Project Officer – Gender in Peacebuilding At International Alert

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join the Gender in Peacebuilding Team, within the Peacebuilding Advisory Unit. You will be responsible for providing the Gender Team and Alert more broadly, with day to day administrative and research support to develop work on understanding gender in peacebuilding.

You will support the delivery of International Alert’s gender and peacebuilding strategy, through policy, research and advocacy as well as technical support, proposal development, developing research methodologies, training, advice and mentoring to other Alert staff in country programme teams, partners and like-minded organisations. Project components range from those examining gender norms as drivers of conflict to others on women’s participation in peacebuilding and on sexual- and gender-based violence, masculinities and peacebuilding. These include country-focused as well as policy-focused programmes.
With a postgraduate degree in a subject with relevance to the role, such as peace and conflict studies, you will demonstrate practical and theoretical understanding of gender, conflict and peacebuilding issues. You will have substantial experience in conducting research on gender and conflict and on advising on and/or implementing programmes on gender mainstreaming and gender transformation in conflict settings. You will also be experienced in developing and implementing advocacy strategies with clear change targets.

Note: The above include some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements, please read the job description


  • Salary: £29,189 per annum plus excellent benefits
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: London, UK
  • Closing date: 23 April 2021 (23.59 UK time)

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All job applicants must already have the right to work in the UK

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and Alert reserves the right to bring the closing date forward so early applications are encouraged.

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 your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.

International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly based on merit.

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