Salary: £40,321 p.a. (with more for an exceptional candidate) + excellent benefits. Based: London with travel throughout the South Caucasus and Central Asia
We are looking for a talented individual who will work closely with the Projects Director Eurasia Programme and Projects Support Officer as well as with wider Eurasia team to both implement existing programme commitments and develop new programming opportunities around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and on regional peacebuilding initiatives in the South Caucasus. In particular, the post holder will work at a high level with political, civil society and business leaderships, nurturing strategic partnerships and crafting programme strategy at the track 1.5 Level. Some of this work will reach beyond the South Caucasus. The Senior Adviser will contribute to the International Alert's work in Kyrgyzstan and in other parts of Central Asia.
Educated to degree level (in social sciences or related field), you will have at least 5 years' experience of working at senior level in an international environment related to peacebuilding and of working in the South Caucasus on peacebuilding initiative/s, with a focus on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Experience managing high level relationships, including with donors, international organisations and authorities is also essential.
You will be fluent in English and Russian South Caucasus, with knowledge of Central Asia and wider Former Soviet Union region and the political, social and cultural context.
Please note we do not accept CVs. In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.
For job details and an application pack, visit www.international-alert.org
To apply, please send a completed application form to Rebecca Shepherd
For any questions, please contact, contact Simon Tiller on 020 7627 6866
Closing date: 30 November 2010 at 5pm UK time.
Interviews will take place during the week beginning 13th December 2010. 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 is an independent peacebuilding organisation that has worked for over 20 years to lay the foundations for lasting peace and security in communities affected by violent conflict. Our multifaceted approach focuses both in and across various regions; aiming to shape policies and practices that affect peacebuilding; and helping build skills and capacity through training.
Our field work is based in Africa, South Asia, the South Caucasus, Central Asia, Latin America, Lebanon and the Philippines. Our thematic projects work at local, regional and international levels, focusing on cross-cutting issues critical to building sustainable peace. These include business and economy, gender, governance, aid, security and justice. We are one of the world's leading peacebuilding NGOs with more than 125 staff based in London and our 13 field offices.