Programme Officer - Dialogue and Women’s Political Participation

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 6 July 2018

Job Description

Location: Based in Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 20 July 2018
Contract duration: 2 years Fixed-term contract

Salary: £38,823 pa gross + benefits

We have an excellent opportunity for a Programme Officer to work within our Governance and Peace Directorate (GPD), which leads in the Secretariat’s high-profile programme for the promotion of democracy and good governance in the Commonwealth.

The Programme Officer, under the supervision of the Head of Good Offices and in close collaboration with relevant Secretariat Sections/Units, will be responsible for supporting the implementation and reporting of the Inclusive Dialogue and Improved Women’s Political Participation project. The project is intended to strengthen the capacity of member countries to address major challenges that impede their ability to conduct more credible, peaceful and inclusive elections.

The successful candidate will have a strong background and experience in democratic governance. Additionally, you will have experience in project management within the context of a results-based management system, including project planning, monitoring, evaluation, budgeting and implementation. You will also have staff management experience, including management of external contracts and consultants.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 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, and have the right to live and work in the UK.

If you feel that you would be suitable for the role, and are available to start quickly, we would be very keen to hear from you. Please apply using the buttons below.

The closing date for applications is 20 July 2018, 5:00pm 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 53 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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