Senior Regional Programme Officer – West Africa
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to join Alert’s 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 be part of a team of peers working to strengthen the quality and impact of our peacebuilding programmes.
You must be a fluent in English and French.
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.
Please note that the above are just some of the requirements for this role. Please click here to view the job description.
All applicants must have the permanent right to work in the country of choice among those listed as possible duty station.
International Alert prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented people including women, people from the Global South, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ people, disabled people, and other historically marginalised people.
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.