Director of Programmes - London

Salary: £59,120 - £70,000 (negotiable for an exceptional candidate), plus excellent benefits
Based: London
Closing date: Monday 14 August 2017

We are seeking an exceptional and charismatic candidate to drive technical expertise and excellence, investment and funding throughout International Alert, and to promote our position as a specialist peacebuilding organisation.

Reporting to the CEO, this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced manager with a passion for innovation, combined with a broad and extensive framework of peacebuilding knowledge and experience, to lead all our peacebuilding programmes, fundraising and design, monitoring, evaluation and learning in 20 countries globally.

As a member of Alert’s Senior Management Team you will join the leadership of the organisation as it seeks to build on its experience, develop and implement a new strategy for these new times.

You will be a great strategic thinker, with a high degree of emotional intelligence, entrepreneurial flair, and strong analytical capacity. You are a thought leader with a talent for leading and motivating others in identifying and realising innovative peacebuilding programmes in complex environments.

Educated to Master degree level in a relevant subject, you will have extensive experience of implementing peacebuilding or related work worldwide, of managing projects / programmes and people, of developing convincing project ideas and of raising funds from a range of donors.

The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements, please see the job description.

To apply, please send a CV and a covering letter with an equal opportunities form (found under the 'Downloads' section) to

In your covering letter, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for. There is no need to submit an application form.

The closing date is Monday 14 August 2017.

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.