Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Senior Programme Design and Assessment Officer – Africa (Maternity cover - 10 Months)

International Alert
Employment Type
Full time

Salary: £37,526 per annum, plus benefits for London based staff. For others the £3,000 London waiting supplement will be deducted.

Based: London,Bamako, Bukavu, Goma, Kampala, Kigali, or Nairobi with regular travel(dependent on successful candidate’s work permit status)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join our Africa team.

You will be responsible for pro-actively supporting a team in designing high quality strategies, programmes and projects, securing new funding, and monitoring and improving quality and impact of Alert’s work through better DM&E. You will support growth from our existing regional programs and help to initiate and design new business. 

You will be adaptable, creative and innovative, tailoring your approach to the specific characteristics of each opportunity, along with having acquired a keen eye for detail and accuracy. You are knowledgeable about peacebuilding and international development; possess excellent writing skills and a flair for grasping key ideas and actions through a combination of desk research, consultation and discussion with colleagues and partners. You will also have worked in the field, thus drawing on personal implementation and monitoring and evaluation experiences in designing new projects.

In turn Alert will offer you the exciting opportunity to be involved with developing and expanding our presence overseas and be part of a team of peers working in Alert’s programmes to strengthen the quality and impact of our peacebuilding.

Note: The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements for each role and an application pack (the person specification section of which will form the basis of short-listing), please visit your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.


How To Apply

To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to

Please note we do not accept CVs.

As it is unlikely that we will be able to obtain a Work Permit for this role, all job applicants must already have the right to work in the UK or specific field offices.

Closing date:  Thursday 25th of June at 5pm (UK time).

Interviews can only take place on Friday 3rd of July and shortlisted candidate will be informed on Monday 29th of June.

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 helps people find peaceful solutions to conflict.

We are one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with nearly 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace.

We work with local people around the world to help them build peace. And we advise governments, organisations and companies on how to support peace.

We focus on issues which influence peace, including governance, economics, gender relations, social development, climate change, and the role of businesses and international organisations in high-risk places.






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