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International Programs Officer

International Programs Officer

Sydney | International Aid NGO | One Year Maternity Contract Full Time
Who are we?
Islamic Relief Australia works within the Islamic Relief federation to deliver high quality aid and development projects in line with our aims of alleviating suffering and ending poverty and inequality for all people around the world.

We are a non-proselytising, non-sectarian faith based NGO. Our Islamic values of compassion, excellence, social justice, custodianship and sincerity inspires the work we do and informs our organisational culture.

We are a small, dynamic team based in Auburn, Western Sydney with a fundraising and awareness-raising focus. We are proud to be an Australian NGO, and work to uphold the ACFID Code of Conduct and work within DFAT compliance requirements.

We are proud to be a child-safe organisation, and require all staff to oblige by our Child Protection Code of Conduct.

Who are you?
You are a self-motivated individual who has proven experience in all stages of the project management cycle within the international aid and development sector.

You understand and agree with our Islamic values and have an awareness and knowledge of the Islamic faith and practice. You agree with our mission and our vision. You will be proud to represent Islamic Relief within the Australian aid sector.

You are a strong communicator, who is willing to work closely within a highly diverse team based in Australia and with partners around the world.

You are conscientious in record keeping and have knowledge of and experience in applying best practice in aid and development project management.


The Role
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    A One year maternity leave contract.

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    Working with Islamic Relief Head Office to identify project proposals that are in linewith IRAUS’ strategy and fundraising aims.

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    Appraising project proposals and budget notes to ensure they are of a high standardfor funding.

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    Working with departments within IRAUS to manage the project funding process

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    Maintaining records of all projects funded by IRAUS.

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    Conducting participatory monitoring and evaluation on projects in multiple countriesand preparing subsequent reports with conclusions and recommendations.

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    Working closely with Communications and Fundraising staff to provide them withaccurate and good quality information about projects, regions, themes and issues forpublic dissemination.

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    Attending and contributing to meetings and working groups on behalf of IRAUS withinthe Australian aid sector and within the Islamic Relief.

The Successful Candidate must have (Selection Criteria):
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    A degree in international studies, international development or a related field.

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    Two years’ prior experience in a similar role, in Australia or in the field.

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    Experience in writing or appraising project proposals and budgets.

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    Experience in planning and conducting project monitoring and evaluation andreport writing, including participatory approaches to monitoring and evaluation.

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    Awareness of the ACFID Code of Conduct and DFAT compliance requirements.

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    Ability to travel overseas to developing countries.

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    Awareness of Australian legislation and sector practice in regards to ChildProtection, Counter Terrorism.

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    An awareness of Islamic values and a willingness to work within an Islamic faithinformed environment

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    Candidates who have previously worked on projects within the ANCP program will be considered favourably.

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    Excellent computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office



Islamic Relief (IR) 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.

Please note, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in Australia. (For this position Candidates must also be able to travel overseas to developing countries)
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to hr@islamic-relief.com.au.
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Closing Date:

Sunday 2 October 2016