Local recruitment: Head of Climate, Natural Resource Management and Peacebuilding (Maternity Leave Cover)

International Alert

London, UK 🇬🇧

The Hague, Netherlands 🇳🇱

Closing Date: 14/03/2023

Job Title: Head of Climate, Natural Resource Management and Peacebuilding (Maternity Leave Cover)

Salary: Circa £46,505 / €51,738

City: London / The Hague

Country: United Kingdom / The Netherlands

International Alert is looking for an exceptional candidate to join our global team as Head of Climate, Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Peacebuilding. This comes at an exciting time for the organisation as we are slowly expanding our programming and advocacy work on the climate, natural resource management and peacebuilding nexus. Are you going to play a strategic role in leading and overseeing our ambitions growing our work on the nexus including the fundraising to enable this?

Reporting to the (interim) Peacebuilding Advisory Unit (PAU) Director, the Head of Climate, ​NRM and Peacebuilding will play a key role in assuring the quality and growth of our programming and advocacy on the climate, natural resource management and peacebuilding nexus. Often exciting, sometimes challenging, you oversee a small global Climate and NRM team (1 peacebuilding advisor and 1 advocacy advisor), providing the strategic oversight and direction on the nexus working with country and regional teams, Alert’s advocacy & communications team, fundraising colleagues and external partners.

We are looking for somebody bringing knowledge, experience and passion on peacebuilding in relation to climate change and environmental issues and who has a vision on how International Alert can develop cutting edge programming and advocacy on this issue. An important priority for this role will be to maintain and grow the available funding for Alert’s programming, research and advocacy work on the nexus. Furthermore, you have experience in relationship building, (complex) partner management skills and project management. You are a collaborator and keen to work with and support colleagues at the global and country offices, as well as explore and nurture relations with external stakeholders. With knowledge on the climate, NRM and peacebuilding nexus, you are able to oversee the programming, advocacy, training and research work of the people in the Climate and NRM team and guide others across the organisation. As well as a minimum of seven years’ experience in programme management, you will have some management experience, a demonstrable fundraising track record, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and a strong understanding of peacebuilding and are able to contextualise this to climate change and environmental issues.

Please note, these are just some of the requirements of this role. For the full job requirements, please click here to read the job description, the person specification of which will form the basis of shortlisting.

How to Apply

Please click “Apply for this Job” to submit your CV and cover letter.

All applications must be submitted by the 14th of March, 2023.

All applicants must have existing right to work in the United Kingdom or the Netherlands.

International Alert prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented people including women, people from the Global South, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ people, disabled people, and other historically marginalised people.

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.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development