DRC Country Manager, International Alert, apps until Oct 20

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working for 30 years with people directly affected by conflict
Salary: £41,500, plus excellent benefits
Based: Goma, DRC

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to lead the DRC team, Alert’s largest country programme.

You will be responsible for all strategic, programmatic, legal, reputational, relational, security, financial, administrative and other aspects of the DRC programme. Specifically you will: provide strategic leadership to Alert’s peacebuilding work in DRC; ensure that Alert’s team in DRC is well staffed, managed and coordinated; supervise systems and procedures to ensure good stewardship of Alert’s DRC human and financial resources; represent Alert DRC with local and international partners and stakeholders; and contribute to the Great Lakes regional programmes in particular and to the Africa Programme in general and Alert’s wider organisational goals.

With a relevant degree, you will have solid experience of people and financial management and will be able to operate comfortably both in English and in French. You will have experience of implementing peacebuilding programmes in a challenging environment.

With a talent for mobilising and galvanising a diverse and dispersed collection of staff and projects behind your leadership and vision of Alert’s peacebuilding programme in DRC, you will have a sound understanding of the local context and experience of developing and managing partnerships with local and international stakeholders.

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 jobs@international-alert.org , both of which can be found under ‘Downloads’.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date: on the 20th of October 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.

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