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  • JOB TITLE: Country Director
    BASED: Antakya/Gaziantep, Turkey
    HOURS: Full Time (40 hours per week)
    SALARY: $55,000 to 65,000 USD per annum, plus housing allowance $400 per month
    REPORTING TO: Chief Executive Office, Headquarters, Manchester U.K.
    RESPONSIBLE FOR: Directing and controlling the work of the Senior Management Team and to liaise
    productively and positively with other departments, staff, donors and all stakeholders to facilitate
    the achievement of Syria Relief’s vision, purpose and values.

    Overview of the Organisation

    Syria Relief is a UK-Registered non-governmental, non-political, non-denominational charitable organisation that was set up in response to the crisis that has engulfed Syria since March 2011. The Charity has a turnover of £15m p.a. The Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Trustees are keen to see the organisation to continue to grow, affirming its
    position as the leading UK-based, Syria-focused humanitarian organisation. The Organisation’s vision and strategies are set by the Board of Trustees, and the operational management is led by the Chief Executive Officer.

    Description of the Role:

    Country Director (CD) for our Syria Response operations in Turkey will build on the strengths and
    opportunities of the program to define strategic direction, creatively manage the team, and build excellent
    relationships with partners, donors and authorities. You will have several years’ experience of working and
    leading teams in unstable and insecure environments, excellent knowledge of regional politics and
    development trends, and a strong track record in both resource mobilization and improving program quality.
    You will demonstrate experience of building programs with a focus on accountability, and evidence of
    connecting programs to wider advocacy agendas. You will be able to show that you can build effective
    working relationships across organizational boundaries and have the technical skills to appraise and oversee
    complex development projects

    Responsibilities

    Country Director will oversee Syria Relief (SR)’s entire operation in Northern Syria and Turkey. S/he will directly manage the operations team including: The Deputy Country Director, Head of Program (HoP), Head of Program Development; Finance, HR, Logistics, IT, Media & Advocacy and Security, Managers. In cooperation with the appropriate staff, s/he will undertake the following responsibilities:

    Program Development and Management:

    • Undertake program planning and development in line with SR’s organizational strategy, inside and
      outside of Syria.
    • Develop and implement programs in consultation with all staff and stakeholders, inside and outside
      of Syria.
    • Ensure stakeholders participate meaningfully in the planning, implementation and monitoring and
      evaluation of projects.
    • Conduct participatory research to identify and develop new projects, aligned with Syria Relief’s
      organizational strategy.
    • Plan time frames and budgets as well as development of new concept papers and liaison with incountry
      donors.
    • Implement programs as per grants requirements and compliance, delivering and reporting of
      projects on time, on budget and to the required standard.
    • Mobilize the support of government, NGO and community stakeholders, including development of
      fundraising strategies in country with submission of proposals that have to be signed-off by the
      Manchester office.
    • Develop coordination and capacity building initiatives for all staff to ensure learning and best
      practice is shared and developed. This will evolve to include partnership management and
      transferred learning.
    • Develop of national advocacy strategy to draw grass-roots participation in projects with national and
      international lobbying coordinated in the UK, Turkey and other Strategic locations.
    • Produces monthly reports on a timely basis to HQ as required.
    • Organize and facilitate internal and external evaluations of the project, using these as opportunities
      to elicit and document achievements, challenges, learning and opportunities.
    • Facilitate visits to project sites by donor representatives and other SR representatives
    • Is responsible for the management and coordination of the Turkey and Northern Syria Offices.

    Fundraising:

    • Work in line with the institutional fundraising strategy and with support from the UK
      Programs/Operations team to raise funds through relationship building and proposal development.
    • Develop and submit concept notes/ proposals with support from Turkey Program Managers and SR
      technical advisors/committees ensuring compliance with donor requirements and synergy with
      strategic outputs.
    • Negotiate grants and partnership agreements with in-country donors.
    • Identify in-country funding opportunities, aligned to SR’s organizational strategy.
    • Work with the in-country and UK Finance teams to develop accurate and realistic donor budgets.

