Technical Deputy Chief of Party – DRC

Salary: Competitive, plus excellent benefits depending on the type of contract (housing and relocation allowance, international medical coverage, pension, R&R, etc.)
Duration: 1 year (renewable)
Based: Bukavu, DRC

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our DRC team, Alert’s largest country programme.

The Technical Deputy Chief of Party (D/COP) assists the Chief of Party (COP) in management of technical and programmatic aspects of the USAID-funded Solutions for Peace and Recovery (SPR) project, supporting greater participation of women and other marginalised groups in conflict prevention, resolution and recovery.

SPR will achieve this through production of inclusive conflict research and participatory analysis, capacity-building of local organisations including local partners, and training in conflict management and leadership in areas affected by conflict. This position is an integral, dedicated part of the SPR project team operating under the overall technical supervision of the SPR COP, but also part of our broader DRC team.

The Technical D/COP will have a proven ability to oversee day-to-day implementation of all three objectives, including the design, quality control, development and production of all assessments, analytical reports, field-based research, activity implementation and monitoring and evaluation.

Furthermore, we are looking for someone well organised, results and detail-oriented with a proven experience in peacebuilding/conflict transformation and familiarity with gender- and conflict-sensitive approaches.

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

To apply, please click the link below and upload the application form.


Please note that we do not accept CVs.

The closing date is 12 September 2018 at 5pm (UK time).

Interviews will take place as soon as possible, so early applications are encouraged as they will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

The selected candidate would ideally start at the latest at the beginning of October.

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.

About International Alert

International Alert works with people directly affected by conflict to build lasting peace. Together, we believe peace is within our power.

We focus on solving the root causes of conflict, bringing together people from across divides. From the grassroots to policy level, we all come together to build everyday peace, from the ground up.

Peace is just as much about communities living together, side by side, and resolving their differences without resorting to violence, as it is about people signing a treaty or laying down their arms. That is why we believe that we all have a role to play in building a more peaceful future.