Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 37 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.
IRW is currently recruiting for the position of ‘Project Coordinator for Gender Justice Declaration’ to join its dynamic External Relations & Advocacy Division. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Global Advocacy department as we scale up our advocacy work on gender justice through the Gender Justice Declaration. The Islamic Gender Justice Declaration (IGJD) sets out our commitment to achieving gender justice for all through a combination of action for change in the communities we serve and advocacy at local, national and international levels.
The successful candidate must have or be:
- A graduate degree or equivalent
- Demonstrated experience of leading high-quality programme coordination and management process(es)
- Substantial experience project coordination
- Experience in managing/ coordinating multi-stakeholder programmes
- Experience of writing and of communicating learning effectively, both internally and externally
- Knowledge of current sector trends in relation to gender
- Experience and working knowledge of issues in humanitarian settings
- Knowledge and experience of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams, along with solid experience of working with email, spreadsheets and presentation creation software
- Willingness and ability to travel abroad (up to 25%)
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.
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PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place on or around 02/08/2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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