    Financial Management:

    • Comply fully with SR’s finance policies and procedures and provide the Chief Finance Officer (HQ,
      Manchester) with financial requests and expenditure information reports in an accurate manner on
      a monthly basis.
    • Comply fully with the donors’ requirements and conditions.
    • Compile donor reports in a timely manner with feedback and support from the Operations Team and
      sign-off from the CEO.
    • Comply fully with the Turkish Government’s regulations and requirements.
    • Ensure all expenditure is authorized and in line with the program and project budgets.
    • Ensure receipts and supporting documents are compiled and achieved properly.

    Security Management:

    • Responsible for ensuring compliance of security protocols within the team, imparting and training
      partners in security planning, and maintaining oversight of the country-security context at the
      tactical level.
    • Ensure reporting and recording incidents for the Security coordination in Turkey and the UK.
    • Update at least annually and/or whenever appropriate, security and evacuation plans with relevant
      stakeholders.
    • Ensure all national staff and visiting staff comply fully with SR’s security policy and procedures.
      Security is non-negotiable and overrides program consideration.

    Communication and Representation:

    • Represent the organization to key donors, diplomats, multilateral organizations, journalists and
      visitors in Turkey.
    • Ensure effective networking, profile and representation with local, national and international
      authorities, donors and peer agencies.
    • Ensure quality of communication material including case studies for UK based communications
      team.
    • Interface with Fundraising Team in production of blogs, photos, videos and case-studies.
    • Circulate and inform staff of SR’s communications strategy and external messaging.

    Human Resources:

    • Be overall responsible for the implementation of HR policies and procedures in Turkey and Syria, and
      ensure they comply with SR’s HR policies and practices and Turkish labor laws.
    • Line management of team of diverse local staff and expatriate staff conducting regular supervision
      and support. This will include local and distance management of geographically separate teams and
      overseeing the management of relationships with local partner organizations.
    • Lead the recruitment and orientation of new local and international staff members.
    • Conduct or oversee at least annual appraisals of all staff working under the Turkey program.
    • Ensure compliance with security and child protection protocols and procedures
    • Arrange for field visits to address local staff needs and ensure compliance with SR policies and
      procedures.
    • Maintain learning and competency development amongst staff and partners through identification
      of individual learning objectives, institution of regular training programs and competencies
      assessments.

    Leadership Skills:

    • To promote SR’s vision and mission and to uphold the Charity’s values in all day to day activities and
      delivery of services.
    • Take business accountability for the delivery of shared business responsibilities e.g. relevant
      contribution to the Charity’s Objectives, Risk Register and Assurance Framework.
    • To ensure that SR develops a culture that promotes equality and values diversity and that the service
      you provide meets the needs of all stakeholders. This may involve the development and monitoring
      of policies and procedures to ensure the services you provide are inclusive to all.
    • To participate in SR related events as and when required.
    • In accordance with legislation, the post holder is required to undertake a proactive role in the
      management of risks in all their actions. This includes:
    • Undertaking risk assessments in line with the SR risk assessment process;
    • Reporting all incidents, near misses and hazards in line with the SR’s reporting
      arrangements/system
    • Undertaking a statutory duty of care for your own personal safety and that of others
    • Attending all statutory and mandatory health and safety training, appropriate to the role.

    Other:

    • Liaison with local government authorities to ensure representation, good relations and full
      compliance with local Laws and/or customs as far as possible.
    • Follow up with changes in Border, Registration, Residency and other policies that impact employees
      and organization in country of operation.
    • Ensure legitimacy of staff and operations, and clear legal standing for all office operations.
    Person Specification
    Qualifications/Training Essential Desirable
    Master’s degree in one of the following subjects: Business Management / International Relations / Development / Environmental / Conservation Management or other related fields; X
    A minimum of ten years’ experience of managing including at least five years in humanitarian field. X
    Experience
    Maintaining relationships at a senior level with relevant organisations X
    M.E.A.L. Setting up monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning systems, including the use of logical frameworks.  X
    High level negotiation and influencing skills, and the capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels with NGOs and donors’ representatives and government officials  X
    Track record of building organizational talent by promoting performance culture and encouraging empowerment and delegation.  X
    Ability to work outside normal office hours and attend meetings at weekends or evenings.  X
    Willing to travel internationally  X
    Car driver X
    Knowledge and Skills
    Excellent leadership abilities to manage human and financial resources, with experience in leading change and driving the vision of the organization X
    Excellent team management and interpersonal skills. X
    Decision making skills with the ability to think and manage strategically. X
    Sound knowledge of participatory approaches. X
    Excellent IT skills.  X
    Security and risk management.  X
    Demonstrated successful track record in securing funding from institutional donors and grant reporting. X
    Grant management and reporting. X
    Demonstrated fundraising skills, and experience working with donors. X
    Must be committed to equal opportunity employment policies and SR’s code of ethics. X
    Adhere to humanitarian principles and international humanitarian laws. X
    Fluency in English and Arabic. X
    Turkish language.  X


