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SPANA, London (Hybrid)
Posted 4 weeks ago Quick Apply
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Birmingham, West Midlands (Hybrid)
Waterloo, Greater London
£48,208 per year (Negotiable)
Job description

IRW’s International Programmes Division is recruiting for the position of ‘Senior International Programme Executive (SPE)’ to join its dynamic team based out of its offices in Birmingham. The organisation is currently operating to a hybrid working model.

The SPE is a member of the senior management team, reporting only to the Director of International Programmes. At the request of the Director the individual will be delegated to lead on special change management projects/programmes/ initiatives and lead on high-risk incidents which may result in travelling abroad at short notice. They will coordinate critical issues and find essential information that are important for the Director so that the division achieves its goals and objectives. The postholder will be expected to show leadership by stepping into a range of senior roles when requested to by the Director of International Programmes.

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 40 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 affected by poverty, conflict and natural disasters.

The successful candidate must have or be:

• Work experience and proven track record of working with an International NGO as a senior manager. 

• Degree or equivalent in social economics / development studies / social sciences.

• Demonstrated knowledge of complex data analysis and performance/operation metrics.

• Demonstrated experience of effective representation at senior level.

• Substantial experience and knowledge of effective budgetary control and grant management at regional level. 

• Demonstrate experience of writing quality pieces of work that are usable by non-specialists.

• Knowledge and experience of managing a crisis requiring sudden and major change in priorities and rapid management action to respond. This includes risk management approaches.

• Demonstrated knowledge of complex data analysis and performance/operation metrics.

• Knowledge and experience of working successfully with and leading senior managers to deliver major change projects.

• Knowledge and understanding of key trends in international development, and of the evolving role of international NGOs.

• Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.

• Able to travel at short notice.

• Ability to work under pressure and to short deadlines.

• Ability to bring teams together and build rapport quickly.

For more information, please click on the Documents tab above to view the full Job Description.

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.

For more information on the excellent company benefits we offer our employees, please visit our website.

PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place on 15/04/2024.

Pre-employment Checks:

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

  • screening clearance
  • proof of eligibility to live and work within the UK
  • receipt of satisfactory references

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.

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.

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

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Posted on: 27 February 2024
Closing date: 17 March 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: SPE/0224
Tags: Intl Development,Management

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