experience or knowledge of Bible translation and engagement, language development and literacy.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Representative:

The Partner Liaison will be the ambassador of OneBook with national partners, clearly communicating our vision, strategy, priorities, and ethos. This includes:

  • Taking regular trips to visit national partners (or arranging virtual visits) for relationship building, collection of stories and information, partnership evaluation, and representing OneBook when invited to dedications or celebrations,

  • Dialoging with the leadership of national partners about existing and future projects, ensuring that they match OneBook’s priorities of organizational capacity, local leadership/ownership, and holistic approach,

  • Alerting OneBook’s Program Lead on any changes in the risk level that projects or partners face, be they organisational or external,

2. Project design and monitoring:

The Partner Liaison is OneBook’s expert on the projects sponsored by OneBook. For this reason, the Partner Liaison is responsible for the ongoing collection, review and storage of all agreements, reports, and photos. This includes:

  • Assisting the Program Lead in the establishment of annual agreements with national operating partners in Asia which involve developing project plans and budgets,

  • Communicating with national partners regarding financial transfers to projects,

  • Receiving, reviewing, responding and storage of progress and financial reports and photos and copies of publications,

  • Updating project statistics,

  • Providing OneBook communications team with draft of project profiles, plans, prayer requests and stories.

3. Fundraising

OneBook’s ultimate responsibility is to raise the funds promised to national partner organizations. The Partner Advocate will collaborate with OneBook Development staff to:

  • Maintain a portfolio of current donors to Asian projects.

  • Prospect new donors, providing them with investment opportunities in Asia.

  • Cultivate relationships with donors (individuals, churches, associations, foundations) through face-to-face and written solicitations, drafting proposals and reports, and organizing promotional events.

  • Keep detailed and up-to-date records using OneBook’s donor system.


4. Collaboration

OneBook has a small staff, necessitating a teamwork approach to accomplish goals.

  • Since staff work remotely, regular online staff meetings are the platform for cross-fertilization of expertise and experience, team problem-solving, and united prayer.

  • All staff come together during retreats where each contribute to team building, vision-casting and strategic planning.

  • The Partner Liaison and Advocate will be available to carry out additional responsibilities that enhance OneBook overall performance as determined by the President.


Ideal Candidate: 

  • Able to sign and abide by OneBook’s statement of faith and OneBook’s lifestyle and morality statement, sharing OneBook’s beliefs that people around the world will be forever changed by engaging with the Bible in the language of the heart, and that national organizations are best equipped to carry out Bible translation ministry.

  • Experience or training in international development demonstrating cross-cultural skills.

  • A preference for living or working experience in Asia.

  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising and marketing.

  • Strong communication skills, with active listening and inspiring storytelling, and good written English.

  • Strong interpersonal and relational skills, with a positive attitude and patient understanding.

  • Ability to work independently, adjusting priorities based on the team, and meeting deadlines.

  • Attention to detail, and well organized.

  • Ability and willingness to travel overseas 1-2 times a year and to travel within Canada up to 30 percent of the time.

  • A valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle for donor visits.

  • Experience working with Windows Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Outlook), CRM systems (DonorPerfect is a plus) and comfortable and able to learn new software, apps, programs.


Nice-to-have skills and abilities:

  • Experience in writing grant proposals.

  • Photography and/or Videography skills.

  • Experience working with or volunteering for a church or Christian Organization.

If this exciting opportunity sounds right for you, please email your cover letter, resume and salary expectations to

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

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