    Application procedure

    To apply please email manchester@syriarelief.org.uk with your name in the subject line, or by post to BHMC, College Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8BP; your application by Friday, 14th April 2017 which should consist of the following:

    • CV
    • A covering letter briefly outlining how you meet the required qualities and skills and how you would manage the key duties and responsibilities and where appropriate, evidence (maximum 1,000 words).
    • How you can demonstrate you have full rights to work in Turkey.

    We reserve the right to close this post early, where we receive a high number of applications and you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible, to avoid disappointment.

    Applicants are encouraged to visit our website, read the job description carefully and person specification to assist you in completing your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If any of the three requirements are missing in your application, your application will not be considered.

    Please mention where you heard of this vacancy when you apply for this position.

    SR believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

    Please note, the position you are applying for has been identified as requiring an Accuity Check.

    Applicants need to have a right to live and work in Turkey.

     


  • JOB TITLE: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
    BASED: Manchester
    HOURS: Full Time (40 hours per week)
    SALARY: £36,000 – £40,000
    REPORTING TO: Chief Executive Office, Headquarters, Manchester U.K.

    Overview of the Organisation

    The CFO will play a critical role in developing and implementing, national and international accountability and
    compliance with all relevant legislation; Statements of recommended practice (SORP) and all aspects of Charity
    finances and legislation. The post-holder will work closely with colleagues across Syria Relief, which will require
    frequent travel to our offices in Turkey and other international offices as necessary; to turn project needs identified
    from our experience of delivering assistance on the ground in Syria into a reality.

    Key Responsibilities to include:

    • Management of Syria Relief’s finance departments, management accounting, financial accounting, tax,
      processes and control systems.
    • To manage and co-ordinate, ensuring effective productivity, visibility, transparency and accountability in all
      financial dealings with compliance to all relevant national and international legislation.
    • Preparation of monthly management accounts.
    • Preparation of forecasts, budgets and all necessary financial reporting.
    • Regular cash flow forecasts.
    • Advise the finance, audit and investment committees on issues, trends, and changes in the operating
      model(s) and operational delivery.
    • Assist in establishing yearly objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants
      (auditors, investment advisors) where appropriate.
    • Assess organisational performance against both the annual budget and Syria Relief’s long-term strategy.
    • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with Syria Relief’s strategic plan,
      especially as the organisation considers sponsorships, potential acquisitions, and collaborations with
      external organisations.
    • Liaise with and comply to Donors/Partners requirements.
    • To provide insightful and value adding analysis & review.
    • To support the commercial agenda and wider business strategy.
    • To ensure financial rigour, governance and controls are in place.
    • Delivering accurately within tight timescales on multiple projects.
    • Review internal procedures, identifying any weaknesses and providing recommendations for improvements.
    • Manage and Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information and make
      actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
    • Track the performance of Syria Relief’s endowment in keeping with the policies and investment guidelines
      established by the investment committee Fundraising Officer.
    • Represent Syria Relief to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives,
      auditors, public officials, etc.
    • Remain up to date on non-profit audit best practices and state law regarding non-profit operations.
    • Entrepreneurial attitude and work ethic.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Mentor and develop a direct team of managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance
      evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynamic.

