Finance and Administration Coordinator

Finance and Administration Coordinator



Contract Type: 

12 months’ fixed-term


Full Time, 40 hours per week


£26,132 per annum

Closing Date: 

18 September 2020

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 35 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for those effected by poverty, conflicts or natural disasters.


Islamic Relief Worldwide are currently recruiting for a Finance and Administration Coordinator position in our Malawi field office.


The Finance and Administration Coordinator will have overall responsibility to manage the national finance, administration and logistics functions and take effective control of all financial matters ensuring reporting and compliance with donors in line with Islamic Relief financial guidelines.


The successful candidate must have or be:

  • Experience as a qualified Accountant (ACCA/ ACA/ CIMA/ CCAB) or equivalent internationally recognized accounting qualification;
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present financial matters to nonfinancial managers and write and discuss proposals and budgets and grant administration in English with institutional donors and other relevant parties;
  • Maintain systems and controls to ensure the efficiency, integrity and transparency of the field office and sub-office operations in accordance with guidelines provided by IRW and internationally accepted accounting standards;
  • Provide IRW with complete, accurate and timely financial reports, including institutional donor reports where required for all projects implemented in the field office, in the required formats;
  • Assist and support the Head of Programme/Programme Managers and IRW in the preparation of budgets for project proposals and annual field office budgets;
  • Ensure the effective and efficient working of budgetary, accounting, reporting and internal control systems for the field and all sub-offices.


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.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please Note: Interviews are expected to take place on an ongoing basis and the vacancy may close earlier than the above closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Pre-employment checks:  

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

  • screening clearance
  • receipt of satisfactory references


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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