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Head of Programmes – Iraq

Erbil | Baghdad

Contract: One Year Fixed Term

Location: Erbil, Iraq

Salary: £28,112 per annum + Additional Benefits (Expat)

Competitive Salary for National candidates*****

Ref: HoP-I/IPD-MEEE/0316**

We are currently recruiting for a Head of Programmes with frequent travel to field offices across the country. The candidate will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and expertise to the Programme and ensure it meets Islamic Relief Quality Standards. The post holder will provide timely and high quality proposals and reports to donors, as well as to ensure the development and utilisation of best practice. The Head of Programmes will also build relationships with donors, other INGOs, government authorities and local NGOs. He(she) will manage a team of senior Managers and Technical staff.

The successful candidate must have substantial experience of working with INGOs in developing countries, with a background of successful fundraising and dealing with EC, ECHO, UN SIDA and DFID, plus in-depth understanding of community development. A Degree qualification in Project Management, social science, international develop Public Health or proven experience is essential. Familiarity of the Millennium Development Goals, Sphere Standards and Codes of Conduct would be an advantage. Excellent English, written and spoken is essential. Knowledge of a foreign language (Arabic) and local language is desirable.

*National candidates are encouraged to apply but will have a competitive salary package.

Closing date: 13th April 2016

Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct. We will carry out screening checks and will take out references on your behalf if you are selected.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the principles of Islamic Relief

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No CVs.

Islamic Relief operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

If you are reliable, service minded, discreet, dedicated and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and beliefs, please apply by downloading the application pack from our website and forward the completed form to on or before the closing date.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Islamic Relief
  • Location: Erbil | Baghdad
  • Grade: N/A - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2016-04-13

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