Senior Programme Design & Assessment Officer, Africa Programme

International Alert


Salary: Competitive, plus excellent benefits
Duration: Permanent
Based: London, UK
Closing date: 9 August 2019

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to join our Africa programme.

With a proven ability in programme and project design and a talent for logical thinking, which supports the translation of complex ideas into fundable project proposals, you will be skilled at leading and facilitating a team through the conceptual idea development to proposal submission. You will have a track record of projects successfully designed and funded, and you will pursue new business opportunities with an entrepreneurial spirit and determination.

You will be adaptable, creative and innovative, tailoring your approach to the specific characteristics of each opportunity. You will be knowledgeable about peacebuilding and international development; possess excellent writing skills and attention to detail, and have a flair for grasping key ideas and actions through a combination of desk research and consultation with colleagues and partners. You will be a collaborative team player who builds on colleagues’ knowledge and expertise to develop innovative projects and to maximise learning. You will also have worked on peacebuilding or development projects, thus drawing on personal design and monitoring and evaluation experiences in developing new projects.

To be great in this job you are likely to have a talent for working with others to develop, frame, communicate and fundraise for programmes that combine conceptual and practical innovation, and have a clear and measurable impact on peace. In return, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse team across Africa, developing and expanding our work, and to be part of a team of peers working to strengthen the quality and impact of our peacebuilding programmes.

Job Summary

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How To Apply

Note, the above include some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements and how to apply, please visit and upload your CV and cover letter.

As it is unlikely that we will be able to obtain a work permit for this role, all job applicants must already have the right to work in the UK.

The deadline for applications is 9 August 2019 (5pm UK time). Interviews will take place during the week commencing 26 August 2019.

International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Type: Full Time

Application Deadline: 08/09/2019

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