Senior Programme Design & Assessment Officer, Africa at International Alert

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join our Africa team.

You will be responsible for pro-actively supporting a team in designing high quality strategies, programmes and projects, securing new funding, and monitoring and improving quality and impact of Alert’s work through better DM&E.  You will support growth from our existing regional programs and help to initiate and design new business. 

You will be adaptable, creative and innovative, tailoring your approach to the specific characteristics of each opportunity, along with having acquired a keen eye for detail and accuracy.  You are knowledgeable about peacebuilding and international development; possess excellent writing skills and a flair for grasping key ideas and actions through a combination of desk research, consultation and discussion with colleagues and partners.  You will also have worked in the field, thus drawing on personal implementation and monitoring and evaluation experiences in designing new projects.

In turn Alert will offer you the exciting opportunity to be involved with developing and expanding our presence overseas and be part of a team of peers working in Alert’s programmes to strengthen the quality and impact of our peacebuilding.

Note: The above are some of the requirements for the job.  For the full job requirements for each role 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].

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 or specific field offices.

Job title: Senior Programme Design & Assessment Officer, Africa

Location: London, Bamako, Bukavu, Goma, Kampala, Kigali, or Nairobi with regular travel (dependent on successful candidate’s work permit status)

Salary: £37,526 per annum, plus benefits for London based staff. For others the £3,000 London waiting supplement will be deducted.

Contract: Full time for 10 months (maternity cover)

Closing date: 25 June 2015, 5pm