The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) aims to develop human capital through organizing training programs, orientation, and knowledge seminars, using traditional as well as modern technology-based learning methods. Training activities also involve improving quality, efficiency, impact and cost-effectiveness of capacity building programs, resource mobilization, developing training packages, and building partnerships with private sector institutions.
IRTI endeavors to provide IsDB Member Countries (MCs) with the necessary learning leading to development solutions. Training activities are built based on the available knowledge inside and outside IRTI, and usually courses are delivered based on the needs expressed by the MCs. The training activities are also integrated and in line with the global efforts of the IsDB Group to support economic and social development in MCs.
In implementing its training activities, IRTI maintains close liaison with national, regional and international institutions of repute and centers of excellence. IRTI training courses are provided in each of the three official languages of IsDB, namely Arabic, English and French, covering the following themes:
Capacity Development Programs (CDP)
In this category, courses are organized in collaboration with the national institutions designated by the IsDB Governors of the host countries. Participants in these courses are nominated by the respective IsDB Governors of the invited country. Based on coverage, IRTI training courses fall in one of the following categories:
Local: In such courses, participants come from the host country only.
Regional: In these courses, in addition to participants from the host country, participants from selected IsDB Member Countries are also invited through their respective IsDB Governors.
Fee-Based Learning Program
In this category, courses are mainly organized in collaboration with the private sector institutions at local and regional levels under mutually agreed terms and conditions. Courses are fee-based. Participants may be selected from either the private sector or the public sector without necessarily seeking the consent of the IsDB Governors.
Tailored and Customized Learning Programs
In this category, courses are fee-based, customized and tailor-made to suit to specific requirements of any region, country or organization.
MOOCs on edX Platform
In 2015, IRTI launched the Online Learning Program (OLP) to provide Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Islamic Finance and Banking through the edX online learning platform. This program has offered eight courses so far. The courses have been archived and are therefore available for interested learners to take at their own pace. More details are available here: https://www.edx.org/school/irtix
The following criteria designed for the potential instructors hired by IRTI to deliver a specific training program.: 1. Academic Background
IRTI TSPM – V2 June 2020
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant field including finance, business, commerce, economics, etc. PhD and master’s level degrees are preferred. 2. Professional Experience and Exposure
Work Experience: At least three to five years of practical working experience with the subject matter of the course. Resume with current and previous work history and three references must be provided to be considered for Instructor position.
Publications: Candidates who have written published articles or books relevant to the
subject matter are preferred as they are considered to be experts in their field.
Certification: Certain courses require certified instructors (i.e., PMI, PPP and TTT).
3. Teaching/Training Experience
At least two years of experience facilitating or teaching adults.
Exceptions may be made for instructors who have significant industry knowledge or experience but do not have experience in training. In these cases, the candidate must agree to complete Train the Trainer Program, co-
teach a course with an experienced instructor who will also serve as a presentation skills coach.
The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, is organizing a Training Course on “Fintech and its Applications on Awqaf” scheduled to be on December 24 - 26, 2019 in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.