Senior Advocacy Officer

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual with a background in policy advocacy, to contribute to growing International Alert’s organisational influence at both the country and global level on a diverse range of issues related to peacebuilding.

This position will provide high quality advice to teams across Africa, the Middle East and Asia, related to advocacy strategy, design, monitoring and evaluation. It will identify and engineer opportunities to advance country program influencing priorities and buildout the organisation’s advocacy skills set through training and accompaniment. The role will also involve cultivating relationships of influence with relevant institutional interlocutors and associated representational duties.

This position requires proven abilities in the development and delivery of advocacy strategies, policy formulation, representation and collaboration across teams delivering on-the-ground programming. The ideal candidate would possess strong existing networks with relevant national, regional and/or international actors, have strong interpersonal and communications skills. All applicants must be fluent in English and French (written and spoken).

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


  • Contract duration: 3 years
  • Location: Flexible (Alert office location)
  • Closing date: 19 March 2021 (5pm UK time). Interviews will likely commence towards the end of the week beginning 22 March.

We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore it is not possible to include details here.

How to apply

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

Country offices: DRC, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Ukraine, UK

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 based on merit.