Great Lakes Regional Manager at International Alert

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our Africa programme. You will be responsible for leading the consolidation and growth of Alert’s presence in the Great Lakes Region (GLR) of Africa, and providing day-to-day management support to GLR country programmes within the Africa Programme.

To be great in this job you are likely, first and foremost, to have a talent for designing and delivering innovative peacebuilding programmes and initiatives, at the same time being a problem-solver who thrives on resolving challenges.

Educated to degree level (in a relevant subject), you will have significant experience of managing field-based peacebuilding or development projects or programmes including in Africa and you will have at least 3 years’ experience of responsibility for financial management of projects including designing and managing budgets and financial reporting, along with Human Resource Management including recruitment, performance review and mentoring/support.

Note: The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements 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: Sunday 15th November 2015 at 5pm (UK time)

Initial skype interviews will take place on 25th-26th November with eventual face to face interviews for shortlisted/successful candidate/s held in London at the beginning of December on a date TBC.

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.

International Alert helps people find peaceful solutions to conflict.

We are one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with nearly 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace.

We work with local people around the world to help them build peace. And we advise governments, organisations and companies on how to support peace.

We focus on issues which influence peace, including governance, economics, gender relations, social development, climate change, and the role of businesses and international organisations in high-risk places.

Job title: Great Lakes Regional Manager

Location: Kampala, Uganda; or Kigali, Rwanda

Salary: £41,500 per annum, (more for an exceptional candidate), with benefits including accommodation, relocation package, annual flight back home and medical insurance cover.

Closing date: 15 November 2015