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Director of International Programmes


Director of International Programmes

Employment Type



35 per week





Application Deadline

On appointment of a successful candidate

We are embarking on an exciting new organisational journey. We are seeking to recruit an innovative, dynamic programmes director to set the overall direction and delivery of our global programme encompassing both emergency and development responses in all their contexts.

You will have the responsibility for developing and delivering strategy, overseeing operations at regional and country level and for promoting quality, learning and ensuring high quality delivery of projects and programmes in compliance with internationally recognised standards and donor expectations.

You are expected to oversee the growth of funding and support for a global programme that is rooted in our identity as a Muslim organisation, built around a set of global priorities and adopting appropriate ways of working, including through effective partnering with a range of actors (including national civil society organisations). You will champion our work and programmatic priorities internally and with external actors ensuring effective co-ordination between Field Offices, programming in the UK, headquarters and partner organisations. You must effectively represent and advocate our work with key external stakeholders particularly engaging donors, but also international civil society peers and UK/international faith based networks.

You will need to have:

  • Previous senior management/leadership experience in international development, humanitarian and emergency situation.
  • Previous experience of managing large teams including distance management.
  • Good understanding of current thinking and practice amongst institutional donors and a proven track record of growing funding from such donors.
  • Strategic thinking and a proven track record of effective strategic change.
  • A strong network of contacts in relevant fields.
  • Sound project management skills including project proposal development, monitoring and evaluation.
  • An ability to develop and manage strong communication channels and methodologies between the Head Office and Country Programmes.
  • Strong knowledge of CHS and SPHERE standards.
  • A contemporary understanding of issues and challenges facing international development and humanitarian organisations.

You will need to be able to travel to challenging international humanitarian programme areas, sometimes on short notice.