Salary:  £31,416- £33,211 per annum
Location:  Field Office Africa
Contract:  One Year Fixed Term
Ref:  RHM-Af/IPD-A/0614


Islamic Relief Worldwide is looking to recruit a Regional Humanitarian Manager, based in a Field Office in Africa. The Regional Humanitarian Manager will deliver high quality humanitarian programming in line with Islamic Relief’s Regional Strategy, through positive leadership, management and support. S/he will lead and responsible for the implementation & review of the overall Humanitarian Strategy for the region, and to act as Regional Lead for Humanitarian work, and in doing so, liaising effectively with relevant staff. You will provide active leadership throughout the region to promote and support all aspects of preparedness planning and action at country and regional level, and to keep them under systematic review.

The Regional Humanitarian Manager will lead the continual development, review, and implementation of Islamic Relief’s regional preparedness and contingency planning, in close liaison with country staff and Regional Director. You will coordinate DPP through the ALERT system in coordination with partners and support the DPP/DRP Manager in the deployment of the Regional Disaster. S/he will make sure learning from these reviews and evaluation effectively informs future responses, through adequate dissemination within Islamic Relief and inclusion in potential training. You will contribute to improvement in understanding with staff in region regarding Islamic Relief key humanitarian policy & advocacy positions.

The successful candidate will have at least five years experience of humanitarian response and preparedness planning work in a range of environments – including experience of field-level management of complex humanitarian response programmes; and all phases of the project/programme cycle. You will have excellent communication skills in English and IT skills with proven research, data collection, collating, writing and presentation skills. The successful candidate will have experience of humanitarian advocacy, representation and communications with evidence of impact or influencing policy makers. The candidate will be willing to travel frequently and be a good team worker with having leadership ability to build effective working relationships and establish credibility with colleagues and outside agencies.

National candidates are encouraged to apply but will only receive the salary not benefits.

Please note that the salary range of £31,416- £33,211 per annum is dependent on experience

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.

Closing Date:  13 July 2014

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