Islamic Relief Worldwide Regional Desk Officer Jobs in Kenya

Islamic Relief Worldwide Regional Desk Officer Jobs in Kenya

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Job description

  • Reporting to the Regional Desk Coordinator (or Regional Director), the Regional Desk Officer will support the RDC/Regional Director to ensure that country programmes are implemented and reported on in a timely and of a qualitative manner according to the Country and Regional Programme Strategies and that the projects are well represented internally and externally.

  • Any issues relating to line management and strategic issues will be referred to the Regional Director.

  • The Regional Desk Officer is accountable to fulfil his/her roles and responsibilities in line with Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) code of conduct, values and principles.


    The role is responsible for

    • Supporting country offices in appraising documents, securing funding for, monitoring and reporting to donors on country programmes and projects.

    • Supporting in setting of budgets and monitoring expenditure

    • Ensuring that all information related to country programmes are organised and accessible

    • Keep an up to-date overview of operational matters in respective countries

    • Appraise project proposals submitted by field offices to ensure that they have clear sense of purpose and direction and to report any major deviations to the line manager.

    • Ensure that the quality of proposals and budgets consider value for money which fit into the overall country and regional strategy.

    • Assist field offices in producing high-quality project proposals for funding from both IRW and institutional donors in accordance to country context.

    • Support field offices in securing funding from institutions and IR Partners on behalf of the country programme where necessary

    Planning and Budgetting

    • Participate in the development of country, regional and global strategy and in policy development based on IR experience in respective Country.

    • Assist the CD, Programme Managers and Head of Programmes to draw up and annual action plans and business plans, and monitor implementation of these plans

    • Ensure that the country offices submit project, quarterly, annual and external audit reports on time.

    • Work with finance staff in the development of project and country budgets

    • Work closely with Finance Department to issue pin-codes for new projects, review budgets and provide timely feedback to Finance Managers, and follow up fund transfer requests


    • A graduate degree in the field of development studies, economics, disaster management

    • An in-depth understanding of international development issues

    • Proven experience in development/humanitarian areas

    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

    • Proven track record of working in a similar role with an International NGO

    • Proven track record of field work experience with INGOs in developing countries in rehabilitation; development and emergency contexts, preferably in a country of the targeted region

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

    • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of programmes; use of quantitative and qualitative research data collection in support of programme development.

    • Proven experience and knowledge of effective budgetary control and grant management.

    • Strong and well developed analytical skills coupled with experience of writing quality proposals and reports

    • Experience of remote management

    How to Apply

  • Please apply in confidence with your certificates/degrees and trainings that you may have received in the recent past.

  • Contact details of the two Referees from the most recent employments.

  • Up to date CV Motivational letter to;

  • Clearly mention the job title in the subject line and also mention where you have seen the job advert such as Relief web.

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