    Leadership Skills:

    • To promote SR’s vision and mission and to uphold the Charity’s values in all day to day activities and delivery
      of services.
    • Take business accountability for the delivery of shared business responsibilities e.g. relevant contribution to
      the Charity’s Objectives, Risk Register and Assurance Framework
    • To ensure that SR develops a culture that promotes equality and values diversity and that the service you
      provide meets the needs of all stakeholders. This may involve the development and monitoring of policies
      and procedures to ensure the services you provide are inclusive to all
    • To participate in SR related events as and when required.
    • In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent legislation, the post holder is
      required to undertake a proactive role in the management of risks in all their actions. This includes:
    • Undertaking risk assessments in line with the SR risk assessment process;
    • Reporting all incidents, near misses and hazards in line with the SR’s reporting arrangements/system
    • Undertaking a statutory duty of care for your own personal safety and that of others
    • Attending all statutory and mandatory health and safety training, appropriate to the role.
    Person Specification
    Qualifications/Training Essential Desirable
    Qualified finance professional (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) X
    Strong working knowledge and experience of financial reporting and preparation of statutory
    accounts
    X
    Experience
    Minimum 4 years’ previous experience within a Finance Management position X
    Experience of working in the Charity sector: humanitarian aid or international development  X
    SAGE Line 50 literacy to a high technical standard  X
    Line-managing staff  X
    Knowledge and Skills
    Knowledge of current SORP and other aspects of Charity finances and legislation X
    Understanding of relevant legislation/charity law affecting fundraising practice and programme management X
    Ability to critically appraise the financial systems, processes and controls, and identify and implement changes to the processes and procedures to strengthen the control environment X
    Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint X
    Excellent spoken and written communication and interpersonal skills, inter-cultural sensitivity and confidence in dealing with a wide range of partners;  X
    Meticulous attention to detail  X
    Good understanding of the Humanitarian crisis affecting Syria and the region  X
    Ability to successfully manage a full and varied workload independently whilst working under pressure to meet deadlines X
    The ability to perform other duties as required; X
    Self-motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects X
    The ability to develop engaging content for use across all digital and mobile platforms; X
    Ability to work variable hours, with occasional weekend and evening work X


    Application procedure

    Application procedure:- To apply please email application forms to manchester@syriarelief.org.uk with the Job Title in the subject line, or post to BHMC, College Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8BP; your application by Wednesday, 31st May 2017 which should consist of the following:-

    1. Application form, this can be downloaded from our website.

    2. A covering letter briefly outlining how you meet the required qualities and skills and how you would manage the key duties and responsibilities and where appropriate, evidence (maximum 1,000 words).

    3. How you can demonstrate you have full rights to work in the UK.

    We reserve the right to close this post early, where we receive a high number of applications and you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible, to avoid disappointment. Initial interviews to take place week commencing 5th June, 2017 and suitable candidates will be invited to a second interview week commencing 12th June 2017.

    Applicants are encouraged to visit our website, read the job description carefully and person specification to assist you in completing your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If any of the three requirements are missing in your application, your application will not be considered.

    Please mention where you heard of this vacancy when you apply for this position.SR believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

    Please note, the position you are applying for has been identified as requiring an Accuity Check.

    Click Here to download application form, please fill it and send it in an email to Manchester@syriarelief.org.uk

  • JOB TITLE: Call Centre Operative
    HOURS: Zero hours contract
    Pay: £7.50 to £8.50 per hour (depending on experience)
    LOCATION: Manchester
    REPORTING TO: Fundraising Manager
    Terms of Employment:
    Zero hours contract

    Overview of the Organisation

    Syria Relief is a UK-Registered non-governmental, non-political, non-denominational charitable organisation that was set up in response to the crisis that has engulfed Syria since March 2011. The Charity has a turnover of £15m p.a., and the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Trustees are keen to see the organisation to continue to grow, affirming its position as the leading UK-based, Syria-focused humanitarian organisation. The Organisation’s vision and strategies are set by the Board of Trustees, and the operational management is led by the Chief Executive Officer.

    Description of the Role:

    Fundraising, telephoning existing donors, taking debit / credit card payments over the telephone. Guiding donors through the online donation process. The post-holderwill be responsible for maintaining relationships with existing donors. Ensuring clear communication is provided when updating them on the currentsituation in Syria and our ongoing work there and courteously endorsing their continued contribution.

    Responsibilities

    To contact new and existing donors. Explain the current issues and how their support can make a positive difference to peoples’ lives.

