Head of Research and Development
Closing date: 26th February 2018
Location: Birmingham, UK
Salary: starting from £46,357
The Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD) is recruiting for the position of a Head of Research and Development, who will play a key role in the overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Research and Development departments and will manage a group of researchers.
The role will lead on the conceptualisation, development, implementation and regular review of the Department’s strategy, work plans, and systems to achieve the agreed departmental objectives. The role will contribute towards the development and management of research projects and partnerships with academic bodies, partners and field offices. Part of this will also include responsibility for developing and maintaining a network of contacts within the NGO and Academic community to arrive at collectively improved research and development practice.
S/he will also be responsible for preparing comparative analyses of operating programs by analysing costs in relation to services performed during previous fiscal years and submits reports to Operations Director with recommendations for budget revisions. Of equal importance, the post holder is responsible for ensuring and, proactively promoting and fostering a culture in which Islamic principles, values and approaches which are adopted by IR are consistently respected, applied and complied with in the delivery of the country / division / unit objectives and in the conduct of its employees.
It is essential that the candidate has doctorate or equivalent, preferably in an aspect of relevance to the post and/or Islamic Relief’s broader development work. In exceptional circumstances, very substantial work experience may replace a terminal degree, though a post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline is essential. Together with track record of successful supervision of researchers, of academic merit, such as research staff, postgraduate students and/or professional delegates, s/he must be able to think strategically and identify research opportunities.
The candidate must have ability, motivation, and willingness to travel abroad and act independently. A good track record of successful income generation from research and/or consultancy bids is considered to be desirable for this role.
Please be informed that the interview for this role is scheduled to take place on the 7th March 2018. Note also that all successful candidates will be subject to screening.
Please apply by downloading the application pack from below and forward the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the closing date.
HAD alongside Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct. We will carry out screening checks and will take out references on your behalf if you are selected.
Please note, for UK based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. We are unable to progress applications which would require sponsorship.
Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of HAD and Islamic Relief.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
HAD and Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer.
Only applications from those who already have the right to live and work within the UK will be considered.