Friday, 9 January 2009

Vacancies: Senior Training Officer and Training and Learning Administrator at International Alert (London)

The Training and Learning Team, (within the Peacebuilding Issues Programme (PIP), have the following two vacant posts:

Senior Training Officer

Salary: £33,665 p.a. (negotiable for an exceptional candidate) plus benefits

The Senior Training Officer will lead our work on training civilian personnel working in international peacebuilding missions, and Alerts strategic advocacy work in the UK.

The Senior Training Officer will play a key role in the expansion of our international peacebuilding training and learning programme. A skilled analyst with training and advocacy expertise, you will develop and implement a programme of work aimed at expanding our strategic approach in the UK and Europe. You will provide support to existing training and learning activities. You will also facilitate the European Group on Training; develop innovative approaches to learning; support improved design, implementation and assessment of programmes, and strengthen our efforts to influence policies and practices of donors and agencies through training and advocacy activities.

We are looking for a creative individual with the ability to lead innovation and contribute to impact. As well as excellent training/learning skills, you will have demonstrable experience in project and budget management. You will be a successful fundraiser and have proven ability in developing and implementing strategy.

You should have a graduate degree in a relevant field. The post is based in London, but you should be prepared to travel for short periods of up to 1-2 weeks, for a total of 3 months a year.

Training and Learning Administrator

Salary: £20,212 p.a. (negotiable for an exceptional candidate) plus benefits

We are looking for an Administrator experienced in financial monitoring and with excellent communication skills to join our dynamic Peacebuilding Issues Programme. A keen eye for detail is essential in this role.

You will be responsible for the financial and practical administration of a multi-partner training project funded by the European Commission. Highly organised, accurate and with excellent time management skills, you will work closely with the Training and Learning Team, the Finance Team and our different European Project Partners. As a member of the Training and Learning Team and the Peacebuilding Issues Programme, you will also contribute to and shape our projects. You will be responsible for the upkeep of our Training and Learning web page; the advertising courses, registration, distribution of materials and assistance to course delivery and follow-up.

You should have a graduate degree in a relevant field. The post is based in London, but you may be required to do some travel.

For job details and an application pack, visit

Alternatively, contact Yasmin Yusuf on 020 7627 6874 or email

Closing date: Wednesday 28th January 2009

Due to limited resources, only short-listed candidates will be further contacted after the closing date. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.

International Alert is an independent peacebuilding organisation that has worked for over 20 years to lay the foundations for lasting peace and security in communities affected by violent conflict. Our multifaceted approach focuses both in and across various regions; aiming to shape policies and practices that affect peacebuilding; and helping build skills and capacity through training. Our regional work is based in the African Great Lakes, West Africa, the South Caucasus, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Our thematic projects work at local, regional and international levels, focusing on cross-cutting issues critical to building sustainable peace. These include business and economy, gender, governance, aid, security and justice. We are one of the worlds leading peacebuilding NGOs with an estimated income of £8.4 million in 2008 and more than 120 staff based in London and our 11 field offices.

International Alert
346 Clapham Road
United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0) 20 7627 6800
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