Vacancy                       :           HR Co-ordinator

Location                      :           National – Based in CT

Contract                      :           6 months fixed term, with a view to permanent

Salary                          :           R243900– R244900 pa

Islamic Relief South Africa is looking to recruit a HR Co-ordinator based at our Cape Town Head Office

This position coordinates all aspects of IRSA’s Human Resources activities and supports a broad range of disciplines including:

Payroll, Payroll Tax, Time and Attendance, Training and Development, Recruitment and Selection, Health and Safety, Insurance,

Industrial Relations, Organisational Policy, System Administration and act as an Employee Liaison to Senior Management.

The position reports to the Head of Department of Finance and Support services acting as a support function, and works closely with all other HOD’s.

The HR Coordinator works directly with all 3rd party vendors who provide products and systems used in our HR functions.

  • The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role, the relevant Degree with a reputable tertiary institution and 3 – 5 years independent and generalist experience and an in depth understanding of the NGO environment.
  • Have a good understanding and empathy with the Islamic values and principles as well as commitment to IRW’s vision and mission.
  • Proven ability to assess both group and individual needs.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to organise; prioritise and work efficiently under pressure and subject to changing priorities; proven experience managing multiple projects, meeting deadlines, and using judgment and initiative in problem resolution.
  • Proven ability to record information accurately.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Excellent levels of computer literacy including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to use a HR information system including, accessing, inputting, and compiling data.
  • The verbal communication skills to communicate with a diverse group.
  • The written communication skills to produce succinct correspondence and reports.
  • The ability to research, analyse and reason logically within tight and conflicting timeframes.
  • Experience in leading and working effectively.
  • Ability to write and present information.
  • Experience in providing advice and support to senior managers on strategic matters.
  • Experience in leading projects and implementing initiatives.
  • Good emotional resilience & able to work under pressure.
  • Strong organisational skills, with an ability to multitask.
  • Demonstrate the flexibility and energy that is required for this important position.

Closing date: 31 August 2019

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If you are an honest, reliable, service-oriented, resilient, self-motivated networker and have an aspiration of serving humanity with your talents, then this job is for you.


Vacancy                        :           HOD: Programmes (National)

Location                       :           Cape Town

Contract                       :           6 months fixed term, with the view to permanent

Salary                           :            R 420 000 to R432 240


Islamic Relief South Africa is looking to recruit a Head of Department for our Programmes Department


Islamic Relief South Africa is looking for a Head of Department to lead our Programmes Department who will be responsible for providing programming leadership for Islamic Relief SA Programmes by ensuring that planning, designing, implementation, appraising, monitoring and evaluation and review of all programmes are done according to agreed strategic direction and who will be responsible for the preparation, implementation and monitoring of all programme related budgets, programme related assets, activities and for ensuring that all programme related information is organised and accessible.

The HOD of Programmes will be responsible for the overall management responsibility for IRSA’s projects in the country and ensuring the organization is focused on the socio-economic and humanitarian needs of vulnerable people.

The successful candidate will manage the increase of the organisation’s ability to tackle poverty by developing and fostering partnerships and institutional relationships effectively and proactively, and by ensuring transparent and timely reporting to the organisation’s donors.

You should be able to lead, manage and develop all programmes staff nationally order to ensure that each regional field office is capable of fully achieving its agreed targets.






  • Relevant Masters Degree with a reputable and registered institution.
  • 5 – 7 years in a similar NGO and Programmatic environment with a proven successful track record.
  • Proposal writing experience is compulsory.
  • Corporate funding experience advantageous.
  • Good understanding of the environment, its operations and dynamics.
  • Excellent relationships with the national key businesses, prayer sites, youth and community leaders.
  • Strategic leadership.
  • Management related degree.



  • The successful candidate Proven experience of managing and motivating staff and/or volunteers at a senior level
  • Management level experience of successfully setting, managing and delivering on targets
  • Proven experience of gathering, analysing and interpreting information to represent an organisation at junior and senior levels
  • Experience of generating positive publicity from local media
  • Excellent Inter-personal skills including diplomacy, tact and listening skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing strategies and work plans which help to deliver the wider organisational strategy and objectives
  • Proven experience in senior management role and ability to manage people
  • Substantial experience in marketing, branding and media and marketing and the workflow of a NGO.
  • Proven experience in leading co-ordinating and providing support to cross functional project teams.
  • Good knowledge of traditional and non-traditional Community Programmes models
  • Proven ability to work to a high standard and with an eye for detail, working under own initiative strict deadlines, and managing accounts and projects simultaneously
  • Ability to absorb specialist information across a range of areas and present this in a simple and effective manner.
  • Willingness to work effectively across all teams at Islamic Relief
  • Positive approach to working in a busy open plan office as part of a team
  • Commitment to Islamic Relief’s values and working style.
  • Ability to work outside of office hours with overnight stays as required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong understanding of local and international NGO sector and trends
  • Good project management skills
  • Excellent command of the English language – written and verbal.
  • 50% of the candidate’s time will be spent in our other regional offices.


If you fit the above requirements, are honest, reliable, service-oriented, resilient, self-motivated networker and have an aspiration of serving humanity with your talents, then this job is for you.


Please forward a copy of the completed application form (available on the website), 1 page motivational letter, all relevant certificates and your CV along with a certified copy of your ID to before the 13 June 2019.

Kindly consider the following:


If the requirements of the application as above, is not met, we will consider the application as incomplete and this will therefore not be accepted.

Please consider your application as unsuccessful if you are not contacted within a month after the closing date.

Over and above operational requirements Islamic Relief South Africa will take into account the country’s and organisational employment equity imperatives.

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