    Adhere to the charities policies and procedures, e.g. Health & Safety at Work, Freedom of Information Act (2000), Data Protection Act (1998), Equality (2010), Staff Handbook and with Syria Relief’s values, at all times. Respect the confidentiality of all matters relating to their employment and other members of staff

    Leadership Skills:

    • To promote SR’s vision and mission and to uphold the Charity’s values in all day to day activities and delivery of services.
    • To ensure that SR develops a culture that promotes equality and values diversity and that the service you provide meets the needs of all stakeholders. This may involve the development and monitoring of policies and procedures to ensure the services you provide are inclusive to all.
    • To participate in SR related events as and when required.
    • In accordance with legislation, the post holder is required to undertake a proactive role in the
      management of risks in all their actions. This includes:
    • Undertaking risk assessments in line with the SR risk assessment process;
    • Reporting all incidents, near misses and hazards in line with the SR’s reporting
      arrangements/system
    • Undertaking a statutory duty of care for your own personal safety and that of others
    • Attending all statutory and mandatory health and safety training, appropriate to the role.
    Person Specification
    Qualifications/Training Essential Desirable
    GCSEs X
    Willingness to undertake training and actively seek out personal development opportunities X
    Experience
    Experience of call centre or sales or direct marketing X
    Knowledge and Skills
    Excellent leadership abilities to manage human and financial resources, with experience in leading change and driving the vision of the organization X
    Meticulous attention to detail X
    Understanding of relevant legislation/charity law X
    Good understanding of the Humanitarian crisis affecting Syria and the region. X
    Willingness to perform other duties as required; X
    Self-motivated X
    Ability to work variable hours (which includes 4 hour shifts from 3pm – 9pm and Saturdays 12noon – 8pm) X


    Application procedure

    Syria Relief, humanitarian charity, seek friendly conversationalists, to contact existing donors to update our data base and take donations.You don’t need experience, however, you will need to be a good listener, able to build rapport and to negotiate respectfully. We will provide comprehensive training and you will be supported at every step, we strive to inspire our employees to be the best they can be, when speaking to donors on the telephone.
    Callers will explain the current issues Syria faces and how their support can make a positive difference to peoples’ lives.
    Hours:4& 6 hour shifts, Monday to Friday between, 3 to 9pm, Saturday between 12-8pm. £7.50 to £8.50 per hour, depending on experience.
    If you’re interested in joining our team of Call Centre staff then please email Manchester@syriarelief.org.uk with Call Centre and your name in the subject line or for more details visit our website www.syriarelief.org.uk or contact Raheel in our Fundraising team.
    Closing date 13th April 2017
    Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the UK and speak fluent English. Any previous experience is welcomed, however is not essential.
    Our team is friendly, welcoming and gain immense satisfaction from what we do.We look forward to hearing from you.

    Click Here to download application form, please fill it and send it in an email to Manchester@syriarelief.org.uk


  • JOB TITLE: Humanitarian Project Administrator
    HOURS: Full Time (40 hours per week)
    Pay: £18,000 to £22,000
    LOCATION: Manchester
    REPORTING TO: Senior Projects Coordinator
    Terms of Employment:
    Permanent, subject to a three-month probationary period and security checks, namely Accuity checks; which will be
    required prior to appointment.

    Overview of the Organisation

    Syria Relief is a UK-Registered non-governmental, non-political, non-denominational charitable organisation that was set up in response to the crisis that has engulfed Syria since March 2011. The Charity has a turnover of £15m p.a., and the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Trustees are keen to see the organisation to continue to grow, affirming its position as the leading UK-based, Syria-focused humanitarian organisation. The Organisation’s vision and strategies are set by the Board of Trustees, and the operational management is led by the Chief Executive Officer.

    Description of the Role:

    The role will involve working with the Senior Programme Coordinator on a day to day basis. The Project Administrator will assist managing project priorities within the department while following and improving current processes. Excellent skills in the following areas are essential:

    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to prioritise their own workload
    • Strong written English
    • Organisational skills
    • Proficient in using MS Word, Excel and Project Management

    Responsibilities

    • To assist Senior Programme Coordinators with donor liaison.
    • Assist the Senior Programme Coordinator with administrative tasks associated with programmes and
      projects.
    • Attend conference calls and record information including minutes, agendas, reports and other written
      communications.
    • To undertake any such relevant and appropriate duties as required.

