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Islamic Relief Employment Opportunities

Established in 1984 in the UK, Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities. We aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender and implement our work within the following sectors:

Education and Vocational Training, Emergency & Relief, Water and sanitation, Income Generation, Health and Nutrition, Orphans Support, Ramadan and Qurbani, Disaster Preparedness

Job Title: Human Resource and Admin Officer

Base Location: Hargeisa, Somalia

Reporting To: HR Coordinator

Job Objective

The candidate is expected to provide effective human resource and administration services at Islamic Relief Hargeisa Office as part of the project management team. He/She will also be responsible to implement all HR and Admin policies of IR Somalia office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the HR and Admin Coordinator of IRS to implement all HR and Admin related policies and procedures
  • To lead local recruitment and selection of new staff
  • Coordinate induction and orientation for new newly staff
  • Provide effective supervision to the drivers and office cleaners
  • Keep abreast with and provide updated information to the national staff on IRS Country rules, regulations, policies, HR procedures
  • Assist in monitoring and maintaining leave schedules, through effective leave planning and administration
  • Ensure maintenance and update of HR database for each staff both manually and electronically
  • Assist in drafting and reviewing employee job description, providing input to job classification process, managing the posting of and tracking status of local vacancy announcements and placement
  • Developing effective performance management system within Hargeisa office
  • Procure project supplies, office equipment and supplies whilst ensuring adherence to Standard Operating Procedure on procurements as per IR and donor requirement
  • Manage travel and logistics for field support staff including Visa and travel document application/arrangements and flight booking where required
  • Ensure maintaining effective office administration and management
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the HR and Admin Coordinator

    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Competences:

  • Relevant qualification in Human Resources Management/Administration
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in HR and Administration field
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in developing and implementing HR and Administration policies and procedures with the NGO sector
  • Experience in the humanitarian sector is an asset
  • Has the ability to understand human behaviour and evaluate their performance indivually and in groups
  • Have basic knowledge of training design and its methodology
  • Can motivate and direct other people in the work and have the ability to identify the best performers
  • Good team player
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic environment

    How to apply

    If you think you are the candidate we are looking for, please send your updated CV and letter of motivation with three references to hrs [at] islamic-relief.or.ke or islamicreliefhr [at] gmail.com by 6th February 2012. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


    Job Title: General Food Distribution Supervisor (Local Position)

    Base Location: Puntland and Hargesia, Somalia

    Reporting To: Food Security Officer

    Job Objective

    The General food distribution Supervisor has overall responsibility for the effective distribution of food aid in Somalia. As a supervisor for the food monitors the post holder is also expected to actively participate the food distribution activities and communicating with the target beneficiaries.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise the efficient distribution of food items at the site and ensure proper distribution of entitlements and verify appropriate entitlements are distributed.
  • Helps train food monitors in all assigned duties to ensure smooth functioning of food distribution.
  • Conduct regular meetings with community leaders and implementing partners to discuss distribution arrangements, food entitlements and other relevant issues
  • Develop and apply innovative measures of ensuring effective food distribution
  • Ensure that minimum logistics/financial/administrative IR standards and Somalia country policies are in implement at the field level
  • Works as a member of the food distribution a team to establish new systems and policies consistent with the goals of IR Somalia program.
  • Performs on-going evaluations of food monitors
  • Oversee and coordinate activities of the food monitors
  • Ensure that IR key stakeholders have clear understanding of IR mission and vision
  • Maintain good team communications and take suitable action when problems occur while distributing food to the starving communities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by his/her immediate supervisor

    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Degree/Diploma in Food and Nutrition or related field
  • 1-2 year’s previous experience in emergencies especially in food distribution
  • Have substantial experience in emergency setting
  • Good knowledge of community dynamics, mobilization and participation
  • Excellent knowledge of public health promotion
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as a part of a team
  • Knowledge of spoken English would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office applications
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Excellent representation and negotiation skills, diplomacy and patience
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and ability to work in a variety of cultural contexts.
  • Sympathetic with aims & objectives of Islamic Relief; empathy with and understanding of the basic teachings and values of Islam.
  • Energetic and able to operate in situations which may be arduous.

