International Alert Business Development Manager (Horn of Africa) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Business Development Manager – Horn of Africa

Salary: Competitive

Based: Nairobi, Kenya

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our growing Kenya / Somalia programme. 

The post holder will provide leadership within the Africa Programme (AP) in the Horn of Africa in order to secure new funding opportunities. 


This includes supporting growth and/or consolidation of our existing programmes and helping to initiate new business. 
The post holder will also monitor and improve quality and impact of programme delivery through supporting better DM&E and leading on documentation of impact and learning. 
The post is a senior role within a small and developing team and is expected to also cover management and coordination responsibilities as necessary.

Educated to master’s degree level (in a relevant subject), you will have at least 7 years’ experience in designing project proposals for successful submission to donors, including narrative, log-frames and budgets. 

You will have experience in logical thinking which supports the translation of complex ideas into practical programme proposal as well as networking and building relationships with relevant stakeholders and donors and working in complex and politically-sensitive contexts with excellent political judgement.

The ideal candidate will be flexible and able to maintain a positive attitude to work even when under stress. 

You will have a ‘can-do’, solution-oriented, customer-focused attitude with excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written). 
You will be well organised and with a good attention for detail, able to lead a team to operate efficiently and at improved professional standards.

To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to , both of which can be found on under ‘Downloads’.

Please specify which role you are applying for in the email subject line. 
The Job Description for this position can be found on
Please note we do not accept CVs.
All job applicants must already have the right to work in Kenya.
Closing date:  22nd May at 5pm EA time
Alert reserves the right to extend or close this position depending on application numbers.

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.

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.

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