    Leadership Skills:

    • To promote SR’s vision and mission and to uphold the Charity’s values in all day to day activities and delivery of services.
    • To ensure that SR develops a culture that promotes equality and values diversity and that the service you provide meets the needs of all stakeholders. This may involve the development and monitoring of policies and procedures to ensure the services you provide are inclusive to all.
    • To participate in SR related events as and when required.
    • In accordance with legislation, the post holder is required to undertake a proactive role in the
      management of risks in all their actions. This includes:
    • Undertaking risk assessments in line with the SR risk assessment process;
    • Reporting all incidents, near misses and hazards in line with the SR’s reporting
      arrangements/system
    • Undertaking a statutory duty of care for your own personal safety and that of others
    • Attending all statutory and mandatory health and safety training, appropriate to the role.
    Person Specification
    Qualifications/Training Essential Desirable
    GCSEs X
    Willingness to undertake training and actively seek out personal development opportunities X
    Experience
    Minimum of 2 years’ experience working within a similar environment X
    Experience of dealing with projects X
    Experience with administrative tasks X
    Knowledge and Skills
    Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint X
    Excellent spoken and written communication and interpersonal skills, inter-cultural sensitivity and confidence in dealing with a wide range of partners; X
    Meticulous attention to detail X
    Understanding of relevant legislation/charity law X
    Good understanding of the Humanitarian crisis affecting Syria and the region. X
    Ability to successfully manage a full and varied workload independently whilst working under pressure to meet deadlines. X
    The ability to perform other duties as required; X
    Self-motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects. X
    An enthusiastic approach to managing a busy workload. X
    Ability to work variable hours (which includes 4 hour shifts from 3pm – 9pm and Saturdays 12noon – 8pm) X

    Click Here to download application form, please fill it and send it in an email to Manchester@syriarelief.org.uk


  • JOB TITLE: Programmes and Institutional Partnerships Development Officer
    HOURS: Full Time (40 hours per week)
    Pay: £30,000 to £34,000 (includes London Weighting)
    LOCATION: London
    REPORTING TO: Head of London Office
    Terms of Employment:
    Permanent post, three-month probationary period.
    Please note: This post is subject to advanced security checks – namely Accuity checks, which clearance will be required
    prior to any offer of employment.

    Overview of the Organisation

    Syria Relief is a UK-Registered non-governmental, non-political, non-denominational charitable organisation that was set up in response to the crisis that has engulfed Syria since March 2011. The Charity has a turnover of £15m p.a., and the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Trustees are keen to see the organisation to continue to grow, affirming its position as the leading UK-based, Syria-focused humanitarian organisation. The Organisation’s vision and strategies are set by the Board of Trustees, and the operational management is led by the Chief Executive Officer.

    Description of the Role:

    This position requires experience of developing successful humanitarian funding applications, for institutional donors, INGOs, trusts and foundations and capacity of designing international projects, within the NGO sector. The post-holder
    will work closely with colleagues across Syria Relief, which will require frequent travel to our offices in Turkey and other international offices as necessary; to turn project needs identified from our experience of delivering assistance on the
    ground in Syria into a reality. The role requires strong communications skills and the ability to leverage relationships with Government agencies, Trusts & Foundations, Official Donors and corporate CSR opportunities with the aim of
    strategising, channelling and generating resources.
    They will be supported by Syria Relief’s Head of Programmes in Turkey and the Head of London Office. The post holder will have a key role in the delivery of Syria Relief’s current fundraising strategy and will help develop future funding
    strategies. The post-holder will work closely with Syria Relief’s Programme team, MEAL Department, and offices in Manchester and Turkey to develop new project strategies appropriate to the needs and context of the charity’s work.
    The post-holder will be highly organised with effective administrative and record keeping abilities. Capable of building up a database of updated proposals, archive all relevant project specific documentation and be able to maintain good
    records of all the activities carried out and all the donors contacted.

