Executive Assistant

This is an exciting opportunity to join International Alert as Executive Assistant, in this critical role supporting our Executive Director, Board of Trustees and wider Executive Team in fulfilling their roles in governance, leadership and management of the organization. You’ll be pivotal to ensuring the smooth running of our leadership and governance meetings, and will coordinate other initiatives across the organisation.

Our ideal candidate will bring strong administrative and coordination skills, with a talent for building strong working relationships across multiple teams and countries. We’re looking for a confident and proactive communicator (both verbally and in writing) and highly computer literate. You will be enthusiastic about our peacebuilding mission, and comfortable with a degree of uncertainty: your day will inevitably involve challenging tasks and small, and exposure to International Alert’s staff and stakeholders at all levels of the organisation. You will have a distinct advantage if you have previously worked for an international organisation and are proficient in languages other than English.

Note: The above include some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements, please read the job description.


  • Salary: £29,189 per annum
  • Contract duration: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Closing date: 29 September 2021 (17:00 pm UK Time)

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 an ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged to avoid disappointment.

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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.