    How to Apply

    If you think you are the candidate we are looking for, please send your updated CV and letter of motivation with three references to hrs [at] islamic-relief.or.ke or islamicreliefhr [at] gmail.com by 6th February 2012. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.


    Job Title: Animal Health Technicians Supervisor (Local Position)

    Base location: Puntland and Hargesia - Somalia

    Reporting To: Project Officer

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan,organize and conduct animal healthcare campaigns and services in the targeted locations.
  • Observe the behavior and condition of animals and monitor their clinical symptoms.
  • Prepare and administer medications, vaccines, serums, or treatments, as prescribed by veterinarians.
  • Provide assistance with animal euthanasia and the disposal of remains.
  • Take animals into treatment areas and assist with physical examinations by performing such duties as obtaining temperature, pulse, and respiration data.
  • Care for and monitor the condition of animals recovering from surgery.
  • Maintain instruments, equipment, or machinery to ensure proper working condition.
  • Collect, prepare, and label samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination.
  • Perform laboratory tests on blood, urine, or feces, such as urinalyses or blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.
  • Maintain laboratory, research, or treatment records, as well as inventories of pharmaceuticals, equipment, or supplies.
  • Provide veterinarians with the correct equipment or instruments, as needed.
  • Fill prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers.
  • Prepare animals for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving surgical areas.
  • Administer anesthesia to animals, under the direction of a veterinarian, and monitor animals' responses to anesthetics so that dosages can be adjusted.
  • Take and develop diagnostic radiographs, using x-ray equipment.
  • Give enemas and perform catheterizations, ear flushes, intravenous feedings, or gavages. • Provide information or counseling regarding issues such as animal health care, behavior problems, or nutrition.
  • Clean and sterilize instruments, equipment, or materials.
  • Perform a variety of office, clerical, or accounting duties, such as reception, billing, bookkeeping, or selling products.
  • Prepare treatment rooms for surgery.
  • Maintain controlled drug inventory and related log books.
  • Administer emergency first aid, such as performing emergency resuscitation or other life saving procedures.
  • Monitor medical supplies and place orders when inventory is low.
  • Supervise or train veterinary students or other staff members.
  • Dress and suture wounds and apply splints or other protective devices.
  • Perform dental work, such as cleaning, polishing, or extracting teeth.
  • Conduct specialized procedures, such as animal branding or tattooing or hoof trimming.
  • Write weekly,monthly,quarterly and any other project reports as set by project conditions.

    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Relevant qualifications in animal health
  • Minimum 2 years work experience .
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • A high standards of ethics and integrity
  • Planning timescales and the resource needed
  • Knowledge of and spoken English would be an advantage
  • Sympathetic with aims & objectives of Islamic Relief; empathy with and understanding of the basic teachings and values of Islam.
  • Energetic and able to operate in situations which may be arduous.

    How to Apply

    If you think you are the candidate we are looking for, please send your updated CV and letter of motivation with three references to hrs [at] islamic-relief.or.ke or islamicreliefhr [at] gmail.com by 6th February 2012. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.


    Job Title: Food Distributors (Local Position)

    Base Location: Puntland & Hargesia-Somalia

    Reporting To: Area Supervisor

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor and review food deliveries, storage, transport and distribution at the designated sites and verify if the amounts received have been properly recorded, damaged or suspected to be damaged.
  • Provide accurate reports to the Area Supervisor.
  • Identify any concerns with the food distribution arrangements and report them to the Area Supervisor.
  • Ensure that food are physically monitored while stored at the warehouse,transporting to and from warehouse/distribution centres.
  • Monitor the transportation of food from warehouse to the final distributionpoints.
  • Monitor, document and report all loss due to loading, off-loading, transporting, storing anddistribution.
  • Monitor the stock of food in comparison with records.
  • Make sure physical count of the warehouse is taken.
  • Ensure that information concerning food distribution schedules is disseminated well inadvance to the relevant beneficiaries and to the immediate supervisors
  • Assist and monitor appropriate distribution of foods to eligible recipients/beneficiariesaccording to the approved distribution plan and as per ration size.
  • Randomly monitor the distributed foods after they have been received by thebeneficiaries at the distribution point.
  • Monitor all non-distributed commodities, at the end of the distribution period, are documented and returned to the warehouse.
  • Ensure food dispatch, delivery, distribution and loss is documented correctly.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by his/her immediate supervisor.

