B5, Birmingham
£34,920 per year
Permanent, 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, 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 'Regional Desk Coordinator MENA-EE' for the Middle East, North Africa and East Europe (MENA-EE) who will provide support to allocated country offices in delivery effective programmes according to the Country Programme and Regional Strategies and raising the profile amongst donors and potential funders. The post holder will keep an up to-dated overview of operational matters in the Region, with knowledge of IRW activities in Country Offices.


The successful candidate must have or be:


  • A graduate degree or equivalent experience in development/humanitarian areas
  • Experience of distance management
  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to listen, sensitivity to others’ views and perspectives, and conflict resolution.
  • Proven track record of working in a similar role with an International NGO
  • Strong and well developed analytical skills coupled with experience of writing quality proposals and reports
  • Written and spoken command of regional languages
  • Willing to travel at very short notice



Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who are sympathetic to the IR values of; SincerityExcellence, CompassionSocial Justice and Custodianship together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct. If you would like to be a part of an organisation striving to make a difference in the world and are looking for a meaningful career, we will be glad to hear from you.



Please Note: Interviews are expected to take place at the Mid-February, 2021Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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.


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

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Posted on: 18 January 2021
Closed date: 07 February 2021
Job ref: RDCMB/0121
Tags: Intl Development

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