Country Director – Niger and Burkina Faso At International Alert

Country Director – Niger and Burkina Faso
Based:                         Niamey, Niger
Salary:             Circa £45,000 plus benefits.
Contract:         24 months
Closing date:   9 September 2022.

International Alert is looking for an exceptional manager and fundraiser to establish International Alert’s (Alert) operational presence and deepen our peacebuilding engagement and impact in Niger and Burkina Faso. Based in Niamey, you will lead the establishment of country operations in Niger and explore opportunities for Burkina Faso. You will develop Alert’s fundraising strategy and peacebuilding work in Niger and Burkina Faso, including outreach and relationship development with key strategic partners and donors, mapping and pursuing areas of strategic growth, and ensuring programming quality in existing initiatives. You will supervise the implementation of contracts and consultancies, including research. You will engage closely with Alert’s Mali and Nigeria country offices to develop appropriate regional or cross-border initiatives for the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin, respectively.

You will have strong operational management and strategic leadership experience to anchor and expand our programming in Niger and Burkina Faso. You will bring detailed knowledge of living and working in Niger and/or the broader Sahel and an understanding of the conflict context and peacebuilding opportunities. You will demonstrate strong fundraising experience, with the ability to develop and implement strategies, target key stakeholders with appropriate messaging, and maintain strong relationships with donors and implementing partners. You must be a fluent French speaker and ideally be comfortable in English.

You will practice principles of fairness and equity in your professional career, and you will be able to bring together your colleagues around common objectives.

Kindly note the above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements, please read the job description



Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close the applications process early hence early applications are encouraged.

International Alert prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented people including Black, Indigenous and people of colour, LGBTQIA+, disabled people, and other historically marginalised people. We encourage applications from the Global South and from the Sahel region, in particular.

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.

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