Salary:  £31,416 per annum + Separate Benefits package
Location:  Niger
Contract:  One Year Fixed Term
Ref:  CD-N/IPD-Af/0714


We are currently recruiting for a Country Director based in Niger. The Country Director will undertake overall responsibility for managing IRW’s interventions in the country to the Country Programmes and Regional Strategies, outlining resource requirements of the programme, and periodically reassessing the programme to meet its short & long term needs. The core responsibility of the job will be to strengthen IRW’s visibility and to ensure that all programme activities are implemented, monitored and evaluated in a timely manner and in line with IRW’s strategic parameters.

The Country Director will be responsible for managing a team national and expatriate staff. You will be monitoring risk management and ensuring compliance & quality improvement of the country programme.  In addition, you will be reviewing and reporting the progress of finances (with a budget of up to £1m) to the International Office in Birmingham and to project donors.

The successful applicant will need to have previous experience working in a senior management position in an INGO working in developing countries in rehabilitation, development or emergency contexts. The job holder should have previous knowledge and experience of fundraising from and dealing with EC, ECHO, UN and DFID.  In addition, in depth knowledge of overseas management experience with an International NGOs is essential as a substantial part of the post involves Community Development, Social Protection, Food Security and Urban Poverty. Excellent communication skills in English are required. The knowing of the local language is desirable.

If you are reliable, service minded, discreet, dedicated and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and beliefs, please apply by downloading the application pack from our website and forward the completed form to on or before the closing date.

If you agree with IR values together with our Policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and our code of conduct, then you would be an ideal candidate for Islamic Relief, who promotes equality and meritocracy. IRW will carry out screening checks and will take out references on your behalf.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the principles of Islamic Relief
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No CVs.
Islamic Relief operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

Closing Date:  27 July 2014

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