B5, Birmingham
£34,920 per annum For UK based Candidates / £27,936 per annum / European based Candidates (Pay review pending)
Temporary, Subject to contract Contract, Full-time
Job description

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 affected by poverty, conflicts and natural disasters.


Islamic Relief Worldwide is currently recruiting for the position of ‘Programme Manager – Joint Initiative for Strategic Religious Action, (JISRA)’ to join the International Programmes Division. The post holder will lead and manage a five-year programme funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DoMFA) on Freedom of Religion and Belief (FoRB) in Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, and Indonesia More specifically JISRA addresses three pathways around building intra and inter-faith understanding of pluralism and the rights of religious minorities or non-adherents, and thirdly advocacy in enabling a conducive environment for FoRB.



The successful candidate must have or be:


  • A graduate degree or Masters’ Degree or in-depth experience in relevant field required (e.g. International Relations, International Development, Peace and Conflict Studies or equivalent experience in development/humanitarian areas)
  • An in-depth understanding of international development issues
  • Demonstrable, extensive experience of managing and implementing multi-country funded project
  • Understanding of conflict prevention and peacebuilding demonstrated through management of projects
  • Track record of working in a similar role with an International NGO
  • Empathy towards, and some understanding of, the contribution faith communities can make towards protecting minorities and promoting peace


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.


PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place on 29th December, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Pre-employment Checks:  


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


  • screening clearance
  • 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

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Islamic Relief Worldwide

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation with a presence in over 40 countries around the globe. We ... Read more

Refreshed on: 13 December 2020
Closed date: 29 December 2020
Job ref: PMJ/1120
Tags: Intl Development

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