Head of Support Services

  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year

Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 36 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’s International Programmes division is recruiting for the position of a Head of Support Services to be based from our Kabul office, Afghanistan. The Head of Support Services is the strategic lead for the overall management of the Finance & Supply Chain function and is responsible for ensuring efficiency, integrity and transparency of the office and sub-office in accordance with IR guidelines, national legal requirements and internationally accepted standards.

The successful candidate must have or be:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACMA, ACCA/ACA/CIMA/CCAB, MBA)
  • Experience in working independently and providing initiative in improving finance and Supply Chain functions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to present financial matters to non-financial managers.
  • Ability to manage and supervise finance and non-finance staff in multiple and remote locations.
  • Ability to think and act strategically. A high degree of computer literacy in Microsoft Office and IRW’s financial systems.
  • Ability to develop and build capacities of staff

For more information, please click on the Documents tab above to view the full Job Description.

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. Afghan Nationals are encouraged to apply.

PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place in mid-April 2023. Previous applicants may need not re-apply.

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.

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

How to apply


Deadline: 26 Mar 2023