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International Alert

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 in over 25 countries around the world to help them build peace, and we advise governments, organisations and companies on how to support peace.

We focus on issues that influence peace, including governance, economics, gender relations, social development, climate change, and the role of businesses and international organisations in high-risk places.

We work in Africa, south and southeast Asia, central Asia, the South Caucasus, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and north Africa, and have 18 offices around the world.

We believe peace is possible when people can live in safety, have fair and effective laws, participate in shaping political decisions, make a decent living and secure their wellbeing.We are seeking a candidate who has a relevant degree or CIPD Level 3 qualified or with relevant experience and has good knowledge of HR principles, policies, and procedures. You will be proficient in HR software systems and MS Office applications. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be fluent in English. The ability to be flexible, with attention to detail, and ability to plan and prioritise would be advantageous. Ideally with NGO or international experience and an interest in conflict resolution.

Role duties and responsibilities:

Employee Relations

Be the first point of contact for expert advice to line managers and employees on employee relations issues, such as grievances and disciplinary.
Manage cases to resolution and complete any documentation.
Assist managers undertaking formal investigations, offering guidance support, and advice in line with policies and procedures and best practice.
Support informal and formal meetings as and when required – in the preparation, during and after the process. Issue any documents including meeting notes and outcome letters.
Support managers implementing change programmes in line with Alert’s policies and employment legislation.
Agree with the Head of People any activities for complex cases.
Provide employee welfare support in a confidential, sensitive, and appropriate way.

General Advice

Provide pragmatic and expert advice and support to employees and line managers, delivering the highest quality service to the organisation ensuring compliance with Alert’s HR policies and relevant employment legislation.
Maintain and administer the HR Support inbox queries along with the wider HR team, to support the employee lifecycle including new starters, inductions, annual leave, flexible working, family policies and leavers.
Work closely with line managers to review and monitor the probation process.
Manage the Performance Management process, system, reporting and advise line managers on issues relating to Performance Management.
Design and issue the HR bulletin on a quarterly basis.
Produce the monthly HR dashboard using information taken from the HR system.
Be the HR system expert and identify issues and collaborate with experts/professionals to implement solutions.

Support Country Offices

Partner with the HR community throughout Alert to provide technical knowledge and support, including Staff handbooks.
Provide salary benchmarking support.
Conduct HR system induction for new HR Managers and Finance & Operations Managers.
Conduct training and/or briefing sessions on people and HR topics for HR Managers and Finance & Operations Managers.
Ensure country offices are kept abreast of new Alert HR developments (e.g. policies, forms, frameworks) as they arise.
Be the point of contact for Country Directors and build strong working relationships with country HR Managers and Finance & Operations Managers.
Support the Head of People with establishing new offices and closing of current offices as and when required.

Learning & Development

Deliver effective training and coaching sessions to line managers to improve their knowledge, skill and confidence.
Provide training, briefings and guidance to Alert employees as required (for example employment policies and procedures, performance-related issues, and best practice).
Produce managers support material and guidelines and support material for Alert’s HR community.
Maintain and develop the HR section of the Intranet for international and national staff as required.
Co-ordinate the professional development provided to staff in the London office.


Provide expert advice on the preparation of job descriptions including the person specification.
Manage and coordinate the job evaluation process.
Support and conduct selection interviews when required.
Manage and deliver full induction sessions in collaboration with the HR Assistant.


Communicate and implement Alert’s HR strategy, priorities, and annual plan.
Assist with the design, development and updating of all Alert’s global policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Alert’s HR strategy, organisational direction, employment law and best practice.
Suggest, design, and implement process improvements to improve the efficiency of HR processes and procedures.
Research, propose and present HR plans and projects to the Global Delivery Team.

Contribute to International Alert and the HR team

Undertake and manage various HR projects as directed by the Head of People that contribute to Alert’s organisational and cultural development.
Be an active member of the Global Finance and Operations Group and HR Community of Practice.
Liaise and negotiate on behalf of Alert with external agencies and represent Alert at relevant external events and forums.
Any other duties which are reasonably required.


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