Senior Programme Finance & Operations Officer

Salary: £34,628.45 plus benefits
Duration: Permanent
Based: London, UK

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to join Alert’s Peacebuilding Advisory Unit (PAU) with a proven track resource in providing sound financial and administrative practices and management throughout the project cycle. The post holder ensures that the financial and administrative systems and procedures are of high quality and compliant with requirements of Alert, donors and law for the programmes and budgets in their specific portfolio.

The post holder will provide the PAU team with expert, accessible financial and operational advice and information. They will contribute to the strategic evolution of the PAU team, alongside other members of the team, with a specific lead on aspects of operational growth and consolidation.
To be great in this job 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

These are some of the requirements for the job. For more details please read the job description (see below).

To apply, please click the button below and submit an up-to-date CV and a short (1-2 page) statement on why you consider yourself to be a strong candidate, including 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.

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.

The deadline for applications is Friday 20 March at 5:00pm (UK time).

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.