Country Director – Nigeria

  • Salary: Between 25.1 million Naira – 26.6 million Naira per year
  • Contract duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension
  • Location: Abuja, Nigeria
  • Closing date: 12 November 2021 (23:59 UK Time)

International Alert is looking for an exceptional fundraiser and peacebuilding expert to lead its Nigeria country programme. Based in Abuja, you will lead and develop Alert’s fundraising strategy and peacebuilding work in Nigeria, including outreach and relationship development with key strategic partners and donors, mapping and pursuing areas of strategic growth, and ensuring programming quality in existing initiatives on community peacebuilding, resilience and reintegration. You will oversee teams in Abuja and the northeast, with potential expansion into new areas. You will ensure effective management and oversight of implementing partners, including frequent travel to field offices.

Due to the shifting nature of donor funding and priorities in Nigeria, you will be expected to develop a clear fundraising approach and targets for 2022, targeting various funding streams and donors, including traditional grants and commercial contracts and exploring how to situate the Nigeria programme as a hub for regional Lake Chad Basin programming.

You will demonstrate strong fundraising experience, with the ability to develop and implement strategies, target key stakeholders with appropriate messaging, and maintain strong relationships with donors and implementing partners. You will have experience designing, monitoring and evaluating peacebuilding programming and packaging positive peacebuilding outcomes for strategic influencing. You will have strong managerial experience and a track record of successfully overseeing programmes in difficult operating environments, ideally with experience of remote management of field offices.

You will practice principles of fairness and equity in your professional career and you will be able to bring together your colleagues around common objectives.

Candidates must have the right to work in Nigeria

Kindly note the above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements, please read the job description.

How to apply

To apply, please follow the link below and upload your CV and cover letter. In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close applications early hence early applications are encouraged.


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 considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. All applicants will be judged strictly based on merit.

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