Head of Economy & Peacebuilding at International Alert

We are recruiting a hands-on leader to join our Peacebuilding Issues Programme (PIP), which consists of a team of experts focusing on research, advocacy and training, and on specific issues such as the economic aspects of peace, environment and climate change, governance and gender. The team generates thinking and ideas and delivers practical support on peacebuilding issues and methods.

You will manage a team within PIP providing conceptual, strategic and practical leadership and support for Alert’s work understanding economic factors of peacebuilding and influencing the economic policies and practices of governments, international organisations and businesses to ensure they are conflict-sensitive and conducive to peace.

To be great in this job you are likely, first and foremost, to have a talent for applying a high-level conceptual analysis to generate practical ideas, and tailoring and communicating these to diverse audiences with authority and empathy. You have an proven track record of leading a team to develop and implement solutions that make a positive difference on specific political economy and conflict-sensitivity issues in fragile and conflict affected states and you possess a track record of developing successful strategies and project proposals.

Having worked in at least one fragile and conflict-affected context for a minimum of two years, you will have at least five years’ experience contributing to knowledge and understanding of political economy and peacebuilding.  You will have two years or more experience of managing a team and at least two years of experience working with international institutions, businesses or governments on economic issues.  

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 23rd November 2014

Location: London, UK

Salary: £44,500 – £52,221 per annum, (subject to skills and experience), plus excellent benefits

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