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Peacebuilding Adviser At International Alert

Date Posted: 01/Dec/2013
Deadline: 20/Dec/2013

Salary: Highly competitive NGO salary and benefits package

Based: Abuja, but will make frequent visits to NSRP’s regional offices in Maiduguri, Kano, Jos and Port Harcourt and to all the focal states.

Contract Duration: 1 year

The Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP) is supported by DFID/UKAID and is managed by a consortium made up of British Council, International Alert and Social Development Direct. The programme seeks to deliver interventions to reduce the impacts of violent conflict and promote reconciliation processes.  The focus will be on the national level and in eight focal states. We are looking for a committed and experienced individual to join the senior technical team of this innovative and exciting programme.

You will be responsible for providing strategic leadership on the programme’s peacebuilding content. You will act as a focal point for technical support and training to partners and external stakeholders in conflict sensitivity, conflict analysis, and peacebuilding processes. You will ensure that delivery across all components of the programme is informed by conflict context analysis and conflict-sensitivity. You will also represent and ensure coordination between the programme and the wider peacebuilding sector in Nigeria.

Essential qualifications include a post graduate qualification in International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies or a related social science discipline, with substantial experience of managing peacebuilding projects or programmes, project planning and impact monitoring. Demonstrable experience of working in partnerships with other organisations on peacebuilding, and in providing mentoring and support to a range of actors is also required. Experience of working on programmes in conflict-affected environments, either in Nigeria or other countries, is imperative.

How to apply:

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 and ‘How to Apply’. 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 [email protected], both of which can be found under ‘How to Apply’ which is part of the Jobs section of Alert’s website.

Please note we do not accept CVs. Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: Friday 20th December 2013 at 12 noon (UK time)

Interviews will take place in London on January 7th and 8th 2014.* * the interview date may be subject to change.

While International Alert will endeavor 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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