Programme Development and Funding Manager
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £33,509 per annum
Closing Date: 15 April 2021
Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 36 years.
With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for those effected by poverty, conflicts and natural disasters.
We are currently recruiting for the position of an Programme Development and Funding Manager – West Africa Region.
The Programme Development and Funding Manager will work towards growing institutional funding portfolio in West Africa region, and supporting the country programme to ensure strong contract management on their funds from institutional donors.
The post holder will work closely with Country Directors in the region to initiate new donor engagements and sustain relationships with current donors; to coordinate development of funding applications; and provide support in ensuring compliance with donors’ and IRW regulations.
The post holder will be based in one of the country offices in West Africa Region and will be expected to travel regularly throughout the West Africa region.
The successful candidate must have or be:
University degree or equivalent in development studies, international relations, business administration, environmental management or a related discipline
Knowledge and expertise in working with institutional donors including EC, DFID, SIDA and UN agencies
Significant and proven experience of successful bid leadership across development and/or humanitarian grants
Communication and networking skills for relationship building and facilitation in a multi-cultural environment
Ability to facilitate, maintain and manage good working relationships between staff, volunteers, partners, and donors.
Ability to work on short-term assignments with tight deadlines while managing multiple projects
Capacity building experience including training and skills development
Ability to work independently, and function effectively as a member of a regional team and adhere to strict deadlines
Strong interpersonal skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills
An in-depth understanding of international development and West Africa economic, social and development context
High level of numeracy and understanding of financial controls and procedures
Good understanding of Project Cycle management and monitoring, evaluation and learning methodologies
Fluency in French and English
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.
Interviews are expected to take place in the first week of May 2021
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:
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