‘Faith inspired action’:
Islamic Relief is an international aid agency that has served humanity for over 30 years by striving to make the world a better, fairer place. We remain guided by the timeless values and teachings of the Qur’an and prophetic example. As such, you don’t need to be a Muslim to work for us, but you will need to show a commitment to our faith-inspired values – sincerity, excellence, compassion, social justice and custodianship.
Islamic Relief was established in Birmingham, UK, in 1984. We employ more than 2,000 staff across 40 offices around the world and we have no greater priority than ensuring that our work has the greatest positive impact on the people we serve. And, in doing so, we put our faith into action to bring about real social change.
Our projects work to help vulnerable communities meet the big challenges in their lives. We do this by taking an integrated approach to development; looking at the wider context and causes of their needs and promoting sustainable, environment-friendly outcomes. We are also determined to empower marginalized people with a strong voice that argues powerfully for the change they need to transform their lives.
Right across the Islamic Relief global family, our 2011-2015 Strategy focuses our resources, planning and programming on achieving these important aims.
In doing so, we work in partnership with those that share our vision of a world in which empowered and socially responsible communities respond as one to the suffering of others. 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.
If you like what you have read so far and if you are committed to serving the millions trapped in poverty and suffering, then please apply for any appropriate vacancy below. We look forward to hearing from you.
IMPORTANT: 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.
Shop Assistant - Nottingham
30 March 2014
TIC International Ltd is the trading subsidiary company of Islamic Relief Worldwide. Islamic Relief is an international relief and development charity which envisages a caring world where people unite to respond to the suffering of others, empowering them to fulfil their potential. We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and customer focused shop assistant to join us at our Islamic Relief charity shop opening soon in Nottingham (Sneinton Dale St).
Programme Funding Coordinator
09 March 2014
We currently have a vacancy for the post of Programme Funding Coordinator within our expanding Partner and Institutions department to lead on the proposal development in collaboration with relevant regional desks and field country programme teams reviewing the concept notes and proposals (including budget, log frame) to ensure the quality and compliance with the institutional donor guidelines. The post holder will also provide training to field staff to ensure that donor guidelines are adhered to and followed in the later phases of the project cycle. The candidate will need to plan and implement donor relationship strategies and proactively link up with donors such as DFID, ECHO, EC, SIDA, UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP and CIDA to pre-position the organisation for accessing funding.
Global Corporate Partnerships Manager
07 March 2014
We currently have a vacancy for a new post of Global Corporate Partnership Manager who will provide leadership and direction in the raising of funds for the work of IRW from the global corporate sector. The post will specifically focus on the developing and personally lead on a new business programme that grows income from these corporate sources.
Regional Advisor – WASH
09 March 2014
We are currently recruiting for a Regional Advisor – WASH based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia and within Kenya. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring effective design and coordination of all WASH programmes in our offices in Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan. S/he will lead the WASH sector of IRW in East Africa. S/he will develop sectoral policies, guidelines, initiate and/or review proposals, document Islamic Relief’s experience, best practices and contribute to strategic planning and wash policy making at National, Regional and Global levels.
Country Director – Albania
07 March 2014
We are currently recruiting for a Country Director based in Albania.
The Country Director will undertake overall responsibility for managing IRW’s
interventions in the country to the Country Programmes and Regional Strategies,
outlining resource requirements of the programme, and periodically reassessing
the programme to meet its short & long term needs. The core responsibility
of the job will be to strengthen IRW’s visibility and to ensure that all
programme activities are implemented, monitored and evaluated in a timely
manner and in line with IRW’s strategic parameters.
Senior Policy Advisor – Gender
16 March 2014
We are currently looking for a Senior Policy Advisor – Gender to ensure Islamic Relief maintains and develops its gender policy and strategic planning to ensure our operation and programmes empower women and girls, address their rights and support family life and sustainable communities. S/he will ensure engagement at policy level on these issues with leading international and national institutions and stakeholders, and mobilisation at community level both in the North and South utilising where appropriate faith based values and teaching. S/he will lead on our research into gender and poverty.
30 March 2014
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Retail Shop
Manager at our new Islamic Relief Charity Shop opening soon in
Nottingham (Sneinton Dale St).
WFP Partnership Manager
23 March 2014
We currently have a vacancy for the post of a WFP Partnership Manager within our expanding Partner and Institutions department to ensure that the partnership with WFP is further strengthened with high quality programme implementation and effective engagement with WFP. To provide support to Field Offices in delivering effective programmes according to the Country Programme and Regional Strategies and raising the profile through quality work and greater accountability to donors and stakeholders.
Head of Programmes – Iraq
24 March 2014
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.
Chief Operating Officer
06 April 2014
We are currently looking for a Chief Operating Officer based in Birmingham. The Chief Operating Officer acts as the deputy to the CEO and provides leadership, inspiration and direction to enable IRW to fulfil its vision, mission, global strategy and yearly objectives. The Chief Operating Officer ensures that strategic decisions are implemented as directed by the Board of Trustees and the CEO. The role provides strategic business support to the Chief Executive Officer and coordinates the operational management of IRW, with a global-remit.
Country Director – Lebanon
30 March 2014
We are currently recruiting for a
Country Director based in Lebanon. The Country Director will undertake overall
responsibility for managing IRW’s interventions in the country to the Country
Programmes and Regional Strategies, outlining resource requirements of the
programme, and periodically reassessing the programme to meet its short &
long term needs. The core responsibility of the job will be to strengthen IRW’s
visibility and to ensure that all programme activities are implemented,
monitored and evaluated in a timely manner and in line with IRW’s strategic
Interested applicants may download the forms below:
Guidelines for Applicants