Director, Peacebuilding Advisory Unit

International Alert



Salary: £57,070 – £59,959 (excellent benefits: 10% non-contributory pension, 25 days annual leave plus UK public holidays, gym benefit, season ticket loan, cycle scheme)
Duration: Permanent contract
Based: London

This is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational peacebuilder with years of experience working on relevant thematic issues, a passion for peace and a commitment to delivering tangible change in often challenging situations. You will be a key leader at International Alert, one of the world’s largest and most respected peacebuilding organisations.

Reporting to the Director of Programmes, this position is for an experienced manager with a passion for innovation, combined with strong peacebuilding knowledge and experience delivering research, training and/or advocacy. You will lead 15 staff, providing advice, guidance and thought leadership to key thematic topics (currently including: gender, natural resource management, private sector engagement, conflict-sensitivity, preventing violent extremism). You will be instrumental in enabling the team to facilitate cross-organisational collaboration, learning and capacity development including on influencing, partnerships and dialogue. You will help ensure that we connect the different levels of our work, from the grassroots to the corridors of power, feeding into wider peacebuilding initiatives and formal peace processes.

You will be joining International Alert at an exciting time as we start to implement our ambitious new strategy. As a senior staff member, you will be expected to help shape how Alert will deliver the strategy, including possible changes to the way we work. Good at networking, you will be key to helping develop our new strategic priorities within our thematic programmes. We are looking for entrepreneurial flair, with demonstrable experience in setting strategy and resource mobilisation. You must have a talent for motivating others in identifying and realising innovative peacebuilding programmes in complex environments.

We are seeking a candidate with strong peacebuilding expertise combined with excellent management and fundraising skills. Managing a budget of over £1.5 million currently, you will have experience to lead the design of programmes and secure funds from donors, as well as to bid for commercial contracts and consultancies.

How To Apply

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Closing date: 23 July 2019 23.59pm (UK time)

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: 07/23/2019