Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Vacancy at International Alert - Head of Economy & Peacebuilding, Peacebuilding Issues Programme

Based: London

The International Alert are recruiting a hands-on leader to join our Peacebuilding Issues Programme (PIP), which consists of a team of experts focusing on training, advocacy and research, and on specific issues such as environment and climate change, governance, the economic aspects of peace and gender, providing ideas and practical support on peacebuilding issues and methods.

The applicant, if selected,  will manage a team within the PIP, and provide conceptual, strategic and practical leadership and support for Alert’s work influencing the economic policies and practices of governments, international organisations and businesses so they are conflict-sensitive and conducive to peace.

The employee will further develop methods and tools for influencing and improving economic policies and practices, and will play an active role in the design and delivery of research, training, advice and advocacy projects for IA. To be great in this job you are likely, first and foremost, to have a talent for applying a high-level conceptual analysis to generate practical ideas, and tailoring and communicating these to diverse audiences with authority and empathy.

You understand how economic factors make a difference for peace. Having proven experience making a difference on political economy and conflict-sensitivity issues, you possess a track record of developing successful strategies and project proposals, and raising funds from a broad base of institutional donors.
Note: The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements and an application pack (the person specification section of which will form the basis of short-listing), please visit In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.
To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to , both of which can be found under ‘Downloads’.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
Closing date:  Wednesday 18th June 2014 at 5pm (UK time)
Interview dates: Week commencing 30th June 2014.

Salary: £44,500 – £52,221 per annum, (subject to skills and experience), plus excellent benefits
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 that 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.

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