IDB2940 - Senior Trust Fund Management Specialist

Business Unit: Vice President Operations
Division: Al-Aqsa & Palestine Funds
Department: Special & Trust Funds
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
Closing date: 01-Feb-2023


To plan, review, assess, manage and coordinate approved Trust Funds Projects; work closely with donors, beneficiaries and other internal/external stakeholders to successfully implement identified projects; facilitate faster approval and implementation of emergency projects.


Strategic & Operational Planning:

• Provide support in developing Al-Aqsa (Palestine Trust Funds) strategies, policies, procedures and programs

• Contribute effectively to the development of the PTF Strategic Framework, and operational KPIs linked to PTF strategy.

• Contribute in the development and implementation of PTF policies, procedures and guidelines

. • Provide necessary assistance in the preparation of annual administrative budget for programs and activities identified to be financed by each Trust Fund.

Project Management and Implementation:

• Assess new projects proposals and determine whether such projects are suitable for funding as per trust funds guidelines, Aqsa Fund and IsDB’s guidelines, vision, mission and objectives.

• Manage the on-going projects to ensure that the work progress is following the agreed plan and the signed contract.

• Follow up with the concerned team internally for timely disbursements of funds. • Provide necessary guidance on planning, implementation, reporting and closure. • Assess various contracts, MOUs and other legal documents prepared during the project life cycle in coordination with other departments.

• Improve projects portfolio management process, with the aim of maximizing value and successful implementation • Provide advice and technical expertise on the design and implementation process of trust funds.

Project Communication and Coordination:

• Prepare periodic progress reports on projects performance to donors and Aqsa Fund management committee

• Follow up on projects performance by travelling to sensitive areas like West Bank and Gaza as and when required. And conducting Virtual Field visits when not possible to travel • Supervise support staff and consultants in the field for timely and effective completion of projects.

• Identify the right tools, techniques, technologies and methodologies required for monitoring a running project.

• Ensure involvement of all necessary stakeholders in the assessment process of new projects. • Represent IsDB at regional and international conferences, seminars, and workshops on development programs

Emergency Response:

• Perform detailed analysis of an emergency request and ensure proper coordination with possible partners in emergency situations.

• Prepare detailed proposal memo for handling the emergency request.

• Assess the received proposals from implementation vendors for identifying the right partner for emergency projects

• Track the progress of emergency operations, review and assess the submitted progress reports

Knowledge Sharing & Innovation:

• Provide expertise and guidance to less experienced staff trust funds management techniques.

• Disseminate knowledge and technical information where and when needed.

• Prepare and present regular progress reports to keep the PTF seniors fully abreast of the latest developments in the business.


Academic and professional qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. (Preferably Civil, Architecture, Industrial)

• Minimum 8 years of relevant experience, of which minimum of 4 years in a development sector.

• Demonstrated experience in managing development and relief programs/operations especially in areas impacted by conflict


•English •Mandatory

•Arabic •Mandatory

•French •Preferred