Caucasus Regional Manager


We are looking for a talented individual with strong analytical, strategic vision and diplomatic skills to lead Alert’s engagement in the South Caucasus.

You will be responsible for evolving Alert’s peacebuilding strategy in the region, as well as ensuring high quality programming and output of the Caucasus programme, its contribution to positive peace outcomes as well as the sustainability of the programme through new ideas and funding.

A major part of this role is to lead the EPNK Consortium (European Partnership for the Peaceful Settlement of the Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh), facilitating cooperative relationships with Consortium members and the various EU interlocutors and liaising with the authorities in the region. The post-holder will effectively be the project manager of EPNK, working with a small project management team at Alert’s London HQ.

In addition to experience working at a senior level in an international environment, knowledge of peacebuilding programming and of the political, social and cultural context in the Caucasus, you will have a talent for managing a mixed and challenging portfolio of projects whilst being entrepreneurial in developing new ideas and concepts into practical programmes on the ground. You will have strong management skills, including ability to prioritise, plan, delegate and flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances; and excellent interpersonal skills, able to build trust and respect of key stakeholders and interlocutors in the region.

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.

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**.** To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to , both of which can be found under ‘Downloads’. In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date; Friday 13th May at 5pm (UK time)

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 16th May 2016.

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.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: International Alert
  • Location: London
  • Grade: N/A - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-13

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