Job Overview: This position will strive primarily for getting AKHUWAT registered with corporations, which make donations for welfare and poverty alleviation, plan and implement grant programs from its application to approval and utilization as well develop donor development programs for high-end donors.
In short, the ideal candidate will perform grant research, grant writing, grant program design and implementation, compliance and grant reporting.
The most crucial part of the job is to identify potential grant support from government agencies, foundations, and business organizations to tap their corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Akhuwat, as a non-profit organization was established in 2001, but the concept of Akhuwat dates back to the year 622 CE founded upon the Islamic principle and tradition of solidarity, or MawaKhat (مواخات). In the year of the Hijra, fourteen hundred years ago the followers of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) persecuted by the Qurash of Mecca left their wealth and lands behind and sought refuge in Yatrib, later renamed Medina. The Prophet (PHUB) called out to the people of Medina, urging them to treat the people of Mecca as their brothers. What followed was a phenomenon unprecedented in world history. The people of Medina pledged that from then onwards, they would share half of whatever they owned with their brethren from Mecca. This bond of Akhuwat on the face of it was to defuse a temporary calamity. In reality, it was to lay the enduring tradition of solidarity with one’s fellow citizens. It propagated inclusion instead of expulsion, social entrepreneurship rather than charity, growth as opposed to stagnation. The economic dividends of such an arrangement were apparent in a more equitable distribution of wealth and resources rather than their accumulation in the hands of a few stifling growth and stability and the creation of a healthy consumer base rather than hapless dependants. Akhuwat in the present century aspires to revive, this tradition, these age-old principles and MawaKhat (مواخات) remains its guiding purpose. While Akhuwat derives its inspiration from the Islamic tradition of MawaKhat (مواخات) the message and programs of Akhuwat remain universal and all-embracing. Akhuwat does not discriminate on a basis of religion, sect, caste, colour, creed or gender rather it provides support to all those in need. It places particular emphasis on ethnic and religious minorities with the purpose to create a better and more just world; a world advocating mutual fraternity and inter-faith harmony.