Research Manager, Conflict Research Programme

Based: London
We are looking for a Research Manager to manage a multi-country research programme focused on understanding conflict in developing countries and identifying practical responses that make a difference both globally and locally.
You will manage the day to day needs of the research programme including working with partners and researchers in developing countries to ensure sound, rigorous research methodologies, analysis and research products. You will work closely with thematic experts, researchers and practitioners both globally and locally. You will have daily responsibility of the execution of research activities including overseeing a small grants component for country based researchers. You will provide guidance on research methodology and implementation to in-country staff and researchers. You will also feed into discussions at a strategic level including identifying research gaps and needs within developing countries as well as at the broader policy level.
With a postgraduate degree in conflict studies, peace studies, development or a related field, and preferably a PhD, you will have at least 5 years of experience in managing complex research projects. With an in-depth understanding of global policies as related to international development, specifically in fragile and conflict affected settings, you will have the ability to operate at all levels of programme management and to engage in policy and strategic discussions on development interventions.
International Alert helps people find peaceful solutions to conflict.
We are one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with nearly 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace.
We work with local people around the world to help them build peace. And we advise governments, organisations and companies on how to support peace.
We focus on issues which influence peace, including governance, economics, gender relations, social development, climate change, and the role of businesses and international organisations in high-risk places.

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 http://www.international-alert.org/jobs**. In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.**
To apply, please send a completed CV and cover letter, as well as an equal opportunities form tojobs@international-alert.org **, which can be found under ‘Downloads’.**
As it is unlikely that we will be able to obtain a Work Permit for this role, all job applicants must already have the right to work in the UK.
Closing date: 22 May 2016 (midnight, GMT)
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis up to the application deadline, and the position might be filled prior to the deadline.
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.
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