Humanitarian Programme Manager

Islamic Relief is a faith-inspired humanitarian aid and development agency working to save and transform the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. We work in over 40 countries, assist people of all faiths and none according to need and do not discriminate in any way. Our proximity means we can often respond swiftly to emergencies and work in areas that other organisations cannot access.

We are the only UK-based Muslim faith-inspired charity to have been certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), which is designed to ensure that charities best meet the needs of the communities they serve.

Islamic Relief is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), we have Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council, and we are a signatory to the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Our international Programme division is currently recruiting for the position of a Humanitarian Programme Manager. The Humanitarian Programme Manager would be responsibile to provide technical and operational support during provision of emergency assistance in the event of any disasters/conflicts in Afghanistan transitioning towards Sustainable Development and stability/social cohesion with particular emphasis to promote triple nexus.

The Successful candidate must have or be;

  • Postgraduate degree in Development Studies/ Social Sciences
  • Substantial experience in management role to lead humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery programs in INGOs/UN in highly complex environments.
  • Demonstrated experience of working in complex and conflict emergencies and leading large and diverse teams.
  • An Excellent understanding of the emergency preparedness and response and experience of leading large and complex emergencies.
  • Experience of working for international organizations in leading large and complex emergencies.
  • Understanding and experience of emergency preparedness, and response using triple nexus approach.
  • Knowledge and application of Sphere Standards, Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and other guiding principles during interaction with Disaster affected communities.
  • A strong experience of programme operations, i.e., logistics, HR and adherence to internal controls in emergency programming.

How to apply

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 visit and apply by completing our online application form. Afghan Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place on Last week of December 2023.

Pre-employment Checks:

Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:

  • screening clearance
  • receipt of satisfactory references

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

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