    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Competences:

  • At least high school graduate
  • Demonstrated 2 to 3 years of overall experience; and a minimum 1 year of specificdevelopment food distribution sector experience
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in insecure environments
  • Fluency in Somali language is a must
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Able to work in various districts
  • Honest and trustworthy

    How toAapply

    If you think you are the candidate we are looking for, please send your updated CV with three references and letter of motivation to hrs [at] islamic-relief.or.ke by 6th February, 2012. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.


    Job Title: Project Coordinator (Local Position)

    Base Location: Puntland, Mogadishu &Hargesia-Somalia

    Reporting To: Project Manager

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating between all the various departments which are at work in a project
  • Reporting to the project manager
  • Liaising with all the employees that are involved in the project
  • Keeping a close watch on the budgets of each department
  • Solving all the employee disputes that arise in the office
  • Being involved in the project from the planning stages
  • Helping in the execution of the project
  • Reporting to the management on the development of the project
  • Following up on a project even after it is over
  • Solve all employee problems as they get to work closely with them and they can help them management in getting a great rapport going with them
  • The project coordinator has to be a hands on person, as their help could be required at anytime of the day
  • They have to be quick in solving problems as any delay stall the whole process
  • They should have technical of each department involved, from manufacturing to accounting, they should about know about it in detail
  • Even after the project is dome, they have to look after the whole project's life cycle

    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Competences:

  • A bachelor's degree in the line duty is relevant
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in insecure environments
  • Fluency in Somali language is a must
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Able to work in various districts
  • Honest and trustworthy

    How to Apply

    If you think you are the candidate we are looking for, please send your updated CV with three references and letter of motivation to hrs [at] islamic-relief.or.ke by 6th February, 2012. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.


    Job Title: Livelihood Officer (Local Position)

    Base Location: Puntland & Hargeisa- Somalia

    Reporting To: Livelihood Coordinator

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop Strategy of community interaction for the social organizers and hold first dialogue meetings with the communities;
  • To work with the community to ensure that they are responding to identified needs and have the full participation of the community in the settlements
  • Develop appropriate need assessment tools and conduct need assessment to determine the need of IDP Settlement
  • Present and actively coordinate in distribution of inputs related to Food for Work interventions;
  • Present and facilitate in Food for Training events designed for beneficiaries;
  • Reporting of issues and their possible solutions to the livelihoods coordinator;
  • Monitor IDP settlement to ensure that it is managed within the time provided and as per objectives;
  • Weekly reporting on progress;
  • Support and assist Livelihood Coordinator in data and reports compilation;
  • Comply with the requirements of IRS Protection Policy to ensure maximum protection for children;
  • Other duties as required in line with your skills, expertise and role;
  • Follows all IRS policies and procedures;
  • Undertakes any other tasks assigned by supervisor;

    Requirements

  • Degree in Development Studies, Economics, Agriculture or any related discipline;
  • Demonstrated 2-3 years of sector related experience;
  • Team Player
  • Computer Literate
  • Able to work in difficult conditions

    How to apply

    If you think you are the candidate we are looking for, please send your updated CV and letter of motivation with three references to hrs [at] islamic-relief.or.ke or islamicreliefhr [at] gmail.com by 6th February 2012. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.


