Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities.
IR started operations in Kenya in 1993 on one to one orphans sponsorship programme through a local CBO in Mandera District, Northern Kenya. It opened its fully fledged office in March in 2006 at the height of drought in the Horn of Africa. Since then IR has been providing humanitarian and development assistance to vulnerable communities.
Building sustainable livelihoods represents one of the broad based programmes adopted by Islamic Relief in its institutional strategic plan. The programme focuses on poor and primarily rural communities with the aim of strengthening their access to resources in order to improve food security and income generation.
This post requires someone with experience working in or with community based enterprises and the ability to understand the constraints of early stage businesses. We are looking for someone who has strong written communication skills and financial analysis expertise, with the ability to produce excellent reports for donors.
The successful candidate will need to understand and take on Islamic Relief’s values and commitment to pastoral communities’ economic empowerment. Lastly they will need to show strong self-awareness, inter-personal skills, and self-motivation, with the ability to deliver results and work well under pressure and to be flexible in demanding situations.
The Project Officer will take overall responsibility for implementation of the EU project in Mandera in line with IRK’s strategic aims and donor guidelines and will work in close collaboration with project partners and stakeholders.
Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications and experience.
Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts. The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line. Send your application to Hr.firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 11th July, 2018.
Please note that this is an urgent recruitment shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis