Economic Advisers x2

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 16 July 2020

Job Description

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 6 August 2020

£73,171 p/a plus benefits

We have an excellent opportunity for two Economic Advisers to work in our Economic Policy and Small States Section. The Economic Policy and Small States Section focuses on strategies to enhance the international financial and development architecture to facilitate growth by advocating for policies which address the needs and vulnerabilities of the developing membership of the Commonwealth.

The post holder will be responsible for taking forward one or more of the Section’s work programmes on economic policy and small states issues, which include economic vulnerability, debt, diaspora finance, financial technology and issues related to financing for development. The post holder also has a role in the monitoring and assessment of developments in the global economy on Commonwealth countries and contributing to G20 policy development work of the section and Finance Ministers Meetings. The post-holder will be required to have a mix of skills including knowledge of the complex international economic issues of current interest and a willingness to learn new skills.

To be considered you will need to have a post-graduate degree in Economics, with sound quantitative, analytical and writing skills or a relevant post-graduate degree with strong technical Economic components, and proof of sound quantitative, analytical and writing skills. You will also be required to have at least seven years of experience in economic analysis and policy formulation and financing for development at a senior level in a government, international financial institution or research organisation (including NGO); and extensive experience of working in (or on) developing countries.

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

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter. Covering letters should be structured to address the key criteria required in the person specification, giving clear examples.

Closing date: 6 August 2020, 5:00 pm 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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