Senior Finance and Operations Officer

Salary: £37,901 per annum, pro rata
Duration: 12 months, (maternity cover)
Based: London
Closing Date: Sunday 13th August by 23:59 (UK time)

International Alert is one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with over 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace. We are a global organisation with 25 overseas offices and more than 60% of our staff based overseas.
Alert is looking for a Senior Programme Finance and Operations Officer (SPFOO) for the South and Southeast Asia team and the Programme Advisory Unit, who will contribute to the effectiveness and implementation of the programme by supporting both managers to ensure sound financial, operational and administrative practices and management. The post holder ensures that the financial and administrative systems and procedures for the programmes and budgets in his/her specific portfolio are of high quality and are compliant with the requirements of International Alert’s donors and with relevant laws. Additionally, SPFOO actively engages with others organisationally to ensure that Alert’s overall finance and administrative systems and procedures are sound and compliant.
Educated to a degree level (in a relevant subject), you will also have extensive experience of budgets and contract management from diverse donors (such as DFID, EU, USAID, foundations) in an INGO environment including:
• Managing complex budgets and forecasts plans
• Compiling financial reports from a variety of sources
• Overseeing finance and operations for overseas offices
• People management

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

To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to, both of which can be found under ‘Downloads’. Please note we do not accept CVs. In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 21st 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 that 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.