Head of Finance & Operations

International Alert


  • Location: London
  • Salary: £44,500 per annum
  • Closing Date: 21/10/2016

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

You will be responsible for providing strategic input to the management of the Africa Programme (AP) - budget of £8 million and working in 10 countries - and will ensure the robustness of the AP’s financial and operational management systems, in order to guarantee the integrity of the programme and enable the programme to keep pace with new demands.

With a relevant degree and specific financial management qualifications, you will have experience of working in the field with an INGO and will be able to operate comfortably both in English and in French. You will also have experience in the areas of operations and human resources management and will have successfully developed, negotiated and manged commercial bids and contracts.

With an entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to identify practical solutions to make programmatic developments feasible and sustainable, you will be a team player able to build the kind of relationships, both internally and externally, that will gain cooperation and constructively ensure compliance.

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 http://www.international-alert.org/jobs. 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. As it is unlikely that we will be able to obtain a work permit for this role, all job applicants must already have the right to work in the UK.

Closing date: 21st October 2016 at 5pm (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 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.