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Executive Director

£90,000 - £120,000
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International Alert is one of the world's largest peacebuilding organisations working in over 25 countries and territories around the world to address conflict. Its mission is to build a more peaceful world by working with people directly affected by violent conflict to find peaceful solutions; shaping policies and practices to support peace; and collaborating with all those striving for peace.

With headquarters in London and c250 staff in 19 countries, they work with over 800 partner organisations on projects to advance conflict resolution, support human rights and build a more peaceful future.

Executive Director

£90,000 - £120,000

London, with frequent global travel

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an inspirational leader with experience in the global NGO/Charity environment to work with a highly committed and engaged Board and talented staff team to advance peace and help make the world a better place. Now over 30 years old, International Alert is a well-established global advocate with on-the-ground presence in the peacebuilding sector.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is responsible for leadership of the institution and providing strategic direction for all peacebuilding activities across the globe. As an ambassador for International Alert in the UK and internationally, this role will interact with key players in government, intergovernmental organisations, the private sector and civil society.

We are seeking someone with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with proven capacity to develop influential external relationships. Dynamic, passionate and with a supportive leadership style; you will bring a strong track record of leading dispersed teams; fostering a high-performing culture; driving organisational change and growing income. Critically, you will share our commitment to advancing peace on a global scale.

International Alert has staff members from across the world and they value the diverse range of experience that this brings. They strive to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

For further information, the role and how to apply please download the full appointment brief below.

Closing Date: Thursday 6th May

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