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Programme Officer

Responsible to:            Head of International Development 

Status:                           Full-time

Salary:                           Negotiable

Location:                       Birmingham

Deadline for Applications: 6pm Friday 26 November 2021

Islamic Help is a UK-based international relief and development organisation that has developed rapidly since being established in 2003. Our programmes aim to help and empower disadvantaged communities in the UK and abroad; some of the key areas we work in are emergency response, WASH, education, livelihoods and environmental conservation.

 We are currently seeking a Programme Officer for our International Development Department. The role is full-time and based at our headquarters in Birmingham.

The Role

 The Programme Officer will provide comprehensive administrative support service to the Head of International Development.

 Key Responsibilities

1.       To develop, maintain and review administrative systems to achieve maximum efficiency across the department.

2.       To produce professional documents to the required standard through the use of ICT to gather and present data.

3.       To prepare and present documents from a number of sources.

4.       To store, retrieve and supply information.

5.       To ensure the department keeps accurate records and that all relevant information is promptly entered on file and the admin database. 

6.       To provide administration and programme support to the International Development Department as and when necessary. 

7.       To ensure all projects operate seamlessly and efficiently by monitoring and evaluation of projects.

8.       To assist with budget reports and management.

9.       To assist the finance department in the updating of field office budgets and theme budgets.

10.   To work collaboratively with all internal teams, departments and donors and external agencies. 

11.   To ensure the consistent application of Islamic Help standards and policies as they apply to the conduct of this role.

12.   Any other duties that are commensurate with the accountabilities of the post 

SPECIFICATIONS

Essential

EXPERIENCE

·       Experience of working within International Development Sector for at least one year as an employee

·       Experience of maintaining office administration and recording keeping systems

·       Experience of maintaining and managing own workload, and ensuring the department is up-to-date with all deadlines

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

·         Good written and verbal communication skills in English

·         IT literate with knowledge of Microsoft applications, and ability to learn to use new programmes

·         Knowledge of office systems and practices

·         Some knowledge of international programmes

ABILITY

·         Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders

·         To work on own initiative

·         To work under pressure to tight deadlines and adapt to change

COMMITMENT

Commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity.

Desirable

·         Knowledge or experience of NGOs

·         Written or verbal communication in French, Arabic and Urdu as the role involves communicating with field offices

·         Positive approach to problem solving.

How to Apply

Closing date for applications: 6pm Friday 26 November 2021 

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements for

the post, by email or post. 

E-mail: [email protected]

Address: Islamic Help, 19-21 Ombersley Road, Birmingham, B12 8UR

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

You must have proof that you have the right to work in the UK.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, faith or disability.

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