Head of Program

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Islamic Relief
Closing date: 8 Jun 2021

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 36 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for those effected by poverty, conflicts and natural disasters.

Islamic Relief South Sudan Office is currently recruiting for the position of Head of Program (HOP). The HOP will be responsible for development, design, and management/monitoring of the country programmes and for ensuring the Islamic Relief South Sudan programme responds to current humanitarian and development trends in the country. The HOP will report to the Country Director (CD) and will be a member of the Country Management Team.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Experience of working with various international NGOs in developing countries.
  • An in depth understanding of national and international development issues in relation to community development.
  • Experience of developing proposal for a variety of donors
  • Experience of successfully fundraising and dealing with EC, ECHO, UN, and DFID
  • Experience of developing links with INGOs, Government agencies, Institutional donors, and other stakeholders
  • Experience of and commitment to participatory management and maintaining a supportive, open environment to ensure the learning and development of all staff.
  • Familiarity with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sphere standards, Do no harm policy, Red Cross/ Red Crescent Code of Conduct, CHS, Humanitarian Accountability Programme etc

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 apply by completing our online application form.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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 behavior 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.

Islamic Relief Worldwide expects its employees to follow the standard set around use of personal social media policy.

By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Note: This is a re-advert and Previous Applicants needs not to apply

Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief:

(Sincerity, Excellence, Compassion, Social Justice and Custodianship)

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

How to apply:

Interested candidates may visit https://www.islamic-relief.org/work-with-us/ for further details and apply.



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