Adviser, Peacebuilding and Private Sector Engagement

International Alert


Salary (if position based in London): £34,628 per annum, plus excellent benefits

Duration: Permanent

Based: London (with the possibility of being based in The Hague or Nairobi)


We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our Economic Development for Peace team in our London-based thematic Peacebuilding Advisory Unit (PAU). You will be responsible for leading on implementation of Alert’s Conflict Sensitive Business Practice with businesses, supporting and collaborating with country programmes and other PAU strands to develop and implement projects on issues related to private sector engagement, along with conducting research and analysis to develop key advocacy messages which inform project development and implementation. Your work will also include fundraising and delivering trainings to a range of actors including private sector, government agencies and civil society and/or community members.

With a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject, you will have extensive experience in working with commercial enterprises, particularly from the extractives sector and/or natural resources, operating in conflict-affected areas with the specific aim of improving their business practices and working on business and human rights, and/or sustainable development issues globally, locally and in particular in conflict-affected countries.

With strong analytical, research and writing skills, coupled with a proven ability to develop and sustain strategic relationships with key actors and partners implementing projects jointly, you will enjoy working in a diverse team and contributing to the development and fulfilment of our team strategy. Knowledge and understanding of frameworks relevant to business and human rights, a proven track record in successful project management, experience of designing and delivering high-quality training, particularly to companies, and knowledge of political economy of conflict policy initiatives and research debates, are some of the essential requirements.

How To Apply

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Applicants must have the right to work in the country you are applying for.

Closing date: 29 July 2019 at 23.59pm (UK time)

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 12 August 2019.

 While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources.  Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.

Type: Full Time

Application Deadline: 07/29/2019