Adviser, Infrastructure Policy

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 20 July 2020

Job Description

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 4 August 2020

£73,171 p.a + benefits

We have an outstanding opportunity for an Adviser, Infrastructure Policy, in the Connectivity Agenda Section in our Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate.

The successful candidate will provide technical support to the Commonwealth’s inter-governmental process on digital infrastructure by providing policy analysis and advice, servicing the relevant technical working group, developing and maintaining partnerships and undertaking capacity building.

Other responsibilities entailed in this role include (but are not limited to):

  • Advancing the Commonwealth’s work on digital infrastructure policy in a way that is responsive to member country needs, particularly the needs of small, vulnerable and least developed members.
  • Mainstreaming inclusivity, focussed on women and youth, and sustainability, focussed on the blue and green economies, into the Commonwealth’s co-operation on infrastructure.
  • Preparing and producing documents, briefs, reports and publications that are responsive to member countries’ policy problems, and devising mechanisms to encourage the adoption of policy recommendations.
  • Facilitating the exchange of information, sharing of knowledge and best practice on digital infrastructure in the Commonwealth through the Connectivity Delegates Portal.

To be considered you must have a post-graduate degree in economics, infrastructure or a related area, as well as a minimum of seven years’ relevant experience in infrastructure policy gained through a national government involved in policy formulation, a regulator, a regional or international institution, a consulting environment or a major telecommunications company.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries. We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.

To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

If you feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply using the buttons below.

Closing date: 4 August 2020, 1700hrs BST

About the Organization

The Commonwealth Secretariat is the principal intergovernmental body of the Commonwealth, responsible for advancing and achieving the shared goals of the association’s 54 member governments in advancing democracy, development and respect for diversity. The Secretariat is headed by the Secretary-General who, as the Chief Executive of the organisation, is responsible and accountable for overall leadership, management and delivery.

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