Country Manager - Liberia

International Alert


  • Location: Monrovia
  • Closing Date: 21/10/2016

We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual who has a talent for strategic programme development in the peacebuilding sector. To do this you will have strong process and interpersonal skills which will enable you to gain and maintain the trust and respect of government actors, the business community and local civil society organisations.

You will be responsible for leading and developing Alert’s peacebuilding work in Liberia. This will involve managing the country programme, supervising the work of partners and ensuring quality control of Alert’s peacebuilding outcomes, as well as financial oversight. You will be managing current initiatives, in the area of natural resource management and security governance, whilst assessing longer term programming opportunities in the country. Alert’s methodology is based on long term engagement in conflict affected regions and you will be required to develop a clear strategy that can be sustained over time, a strategy which will also make reference to the wider West Africa/Sahel region.

With a degree in a relevant subject, you will have substantial experience in peacebuilding, including directly in at least two of Alert’s thematic areas of work (eg. Governance, political economy, gender and peacebuilding, natural resource management, conflict sensitivity). In addition to this we are looking for a person who is experienced in management, supervision and delivery of research outputs. You will have an eye for detail in project management and enjoy working in a diverse team.

Benefits: International Alert offers you a comprehensive benefits package including net salary (with tax contributions by Alert where required), 25 days annual leave and 10% contribution to a pension fund. Accommodation allowance (while on deployments), sick pay provision, medical tests and cover, and opportunities for learning and professional development.

The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job description and an application pack (the person specification section of which will form the basis of short-listing), please visit In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.

To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to [email protected] , both of which can be found under ‘Downloads’.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date: 21st October, 2016 at 5pm (UK time), however due to the urgency of this role, we will be reviewing CVs and interviewing candidates in advance of the closing date. For this reason, interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.

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.