Peace and Conflict Advisor – Eurasia

International Alert

To provide technical leadership and support to our customers, partners, and affiliates in Eurasia, International Alert seeks to hire an exceptional peacebuilding and conflict resolution expert. By supporting and developing Alert’s strategy for Eurasia, you will support outreach and relationship development with strategic partners and donors, identify and pursue potential growth areas, and ensure technical quality in existing initiatives on community peacebuilding, resilience, and reintegration.

Your role will involve supporting teams in the Caucasus, Central Asia, Ukraine, and neighbouring countries, with potential development in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The position will require you to provide timely and efficient technical assistance, conduct research and analyses, and contribute to publications and policy briefs, as well as traveling to Eurasia offices. Additionally, will be responsible for building technical capacity in peace and conflict analysis for the teams and partners, as well as supporting impact and learnings across the region and globally.

It will be your responsibility to design, monitor, and evaluate peacebuilding programs, and to package positive peacebuilding outcomes for strategic influence.

The ideal candidate will have strong advisory experience and a track record of successfully supporting programmes in challenging operating environments, ideally with experience of providing remote support to field offices and partners.

By practicing fairness and equity in your professional career, you will be able to unite colleagues around common objectives.

Role duties and responsibilities:

Analysis and research – 25% LOE

  • Ensure that conflict analysis (CA) is conducted/updated regularly throughout the programme implementation cycles
  • Support country office staff capacity building on CA
  • Design and ensure quality of research and analysis projects; undertake and/or supervise specific research and analysis where appropriate ensuring adherence to high standards
  • Proactively identify and lead opportunities for cross-learning within the Eurasia programme
  • Maintain a watching brief on regional political developments and produce written updates

Programme Quality – 40% LOE

  • Provide technical support to country offices and regional team in the development of new programmes, project ideas and proposals that are coherent with findings from analysis, research and evaluations
  • Provide conceptual and hands-on assistance to country office and regional teams in their efforts to mainstream conflict sensitivity and related principles into programme design and implementation
  • Work with other regional staff, Alert Impact and Learning Team and Alert Peacebuilding Advisory Unit to improve effectiveness and impact of Eurasia programme approaches and interventions in the three sub-regions
  • In coordination with the Regional Director and SRPOs, support country offices with projects monitoring and external evaluations
  • Support country offices and regional team with learning and programme development on different thematic areas, including among others youth and peacebuilding; peace-conducive economic development; gender mainstreaming; security governance; natural resource management and climate change
  • Ensure that Alert’s approaches and processes are adhered to in all the programs
  • Lead capacity building efforts on thematic areas and technical areas related to peace and conflict for Alert country office staff and implementing partners

Representation and Advocacy – 10% LOE

  • Represent Alert at external events on peace and conflict in Eurasia nationally, regionally and internationally, including to government, donor representatives, diplomats and external experts
  • Actively participate in strategic planning and team meetings to contribute to the overall success of the Eurasia team
  • Support the development of country and regional advocacy strategies in coordination with the Regional Director and Country Directors
  • Support the implementation of country and regional advocacy initiatives as necessary

External Services – 20% LOE

  • Contribute to Eurasia programme efforts to expand our consultancy and commercial contract portfolio by supporting new opportunity exploration and bid development, delivering TA services and overseeing and coordinating delivery by Alert staff and external consultants
  • Support the development of a strong network of external consultants with context-specific expertise by keeping track of lessons learned, performance and quality of deliverables
  • Support country offices to identify and mobilise external technical experts for programme implementation and consultancies.

Others – 5% LOE

  • Contribute to team-wide communications and knowledge management, and participate in organisation-wide events and discussions on related topics/projects

Please note that these are just some of the requirements of the role. For the full requirements, please view the job description.

How to apply

Please follow this link to apply.

The closing date for all applications is the 30th of June, 2022.

All applicants must have existing right to work in at least one of the listed countries.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged.

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.