Head of Mission – Philippines


Closing date: 2nd December 2016

Contract: One Year Fixed Term(Renewable)

Ref: HOM-P/IPD-As/1116

Location: Mindanao, Philippines (with Frequent Travel)

Salary: £31,416 per annum + benefits package

We are currently recruiting a Head of Mission to be based in the Philippines, to lead and manage IRW operations consisting presently of reconstruction and development projects of over GBP 4 million. The Head of Mission will be responsible for the Country Programme development, management, monitoring of operation and Country Strategy development, supervision of expatriate and national staff, as well as office and management procedures. As part of the program development, the successful candidate is expected to examine the funding situation and solicit funding for programmes. He/she will also be accountable to ensure all aspects of programs are implemented in accordance with grant agreements, budgets and schedule in addition to overseeing all aspects of IRW’s presence. In addition, s(h)e will be overseeing the reporting to the International Office in Birmingham and donors.

It is essential that the successful candidate has a post graduate Degree in Development, International Relations or any related field with considerable overseas experience preferably with an INGO managing humanitarian operations. S(H)e will also need to have experience in budgeting, balance-sheet management, designing and implementing projects, plus strong previous experience and skills in leadership and networking. The job holder should have previous knowledge and experience of fundraising from and dealing with institutional donors (such as USAID, EC, ECHO, DFID or UN agencies). The candidate should have an excellent working knowledge of written and spoken English. The knowledge of the local language is also desirable.

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.

*National candidates can apply but will only receive the salary not benefits.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer.

If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and beliefs, please apply by downloading the application pack from our website www.islamic-relief.org and forward the completed form to recruitment@irworldwide.org on or before the closing date.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Islamic Relief
  • Location: Manila
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Disaster Management
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-02

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