Country Director – Niger at Islamic Relief Worldwide

Regional MEAL Officer at Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 38 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.

IRW is currently recruiting for the position of ‘Country Director Niger’ to join its International Programme division based out of its offices in Niger. The Country Director will;

  1. Lead the development of all IR Niger Strategies such as Strategic Plan, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Preparedness
  2. Be responsible for the efficient and effective utilization of all IRW resources
  3. Represent Islamic Relief at all levels in country
  4. Strengthen IR’s relations with the wider humanitarian and development community to consolidate and develop the visibility and image of the organisation
  5. Deliver effective programmes according to the Country Programme and Regional Strategies
  6. Facilitate professional and systematic communication and cooperation between the different parts of the IR family to ensure maximum impact of the organisation’s work
  7. Lead, manage and develop staff in order to ensure that the country office is capable of fully achieving its agreed targets
  8. Risk Manage and ensure compliance and quality improvement of the country programme

The successful candidate must have:

  • Working experience as a Country Director, or a senior management role with an International NGO
  • Proven track record of working with INGOs in developing countries in rehabilitation; development or emergency contexts
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of effective budgetary control and grant management
  • Knowledge and experience of fundraising from and dealing with EC, ECHO, UN and DFID
  • Experience of and commitment to participatory management and maintaining a supportive, open environment to ensure the learning and development of all staff.
  • An in depth understanding of international development issues
  • Community Development, Social Protection, Food Security, Urban Poverty, etc
  • An in-depth knowledge about ICRC Code of Conduct, IHL, SPHERE, CHS and other similar standards that impact the humanitarian work of INGOs such as Islamic Relief
  • Experience of managing and mentoring local and international staff
  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to listen, sensitivity to others views and perspectives, and conflict resolution.
  • Proven experience in overseeing programmes; understanding of quantitative and qualitative data in support of programme development

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.


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  • Job City Niamey
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