Regional Finance and Operations Manager - International Alert, London

Regional Finance and Operations Manager

Salary: £39,317 per annum (more for an exceptional candidate), plus excellent benefits, including childcare vouchers salary sacrifice scheme, non-contributory pension scheme of 10% of gross annual salary, season ticket loan, subsidised gym membership, 25 holidays days per year plus English statutory holidays

Based: London

You will be responsible for ensuring the robustness of Alert’s Africa Programme financial and operational management systems, in order to: 1) guarantee the integrity of the programme; and 2) enable the programme to keep pace with new demands.

We are looking for a senior level ‘systems thinker’ with highly developed communication skills and a talent for presenting technical (finance and admin) information, tools and concepts in an accessible way, including to non-technical staff. This will cover all aspects of financial accounting and reporting, management of sub-grants and partner relations, human resources and office management/ security, as well as internal communications. You will also have an ability to build the kind of relationships, both internally and externally, that will gain cooperation and constructively ensure compliance.

You will contribute to the strategic evolution of the newly created Africa Programme alongside other members of the AP management team.

Along with 3 years’ experience of grants management in an INGO environment and a financial qualification (ACCA or equivalent) you will be fluent in spoken English and French, with an understanding of both Anglophone and Francophone systems of accounting and employment legislation.
How to apply: 
Note: The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements and an application pack (the person specification section of which will form the basis of short-listing), Please Visit Online

Please note we do not accept CVs. In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.

As it may not be possible to obtain a Work Permit for this role, only those with the right to work in the UK should apply

To apply, please send a completed application form to Rebecca Shepherd at

Closing date: Sunday 8th January 2012 at 5pm (UK time).

Interviews will take place Thursday 19th January 2012.

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