Head of Business Development

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced institutional funding professional to join our new business development function to drive donor engagement and new funding at Alert. You will be responsible for identifying and tapping into new funding markets and coordinating HQ-led engagement with the top peacebuilding donors.

You will also work closely with regional and country teams to share information and intel to support business development in-country. We are looking for someone adept at networking and building relationships internally and externally, with a proven track record in securing new funding. You should bring a deep knowledge of key peacebuilding multilateral and bilateral institutions, ideally with a specialism in the UN, EU, FCDO, USAID, and/or other European bilateral funders.

In return, you will have the opportunity to join a dynamic and creative team, working with senior leadership in HQ and within Alert’s country programmes to drive new funding opportunities for the organisation. As a new position you will also have the opportunity to shape the role, and so a proactive, entrepreneurial approach is a must.

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


  • Salary: £45,372 per annum plus excellent benefits
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: London or The Hague
  • Closing date: 14 May 2021 (23.59 UK time)

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All Applicants must have the Right to work in the UK or the Netherlands

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and Alert reserves the right to bring the closing date forward so 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.