Salary:  £32,640 per annum
Location:  Please see below
Contract:  One Year Fixed Term


Location: International Office, Birmingham  (with up to 40% Field Office)

Islamic Relief Worldwide are looking for an individual to provide support to the allocated country offices (in the Middle East and Eastern Europe) in the delivery of effective programmes according to the Country Programme and Regional Strategies and raising the profile amongst donors and potential funders.  The role will report to the Head of Region and is responsible to ensure the country programmes and implemented and reported on in a timely and qualitative manner.  The post holder will be required to travel extensively in very short notice to IRW country offices to maintain regular communications within the department.

You will keep an up to date overview of operational matters in the region and critically appraise project proposals.  The Regional Desk Coordinator will communicate with a regard of IR partners and undertake risk assessments of the field offices and projects.

It is essential that the successful candidate has a postgraduate degree or equivalent experience in development/humanitarian areas with considerable overseas experience, livelihoods projects, WATSAN, Nutrition etc.  The individual will also need to have previous exposure with INGO’s in developing countries in rehabilitation; development and emergency contexts as well as fundraising and dealing with EC, ECHO, UN and DFIDF.  The candidate should have excellent working knowledge of written and spoken English.  The knowledge of a second language, particularly Arabic desirable.

If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient 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.

Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct. We will carry out screening checks and will take out references on your behalf if you are selected.

Please note, for UK based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. We are unable to progress applications which would require sponsorship.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer.
Only applications from those who already have the right to live and work within the UK will be considered.

Closing Date:  15 July 2014

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