Head of Programme

Islamic Relief Worldwide
  • Location
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Dec 29

Position description

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 35 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for those effected by poverty, conflicts or natural disasters.

Islamic Relief are looking to recruit a Head of Programme to provide strategic leadership and expertise in Mali. The candidate will assist the Programme team to develop, finalise and closely monitor the programme budget. H/She will also ensure a quality emergency response and development programme is in line with IR's global and country strategies and as per donor requirements.

The successful candidate must have or be:

  • Experience of working with various International NGOs in developing countries;
  • An in depth understanding of national and international development issues in particular in relation to community development;
  • Experience of developing links with INGOs, Government agencies, Institutional donors and other stakeholders;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Experience of working specifically towards, and reporting against Sustainable Development Goals.

If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional looking for a meaningful career, with a strong commitment to IRW’s mission and values of sincerity, excellence, compassion, social justice and custodianship, please apply by completing our online application form.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please Note: Interviews are expected to take place on an ongoing basis and the vacancy may close earlier than the above closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Pre-employment checks:

Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:

  • screening clearance;
  • receipt of satisfactory references.

Our values and commitment to Safeguarding:

IRW is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom IRW engages. IRW expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks. IRW also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme

In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief:
(Sincerity, Excellence, Compassion, Social Justice and Custodianship).
Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer.

Application instructions

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