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Head of Natural Resource Management and Climate Change

Head of Natural Resource Management and Climate Change - London

Salary: £44,500–£50,948 (for a truly exceptional candidate) per annum, plus excellent benefits
Based: London, UK

International Alert is looking for a dynamic leader for the post of Head of Natural Resource Management and Climate Change. This area of work is one of our six strategic focus areas and the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing its strategic direction.

The successful candidate will also provide hands-on leadership and advice to colleagues and external collaborators on natural resource management (NRM) and climate change adaptation and resilience as they link to peacebuilding and security. She/he will lead and support the development, implementation and growth of our programming on these issues, including influencing the policy and practice of others.

Working closely with country programmes and other thematic teams, she/he will develop and identify opportunities for our work both on the ground as well as globally. She/he will lead and support research, advocacy and training on issues such as NRM and conflict mitigation, conflict-sensitive climate adaptation and resilience, and human security issues related to NRM, climate change and the environment.

We are looking for a collaborative team player who has the ability to apply high-level conceptual analysis to generate practical ideas, and tailor and communicate these to diverse audiences with authority and empathy.

These are some of the requirements for the job. For more details please read the job description (the person specification section of which will form the basis of shortlisting).

Find out more about our work on natural resource management and climate change.

To apply please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form, both of which can be found under ‘Downloads’, to In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for. Please note we do not accept CVs.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, therefore shortlisting and interviews may commence prior to the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Closing date: 3 April 2017 at 5pm (UK time)

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