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Trainee Regional Desk Officer

Company: Islamic Relief Worldwide    Location: Birmingham B5

Closing date: 28th February 2018

Contract: One Year, Fixed Term

Ref: TRDO/IPD/0218

Salary : £23,000 per annum

Location: Birmingham, UK

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is currently recruiting for the position of a Trainee Regional Desk Officer, who will provide support to the regional desk in delivery of effective programmes according to the Country Programme and Regional Strategies. This responsibility will provide extensive opportunity for travel to IRW Country Offices. The role will assist programmes development and implementation which may involve appraising project proposals submitted by country offices to ensure that they have clear sense of purpose and direction. The role will also require the post holder to assist in budget planning and preparation in line with project proposal and assessments undertaken. S/he, additionally, will provide assistance in reporting, analysis, innovative thinking and problem-solving.

It is essential that the successful candidate has a graduate degree or equivalent experience in development/humanitarian areas. This should be combined with proven track record of working in a similar role with an International NGO or the successful completion of a trainee programme for this role. The post holder should have good interpersonal skills including the ability to listen, sensitivity to others views and perspectives, and conflict resolution. Accompanied by experience of distance management, the successful candidate must be able to work with the most vulnerable groups including women and children. S/he should also have a good team work skills with the ability to work with different and sometime conflicting agendas.

Please note that all successful candidates will be subject to screening.

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

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.

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.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer.

Only applications from those who already have the right to live and work within the UK will be considered.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: £23,000.00 /year