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Projects Assistant

Vacancy Reference
PA/P/UK-R1
Position Title
Projects Assistant
Type
Full-Time
Duration
12-Months' Fixed Term (Renewable / Extendable) with 6-Months' Probationary Period
Hours
35 hours per week
Based at
Nottingham, UK
Salary
(Up to) £25,000.00 per annum
Notes

Muslim Hands Programmes Department is looking to hire a Projects Assistant. The Programmes Department has seen substantial growth in the last few years and now accounts for over £20 million worth of donations annually. The person will work closely with our overseas partners and the rest of the Programmes Department in ensuring that projects are managed well.

Application Process: Send us an up-to-date CV and supporting Covering Letter by email, including the above reference number.

Closing Date: Friday 21st January 2022

Interviews: As and when suitable candidates are identified

Start: ASAP thereafter

NB: -

  • Strong applicants may be contacted sooner, ahead of the closing date, to hold an interview with Muslim Hands. This will be either in-person, over the telephone or on Zoom. Therefore, please include your telephone contact details within your application and be sure to familiarise yourself with Zoom. 
  • Muslim Hands reserves the right to end the application procedure early should the right candidate be found ahead of the closing date.
  • Unfortunately, we will only be able to contact successful candidates, so if you have not heard from us by the closing date, your application will have been unsuccessful.
Job Posted
21/12/2021
Deadline for Applications
21/01/2022

Position Summary

Job Responsibilities:

  • To assist in the day-to-day management of projects
  • To liaise with overseas staff to ensure that all documentation for projects is up to date
  • To be the first point of contact for overseas partners in dealing with queries and issues
  • To assist different thematic leads in managing the project life cycles
  • To assist in reviewing proposals and guidance to overseas partners on areas of improvements
  • To work with the Fundraising Department in developing interesting concepts and providing regular feedback to them.
  • To demonstrate Muslim Hands’ values and ethics in own working practices, approach and conduct
  • To support with Fundraising activities from time-to-time, committing to partake in approximately 5-Live-TV-Appeals during our peak periods.
  • To undertake any reasonable responsibilities as required by Line Manager
  • To promote and adhere to all Muslim Hands Policies, Procedures and Professional Practice
  • NB: This Job Description is illustrative and non-exhaustive in scope. The post-holder may be required to undertake any reasonable tasks as and when required by Line Manager from time to time to reflect the changing needs of the Organisation.

Person Specification:

  • A basic understanding of project management and project life cycle
  • Be educated to degree level
  • Demonstrate working experience in internal communication and reporting.
  • Be well versed in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other IT systems and applications.
  • Demonstrate working experience of remote-management of staff overseas
  • Be willing and able to travel overseas at short notice
  • Demonstrate ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to demonstrate current eligibility to work within the United Kingdom
  • Must be able to either: Provide a valid Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate (issued within the last year) when requested by Muslim Hands; OR Undertake to provide full cooperation for Muslim Hands to perform a DBS Check at the required level appropriate for this / similar role.
  • Demonstrate relevant NGO/Charity experience
  • Demonstrate knowledge of development projects and their implementation
  • Demonstrate experience of project management
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of project cycle management and familiarity of related documentation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Programmes, Financial, organisational risk management

General Expectations:

  • To promote and adhere to all Muslim Hands policies, procedures and professional practices, which encourage and support other members within the overseas fundraising offices
  • To maintain absolute confidentiality with regard to the organisation's information and procedures
  • To undertake all tasks and duties in an effective, efficient, transparent and wholly accountable manner
  • To demonstrate Muslim Hands’ values and ethics in own working practices, approach and conduct
  • NB: This job description is illustrative and non-exhaustive in scope. The post-holder may be required to undertake any reasonable tasks as and when required by Line Manager from time to time, to reflect the changing needs of the organisation.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to demonstrate current eligibility to work within the United Kingdom
  • Must be able to provide a valid DBS certificate (issued within the last year) when requested by Muslim Hands; OR Undertake to provide full cooperation for Muslim Hands to perform a DBS Check at the required level appropriate for this / similar role

About Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands is a UK-based international relief organisation working in over 40 countries worldwide. The International Support Unit (ISU) supports the development of Muslim Hands' partner offices in the areas of fundraising and communication, program management, administration and finance. At the outset, the unit will focus on the following non-exhaustive list of countries: Canada, France, South Africa and the United Kingdom. 


How To Apply

Application is by CV and covering letter by email to vacancies@muslimhands.org.uk or by hard copy to our address.

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Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.