Position Identification

Position Title: Community Liaison Officer

Organisation: Islamic Relief South Africa

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Vacancies Available: Two

Reports to: Orphans and Child Welfare Officer

Purpose of the Position

  • Collect orphan’s data

Main Accountability

  • Maintain updated and accurate data on orphans’ status and needs

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct registration and home visits for new registered orphans.
  • Conduct home visits for sponsored orphans (a minimum of one visit annually), follow up their progress, collect data, prepare annual progress reports (APRs) according to IRPAL program policies and procedures
  • Carry out the necessary office work, including orphans’ files keeping and archiving according to IRPAL policies and procedures
  • Organize and facilitate awareness and learning sessions/ workshops for orphans and guardians.
  • Participate in IRPAL activities and projects targeting orphans implemented by OSP or other projects/ programs
  • Carry out other responsibilities and duties within reason as requested by line manager.
  • Assist with distribution of monthly food vouchers.

Targets/indicators/ means of verification

  • Home visits reports
  • Awareness sessions log

Skills Required

  • Proficiency in English, Khosa and/or Afrikaans

Key Islamic Relief Qualities Required

  • It is essential that the post holder shows a good understanding and sympathy with Islamic values and principles as well as commitment to IR’s vision and mission as per below:

 Our actions in tackling poverty are marked by excellence in our operations and conduct which are deserving of the people we serve.

 In responding to poverty and suffering our efforts are driven by sincerity to God and the need to fulfil our obligations to humanity

 Our work is founded on enabling people and institutions to fulfil the rights of the poor and vulnerable. We work to empower the dispossessed towards realising their God-given human potential and developing their capabilities and resources.

 We believe the protection and well-being of every life is of paramount importance and we shall join with other humanitarian actors to act as one in responding to suffering brought on by disasters, poverty and injustice.

 We uphold our duty of custodianship over the earth, its resources and the trust people place in us as humanitarian and development practitioners to be transparent and accountable.

Closing date: C.O.B. Wednesday, 30th March 2022

Please forward a copy of the completed application form, which is available on our website at www.islamic-relief.org.za/about-us/vacancies/current-vacancies/,a 1 page motivational letter and your CV along with a certified copy of your ID document to recruitment@islamic-relief.org.za before the 30th March 2022.

Dearest applicant, kindly consider the following:

If any of the requested documents are not included in your submission, your application will deemed incomplete and will therefore not be considered.

We are unfortunately unable to acknowledge receipt of all applications. Should you not receive communication from us by 2nd April 2022, , then kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

Over and above operational requirements, Islamic Relief South Africa gives due consideration to our national and organisational employment equity imperatives.


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