Head of Natural Resource Management & Climate Change (maternity cover)

Salary: £45,371.51 per annum, plus excellent benefits
Based: London, UK or The Hague, Netherlands

International Alert (Alert) is looking for a dynamic leader for the post of Head of Natural Resource Management and Climate Change on a 12-month maternity leave cover. The successful candidate will provide hands-on leadership and advice to colleagues and external collaborators on natural resource management (NRM) and climate change (CC) adaptation and resilience as they link to peacebuilding and security. They will lead and support the development, implementation and growth of Alert’s programming on these issues including influencing the policy and practice of others.
Working closely with country programmes and other thematic teams, s/he will develop and identify opportunities for Alert’s work both on the ground as well as globally. They will lead and support research, advocacy and training on issues such as NRM and conflict mitigation, conflict-sensitive climate adaptation and resilience, and human security issues related to NRM, CC and the environment.

We are looking for a collaborative team player who has the ability to apply high-level conceptual analysis to generate practical ideas, and tailor and communicate these to diverse audiences with authority and empathy.

These are some of the requirements for the job. For more details please read the job description (the person specification section of which will form the basis of shortlisting).

To apply, please follow this link and click ‘Apply for this job’ - you should submit an up-to-date CV and a short (1-2 page) statement on why you consider yourself to be a strong candidate, and how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification.

As it is unlikely that we will be able to obtain a Work Permit for this role, all job applicants should already have the right to work in the UK and/or the Hague depending on the candidate's application.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, therefore shortlisting and interviews may commence prior to the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Closing date: Monday 6 January 2020 at 5:00pm (UK time)

Interviews: 13-14 January

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.