Partnerships Manager

Islamic Aid
London, UK
Full time Staff

About Islamic Aid

Islamic Aid is a dynamic charity looking increasingly to professionalise its ways of working and ensure the best service to our donors. The grants made so far has been focused on immediate relief on the request of vulnerable groups to provide education, health care and improving livelihoods. Islamic Aid is now looking to recruit a number of people to establish a team. The partnerships manager is the first position to be recruited for, this role is part of a broader recruitment over time.

The Role

For this role we are looking for someone with a good knowledge of international development, able to work across development sectors and countries. You will be a strong networker able to develop relationships and influence both partners and donors to maximise the effectiveness of Islamic Aid grants. Their current grantees include organisations working in countries impacted by conflict.  An understanding of the particular requirements of funding in difficult circumstances will be key. 

Alongside this we are looking for someone with a knowledge of Islamic giving and funding or a willingness to quickly learn.

Person Specification

  • Knowledge of programmes/development models and demonstrable record in international development, preferably with experience of evaluation and/or programme development.
  • Experience in budgeting, financial management and monitoring.
  • A forward-thinker with creative vision and a desire to work as part of a small team to help Islamic Aid flourish.
  • Basic knowledge of Religious Giving practices and funding (or a willingness to learn).
  • A good networker able to develop and maintain a wide range of relationships, with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Dynamic, open minded, culturally sensitive and able to engage with remote teams.
  • A self starter - able to work independently and able to efficiently meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Able to travel for up to 2 months a year.
  • Experience working in politically volatile countries and conflict areas is desirable.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Have a right to live and work in the UK.
  • Educated to degree level.

 To find out more and apply, please visit the Oxford HR website and download the candidate pack.

Closing date: 
1st January 2019