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Senior Trust Fund Management Specialist


  • Organization: IsDB - Islamic Development Bank
  • Location: Jeddah
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: Closed

IDB3083 - Senior Trust Fund Management Specialist

Business Unit: Operations Complex
Division: Al-Aqsa & Palestine Funds
Department: Special & Trust Funds
Contract type: Regular Staff
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
Closing date: 22-Jul-2023

Job Purpose:

 To plan, review, assess, manage and coordinate approved Trust Funds Projects; work closely with donors, beneficiaries and other internal/external stakeholders to successfully implement identified projects; facilitate faster approval and implementation of emergency projects.

Key Accountabilities:

Strategic & Operational Planning:

• Provide support in developing AlAqsa (Palestine Trust Funds) strategies, policies, procedures and programs

• Contribute effectively to the development of the PTF Strategic Framework, and operational KPIs linked to PTF strategy.

• Contribute in the development and implementation of PTF policies, procedures and guidelines.

• Provide necessary assistance in the preparation of annual administrative budget for programs and activities identified to be financed by each Trust Fund.


Project Management and Implementation:

• Assess new projects proposals and determine whether such projects are suitable for funding as per trust funds guidelines, Aqsa Fund and IsDB’s guidelines, vision, mission and objectives.

• Manage the on-going projects to ensure that the work progress is following the agreed plan and the signed contract.

• Follow up with the concerned team internally for timely disbursements of funds. • Provide necessary guidance on planning, implementation, reporting and closure.

• Assess various contracts, MOUs and other legal documents prepared during the project life cycle in coordination with other departments.

• Improve projects portfolio management process, with the aim of maximizing value and successful implementation.

• Provide advice and technical expertise on the design and implementation process of trust funds.


Project Communication and Coordination:

• Prepare periodic progress reports on projects performance to donors and Aqsa Fund management committee

• Follow up on projects performance by travelling to sensitive areas like West Bank and Gaza as and when required. and conducting Virtual Field visits when not possible to travel.

• Supervise support staff and consultants in the field for timely and effective completion of projects.

• Identify the right tools, techniques, technologies and methodologies required for monitoring a running project.

• Ensure involvement of all necessary stakeholders in the assessment process of new projects.

• Represent IsDB at regional and international conferences, seminars, and workshops on development programs. 


Emergency Response:

• Perform detailed analysis of an emergency request and ensure proper coordination with possible partners in emergency situations.

• Prepare detailed proposal memo for handling the emergency request.

• Assess the received proposals from implementation vendors for identifying the right partner for emergency projects.

• Track the progress of emergency operations, review and assess the submitted progress reports. 


Knowledge Sharing & Innovation:

• Provide expertise and guidance to less experienced staff trust funds management techniques.

• Disseminate knowledge and technical information where and when needed.

• Prepare and present regular progress reports to keep the PTF seniors fully abreast of the latest developments in the business.

Education, Experience & Certification:

Academic and professional qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree preferably in Engineering or any related Field /

• Minimum 8 years of relevant experience, of which minimum of 4 years in a development sector.

• Demonstrated experience in managing development and relief programs/operations especially in areas impacted by conflict. 

Skills & Necessary Knowledge:

• Demonstrated knowledge of the economic and social challenges in Palestine.

• good relationship with different stakeholders in Palestine.

• Experience and knowledge of project fundraising and partnership with focus on trust funds and developmental endowments.

• Analytics on performance of funds and reports.

• Sound knowledge of operations including project cycle and project approval process of multilateral development banks.

• Ability to work in multi-cultural environment.

• Ability to present ideas and mobilize support around them.

• Ability to travel to the Palestinian territories on a frequent basis.

• Excellent computer skills with expertise on MS Office & SAP.

• Sound knowledge of banking activities, standards and procedures.

• Passion for Excellence.

• Problem Solving.

• Stakeholder Management.

• Strategic Planning.

• Country Portfolio Assessment.

• Economic Analysis and Assessment Fund Management.

• Fund Mobilization.

• Business Process Knowledge.

• Development Effectiveness. 


  • English ( Mandatory )
  • Arabic ( Mandatory )
  • French ( Preferred ) 
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