Salary: £38,543 per annum (more for an exceptional candidate) + excellent
Closing date: Monday 7th December at 5pm (Interviews will be held the
first two weeks of January 2010)
We are looking for a talented individual to lead our strategic work on
gender and peacebuilding. This is a new position based in the Gender and
You have a talent for leading innovative new thinking and driving
strategy. You understand that change requires, time, incentives and
evidence based advocacy. You know that effective peacebuilding has to be
built on an understanding of how men and women contribute to and
experience conflict differently. You are persuasive, because you know how
to build a change strategy based on a thorough understanding of the
constraints and opportunities faced by people at both community and
headquarters levels. You build the trust of people because you are tactful
and perceptive and understand how to engage them in developing and
implementing new ideas. You are creative and know how to transform a
sophisticated understanding of gender into practical ways of working for
those who work and live in complex situations.
With a relevant degree, you also have a proven track record of achieving
advocacy goals in the governance, peace or development sphere.
Applicants will also have experience of working on peacebuilding or
development in a conflict affected environment; writing evidence-based
advocacy reports and position papers on gender or related issues and of
raising funds and managing staff. The ability to lead others in developing
commonly owned plans, analysis and strategy and excellent communication,
networking and inter-personal skills are also essential.
the job description.
Alternatively, contact Yasmin Yusuf on 020 7627 6874 or email
Please note that due to limited resources, only short-listed candidates
will be further contacted after the closing date. International Alert is
an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on
the basis of merit.