This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and dynamic peacebuilding, humanitarian or development leader with a strong programming background working on at least one of the Eurasia regions, and a commitment to delivering tangible and sustained positive change in often challenging situations. You will be a key leader at International Alert, one of the world’s largest and most respected peacebuilding organisations with a 30-year track record.

Reporting to the Director of Programmes, this position is for an experienced manager with a passion for innovation and the strategic vision to guide the consolidation and deepening of our regional peacebuilding programmes across diverse contexts. You will provide leadership and guidance to 30+ staff across these regions and in London, directly managing the team’s Country Representatives, while collaborating closely with our Africa and Asia-MENA regional programmes and Peacebuilding Advisory Unit.

You will provide strategic leadership for the Eurasia programme, ensuring that each of our country teams contributes towards a discernible impact on peace and that our staff are talented and motivated to deliver coherent and effective peacebuilding priorities in complex environments. You will manage a strategically sound programming portfolio and work on building its capacity for growth, as well as managing sustainable funding sources. You will take an active role in developing advocacy and influencing priorities for the Eurasia programme and take pride in representing International Alert through active networking and profiling activity. As an integral part of Alert’s Global Leadership Team, you will shape and guide broader organisational priorities, ensuring collaboration and continued learning across teams.

We are seeking a candidate and comprehensive knowledge of conflict and peacebuilding context in at least one of Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia or Pakistan. Fluent in English and ideally in Russian, you will have strong, proven experience in both programmes and people management, with a talent for leading, supporting and motivating a large and diverse team. You understand conflict and peacebuilding practice and have an entrepreneurial talent for seizing opportunities for programme growth and building networks, as well as excellent fundraising skills and resource management abilities. A strategic thinker and thought leader, you have a high degree of emotional intelligence and strong analytical skills.

All Applicants must already have the right to work in the country in which you wish to be based (UK, Netherlands, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan or Ukraine).

Note: The above include some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements, please read the job description.


  • Salary: circa £60,000 ( if based in London)
  • Contract duration: Full time, permanent
  • Location: London (UK), the Hague (Netherlands), Kyiv (Ukraine), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) or Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
  • Closing date: 11 July 2021 (23:59 pm UK time)

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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 your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.

International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly based on merit.

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