Corporate Engagement Adviser - London

Salary: £37,901 per annum, plus excellent benefits
Based: London
Closing date: Sunday 13 August 2017

International Alert is looking for an exceptional candidate to join our Economic Development for Peace team in our London-based thematic Peacebuilding Advisory Unit (PAU).

You will be responsible for leading on implementation of our Conflict Sensitive Business Practice with businesses, supporting and collaborating with country programmes and other PAU strands to develop and implement projects on issues related to corporate engagement, along with conducting research and analysis to develop key advocacy messages which inform project development and implementation. Your work will include representing Alert in relevant advocacy platforms along with delivering high quality trainings to a range of actors including private sector, government agencies and civil society and/or community members.

With a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject, you will have extensive experience in working with commercial enterprises, particularly from the extractives sector, operating in conflict-affected areas with the specific aim of improving their business practices and working on business and human rights issues globally, locally and in particular in conflict-affected countries.

With strong analytical, research and writing skills, coupled with a proven ability to develop and sustain strategic relationships with key actors and partners implementing projects jointly, you will enjoy working in a diverse team and contributing to the development and fulfilment of our team strategy. Knowledge and understanding of frameworks relevant to business and human rights, a proven track record in successful project management and fundraising, and designing and implementing research projects are some of the essential requirements.

The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full requirements and an application pack (the person specification section of which will form the basis for shortlisting), please see the job description.

To apply please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form (both of which can be found under ‘Downloads’) to jobs@international-alert.orgPlease note we do not accept CVs.

In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.

Interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 7 August.

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 judged strictly on the basis of merit.