Islamic Relief Head of Programme Jobs in Malawi

Islamic Relief Head of Programme Jobs in Malawi


  • 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.

  • Islamic Relief Worldwide is currently recruiting for the position of ‘Head of Programme Malawi' on a 24 month fixed-term contract to join its dynamic International Programmes Division. The Head of Programme would be responsible:

  • To provide strategic leadership and expertise to the programme in Malawi.

  • To ensure the programme meets Islamic Relief Quality Standards.

  • To provide timely and high quality proposals and reports to donors.

  • To ensure the development and utilization of best practice for technical interventions.

  • To network with, and represent Islamic Relief to partners (government authorities, donors, INGOs, local NGOs, CBOs etc).

    The successful candidate must have or be:

  • Experience of working with various International NGOs in developing countries.

  • An in depth understanding of national and international development issues in particular in relation to community development.

  • Experience of developing proposals for a variety of donors, experience of successfully fundraising and dealing with ECHO, UN, SIDA and DFID

  • Experience of developing links with INGOs, Government agencies, Institutional donors and other stakeholders

  • Experience of and
    commitment to participatory management and maintaining a supportive, open environment to ensure the learning and development of all staff.

  • Experience of managing and mentoring local and international staff.

  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to listen, sensitivity to other peoples’ views and perspectives, and conflict resolution.

  • Strategic leadership skills, Good organisational skills and a practical knowledge of support service management.

  • The capacity to develop and maintain an understanding of and be sympathetic to the social, cultural and political context of the post.

  • Ability to represent, liaise and negotiate at different levels (national, provincial and local).

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Knowledge/familiarity/expertise in programme areas: e.g. Emergency Response, Community Development, Microfinance, Food Security/Nutrition ,Water and Sanitation, etc.

  • An ability to work under pressure with limited support.

  • Knowledge/familiarity with country/region.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Islamic Relief Head of Programme Jobs in Malawi


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