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Offer: Jobs: 2 Programme Manager posts, based in London, UK for International Alert

2 Programme Manager posts, based in London, UK for International Alert

Location: London, UK
Salary: £46,624 per annum + excellent benefits, including pension contributions, relocation package, and subsidised membership of a local sport club.
Closing Date: 26th June 2011 (by midnight GMT) Interviews for West Africa PM: week commencing 25th July 2011, and for Peacebuilding Issues PM: week commencing 1st August

International Alert is one of the world’s leading peacebuilding NGOs with more than 155 staff based in London and 15 field offices. It works with people who are directly affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects of peace. And it seeks to influence the policies and ways of working of governments, international organisations like the UN and multinational companies, to reduce conflict risk and increase the prospects of peace.

The Programme Manager (West Africa) will lead and manage the International Alert Programme in the region, ensuring that it is:

- staffed by talented and motivated people
- based on a clear, sound strategy
- funded to allow both sustainability of programming and innovation
- comprised of projects which are implemented and evaluated with a discernable impact on peace
- managing resources well, with due regard for Alert’s, donors’ and other norms.

In addition to several years’ experience of implementing peacebuilding or related work in the field, in conflict-affected contexts either in or in places similar to the region, the successful candidate will have sound experience in project/programme management – preferably within an international NGO. You will have designed several project proposals which attracted funding, have experience of donor relations, and have worked in a variety of operational partnerships. The ability to lead and manage complex cross-cultural teams, coupled with the ability to adapt to a changing environment, is essential.

Work experience in and a strong grasp of the political context of the region is desirable, as is the ability to write fluently in French to a high professional standard. You will need to travel frequently to the region. Occasional trips elsewhere can also be expected.

For the Programme Manager (Peacebuilding Issues Programme), the successful candidate will have several years’ experience of project/programme management and peacebuilding work – preferably within an international NGO. Applicants will also have a strong and proven capacity to lead and manage effective teams, including change management.

You will be up-to-date on the ways that the issues on which Alert works affect the prospects for peace, and have experience working on peacebuilding issues in conflict-affected contexts. You are adept at managing relationships. You are also good at identifying strategic priorities and communicating these to others in an inspiring way. Skills and experience in at least two of the following is also essential: research, training and advocacy.

Practical experience in impact evaluation is desirable, as is a second international language in addition to English, such as French, Arabic, Russian and/or Spanish. You will need to travel irregularly to conflict-affected countries and to Western capitals.

Applicants for both posts will be able to communicate clearly and cogently in English, in writing and speech, and be able to demonstrate a track record in thinking strategically.

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