SayPro Global Accountability and Learning Lead

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SayPro Global Accountability and Learning Lead



Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 38 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for those affected by poverty, conflicts and natural disasters.

IRW is currently recruiting for the position of ‘Global Accountability & Learning Lead’ to join its dynamic International Programmes Division. The post holder will, as part of IRW’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) team, lead on embedding a culture of accountability and learning supported by evidence and data and contribute to the development of quality programming. They will lead on ensuring that IRW accountability work is shared, learned from and communicated to key internal/external stakeholders, whilst reviewing, developing and managing processes that enable this. The post holder leads on verification and assurance against internal and external international standards with a focus on IRW Quality Management System and the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS). They provide MEAL support to specific donor-funded programmes, contribute to the development of digital MEAL and knowledge management systems and support in the production and dissemination of learning products.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Excellent knowledge of current sector trends in relation to accountability or MEAL
  • Experience of leading on community and beneficiary accountability and feedback frameworks in an INGO environment
  • Experience of engaging, influencing and sharing best practise with external agencies
  • Track record of effectively collaborating, mobilising and working across an organisation with limited resources
  • Track record of influencing external and internal stakeholders
  • Experience in developing and delivering effective capability training
  • Experience in knowledge management tools and producing learning briefs
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline

If you are talented, reliable, service-minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional looking for a meaningful career, with a strong commitment to IRW’s mission and values of sincerity, excellence, compassion, social justice and custodianship, please apply by completing our online application form.

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PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place in late September 2022.

Pre-employment Checks:

Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:

  • screening clearance
  • proof of eligibility to live and work within the UK
  • criminal records check
  • receipt of satisfactory references

Please note, for UK-based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. We are unable to progress applications which would require sponsorship.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

IRW is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom IRW engages. IRW expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks. IRW also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief:

(Sincerity, Excellence, Compassion, Social Justice and Custodianship)

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

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