    Job Title: Livestock Health Officer (Local Position)

    Base Location: Puntland & Hargesia - Somalia

    Reporting To: Emergency Programme Manager

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Administration

    Task

  • Maintain office and capital equipments inventory in your area of work.
  • Maintain assigned property in good order.
  • Supervise and monitor the use of project field equipment and materials
  • Administer project advances in accordance with IRS procedures

    Project Development and implementation

    Task

  • Creating awareness on Emergency drought response activities in the assigned area of work.
  • Identification and mobilization of CBAHWs and district disease surveillance committees.
  • Situation analysis and participatory development of the community action plans at district levels..
  • Organize and conduct trainings and campaigns of community’s own resource persons including CBAHWs, disease surveillance committee and community managed disaster risk reduction committee.
  • Compile and submit work plans and activity reports. (Trainings, Mass treatment and vaccination Campaigns, Monthly and quarterly reports) to the Project Officer.
  • Supervise all ongoing Project activities- Mass treatment and vaccinations of livestock.
  • Monitor the progress of the project activities.

    Contact/key relationship:

  • Develop cordial contact and relationship with all IRS staff and other partners at the divisional level.

    Representation

  • Strengthen teamwork with project staff and other partners.

    Qualification

    Education:

    Atleast certificate in animal health from recognized institution.

    Experience:

    At least one (1) year experience of working with NGO in livestock health related activities among pastoral communities. Experience in implementing emergency animal health will be added advantage.

    Competencies:

  • Has the ability to work with diversified category of people/ cross- sector and cross- functional teams and areas.
  • Fast learner of new tasks and skills,
  • Excellent communication, report writing and interpersonal skills with high integrity,
  • Team player and reliable,
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills,
  • Results oriented with ability to work well under pressure with minimum supervision while undertaking multiple tasks,
  • Dedicated to maintaining high quality standards,
  • Industrious with innovative and creative skills.
  • Have Experience /knowledge of working with pastoralists in Somalia and understands the local language.
  • Motivated and good planning skills

    How to apply

    If you think you are the candidate we are looking for, please send your updated CV and letter of motivation with three references to hrs [at] islamic-relief.or.ke or islamicreliefhr[at] gmail.com by 6th February 2012. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.


    Job Title: Hygiene Promoters (Local Position)

    Base Location: Puntland & Hargesia - Somalia

    Reporting To: Wash Project Officer

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Mobilize IDPs and host communities in settlements to proactively respond to their situations related in water, environmental sanitation and personal/household hygiene aspect
  • Ensure all health, sanitation and hygiene issues are understood and promoted
  • Assess public health risks and identify any unmet needs that effect the population
  • Implement in the IDPs camps appropriate health and hygiene initiatives
  • Involve the men and women of IDPs camps in the planning of public health activities
  • Undertake assessments and interventions as appropriate.
  • To be familiar with and abide by the Islamic Relief Code of Conduct and other regulatory codes.
  • Perform any other additional responsibility assigned to you by your supervisor

    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Competences:

  • Should have Public Health related education and/or experience in this field
  • Should be experienced in community development and IDP mobilization
  • Must be proactive and good in planning the timescales and the resources needed
  • Has to be productive and creative
  • Must have a high standard of ethics and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluency in English is a requirement and spoken Somali would be an advantage
  • Ability to work on your own initiative as well as a part of a team.
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically.
  • Communication, tact and negotiation skills.
  • Report writing and research skills.
  • Excellent representation and negotiation skills and patience.
  • Four years previous experience in project management (in humanitarian work) and a proven record of effective management in a high impact emergency situation
  • Sympathetic with aims & objectives of Islamic Relief; empathy with and understanding of the basic teachings and values of Islam.

    How to apply

    If you think you are the candidate we are looking for, please send your updated CV with three references and letter of motivation to hrs [at] islamic-relief.or.ke or islamicreliefhr [at] gmail.com by 6th February 2012. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.