    Main Duties/Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with the Head of Programmes in Turkey to develop and write effective funding proposals appropriately designed for institutional donors, INGOs, foundations and trusts;
    • Implement Syria Relief’s fundraising strategy and be participate in developing future strategies;
    • Review and research new funding opportunities and develop new programmes with institutional donors which may arise as relevant to Syria Relief; be familiar with websites and other sources of information about fund
      availability for NGOs from governments and other institutions;
    • Identify and develop networks and contacts including via networking, internet and knowledge-sharing forums;
    • Identify and develop strategic relationships and partnerships with key NGOs and INGOs to collaborate/ partner in the implementation of Syria Relief’s programmes;
    • Work closely with colleagues across Syria Relief’s UK and international offices to develop new strategies and projects aligned with Syria Relief’s needs led approach;
    • Negotiate donor contracts and analyse the results to ensure that agreements put in place are cost effective and beneficial to Syria Relief and do not expose the charity to unnecessary risks or unfavourable conditions;
    • Develop a network of contacts in London in particular with Government agencies, Official Donors, Trusts & Foundations and CSR teams.
    • Travel locally and internationally, as required.

    Other Duties

    • When the Head of London Office and other members of staff are absent, provide routine administrative backup answering general and media enquiries by phone and email and opening and sending post; and
    • other tasks as delegated by the Head of London Office to contribute to the work of Syria Relief.

    Leadership Skills:

    • To promote SR’s vision and mission and to uphold the Charity’s values in all day to day activities and delivery of services.
    • To ensure that SR develops a culture that promotes equality and values diversity and that the service you provide meets the needs of all stakeholders. This may involve the development and monitoring of policies and procedures to ensure the services you provide are inclusive to all.
    • To participate in SR related events as and when required.
    • In accordance with legislation, the post holder is required to undertake a proactive role in the
      management of risks in all their actions. This includes:
    • Undertaking risk assessments in line with the SR risk assessment process;
    • Reporting all incidents, near misses and hazards in line with the SR’s reporting
      arrangements/system
    • Undertaking a statutory duty of care for your own personal safety and that of others
    • Attending all statutory and mandatory health and safety training, appropriate to the role.
    Person Specification
    Qualifications/Training Essential Desirable
    Degree level or equivalent experience (ideally in Marketing or business discipline) X
    Willingness to undertake training and actively seek out personal development opportunities X
    Alacrity to travel national and international, frequently to our UK London and Turkey office and other offices as necessary. X
    Experience
    Minimum 2 years’ experience developing projects or programmes X
    Working in the voluntary sector, particularly in the international development or humanitarian aid sectors X
    Proven experience of writing successful applications to government, trusts, foundations and other institutional funders X
    Knowledge and Skills
    Fluent in English with excellent spoken and written communication and interpersonal skills, inter-cultural sensitivity and confidence in dealing with a wide range of partners X
    Ability to provide regular written and verbal reports to a variety of audiences, internal and external X
    Meticulous attention to detail X
    Understanding of relevant legislation/charity law X
    Good understanding of the Humanitarian crisis affecting Syria and the region. X
    Ability to successfully manage a full and varied workload independently whilst working under pressure to meet deadlines. X
    The ability to perform other duties as required; X
    Self-motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects. X
    Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint and experience of using/developing databases X
    Willingness to work variable hours with occasional weekend and evening X

    We seek an enthusiastic and highly motivated Programmes and Institutional Partnerships Development Officer, with experience in writing and submitting project proposals to Government Offices, institutional donors, including INGOs, NGOs, Trusts and Foundations.

    Application procedure
    To apply please email london@syriarelief.org.ukwith the Job Title in the subject line, or post to BHMC, College Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8BP; your application by Friday, 31st May 2017 which shouldconsist of the following:-
    1. CV
    2. A covering letter briefly outlining how you meet the required qualities and skills and how you would managethe key duties and responsibilities and where appropriate, evidence (maximum 1,000 words).
    3. How you can demonstrate you have full rights to work in the UK.

    We reserve the right to close this post early, where we receive a high number of applications and you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible, to avoid disappointment. Initial interviews to take place week commencing week commencing 5th June, and suitable candidates will be invited to a second interview week commencing 12th June 2017.
    Applicants are encouraged to visit our website, read the job description carefully and person specification to assist you in completing your application.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If any of the three requirements are missing in your application, your application will not be considered.
    Please mention where you heard of this vacancy when you apply for this position.SR believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.
    Please note, the position you are applying for has been identified as requiring anAccuity Check.

    Click Here to download application form, please fill it and send it in an email to london@syriarelief.org.uk