    Job Title: Wash Project Officers (Local Position)

    Base Location: Puntland & Hargesia - Somalia

    Reporting To: Wash Coordinator

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review existing level of hygiene and sanitation knowledge, attitude and practice among IDPs and host communities to implement need based intervention on continual basis
  • Prepare detailed project implementation plan in consultation with WASH Coordinator in the course of project duration , present revised plans as and when required as part of remedial action if the project implementation strategy requires redirection, change of location or any other reasons
  • Locate project sites in consultation with local IDP leaders, community representatives and other agencies.
  • Implement the project activities when detailed plans are approved by the WASH Coordinator
  • Mobilise Camp committee members and the IDP community for the implementation of the sanitation and hygiene project intervention
  • Ensure all WASH project activities in the camps are implemented in a consultative and participative manner. This involves community participation in planning and launching sanitation and hygiene education and campaigns, and monitoring results through their representatives
  • Effectively guide, oversee and monitor IR WASH Project activities; report on findings with clear recommendations and take corrective actions when necessary
  • Ensure that regular WASH progress reports are accurate and are submitted on time
  • Assist in planning, organizing and facilitation of the various WASH trainings
  • Take lead in conducting case studies and assessments before and after the project implementation stages and report as deemed necessary
  • Carry out field data collection and compilation for all WASH projects
  • Provide leadership in conducting hygiene promotion and awareness campaigns in the camps
  • Supervise latrine construction activities and ensure quality control for the construction works
  • Carry out other tasks and assignments as required by the immediate supervisor

    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Competences:

  • Relevant qualification in water and sanitation and/or public health
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in implementation of water and sanitation projects. Those with experience in latrine construction and supervision in emergency setup including working in IDP camps in insecure environments will have an added advantage
  • Good Project Management skills
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Good computer skills, particularly use of Microsoft Word, Excel and internet
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, especially with internally displaced people
  • Ability to function well in a team environment
  • Willingness to work in the camps
  • Previous work experience in IDP camps in Somalia is an added advantage
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic environment

    How to apply

    If you think you are the candidate we are looking for, please send your updated CV and letter of motivation with three references to hrs [at] islamic-relief.or.ke or islamicreliefhr [at] gmail.com by 6th February 2012. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.


    Job Title: Finance Officer (Local Position)

    Base Location: Puntland & Hargesia - Somalia

    Reporting To: Emergency Programme Manager

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compilation of budgets, cash-flow forecast and financial management reports on monthly and ad hoc basis
  • Provide assistance in preparation of financial annual reports
  • Recording receipts for cash expenditure
  • Securing petty cash and its reconciliation prior to month end and replenishment
  • Conversion of foreign currency to local currency, taking best rates from market, in line with the laws and regulations in the country.
  • Review the invoices raised by the suppliers.
  • Review the filled up payment requisition form as a whole.
  • Ensure the accurate preparation of cheques, deduction of applicable tax and get approval of competent authority for payment, if required.
  • To ensure delivery of cheques to the suppliers.
  • Preparation and verification of monthly office payroll.
  • Conducting periodic checks on payroll and analyzing accounts
  • Verification of non-payroll payments made and the calculation of allowances and indemnities, if any.
  • Ensure payment of timely salary and check certificates.
  • Deduction of advances or loan against salaries of staff.
  • Submitting taxation reports to the concerned authorities, if any.
  • Tracking of all advances to ensure return within prescribed time.
  • Issuance of notices to staff who has not maintained return of advances
  • Issuance of details of transactions and explaining their nature to the relevant staff.
  • Maintaining contact with bankers, investment managers, pension advisors and auditors
  • Liaising with auditors and company executives and answering queries on financial based matters
  • Proposing and discussing changes and improvements to the organization’s current accounting setup
  • Performs other duties assigned by his/her immediate supervisor

    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Relevant qualifications in finance and accounting
  • Minimum 3-5 years work experience in a financial management or business support role and bookkeeping skills
  • Self motivated and proven financial workload management skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Good Microsoft Office skills
  • Exposure and hands on experience to one or more computerized accounting packages and knowledge of accounting principles
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to produce accurate and customized reports to donors while meeting deadlines
  • A high standards of ethics and integrity
  • Planning timescales and the resource needed
  • Knowledge of and spoken English would be an advantage
  • Sympathetic with aims & objectives of Islamic Relief; empathy with and understanding of the basic teachings and values of Islam.
  • Energetic and able to operate in situations which may be arduous.

    How to apply

    If you think you are the candidate we are looking for, please send your updated CV and letter of motivation with three references to hrs [at] islamic-relief.or.ke or islamicreliefhr [at] gmail.com by 6th February 2012. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.

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