• Organization TypeFunding Agencies
  • Staff251-500
  • Development Budget25 Million - 50 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited Kingdom

Commonwealth Secretariat

The Commonwealth The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent and equal sovereign states. It is home to 2.2 billion citizens, of which over 60% are under the age of 30. The Commonwealth includes some of the world’s largest, smallest, richest and poorest countries, spanning five regions. Thirty-one of its members are small states, many of them island nations.   The Commonwealth Secretariat The Commonwealth Secretariat 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.   Our work promotes democracy, rule of law, human rights, good governance and social and economic development. We are a voice for small states and a champion for youth empowerment.   Priority areas of work are agreed at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings, which occur every two years. The next summit is in Malta in 2015.   The Commonwealth Secretariat is structured into divisions and units: Economic Policy DivisionGovernance and Natural Resources DivisionHealth and Education UnitHuman Rights UnitPolitical DivisionRule of Law DivisionTrade and Debt Division  
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Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Invitation to tender for the Provision of Consultancy Services for Socio-economic and Financial...
    United Kingdom
  • Invitation to tender for the provision of Blockchain Technology Feasibility Study
    United Kingdom
  • Youth Volunteer (Human Rights and Democracy)
    United Kingdom
  • Adviser, Agriculture and Fisheries Trade Policy
    United Kingdom

Staff at Commonwealth Secretariat have experience in


  • development
  • economic policy
  • events / training
  • personnel / human resources
  • monitoring / evaluation


  • commonwealth secretariat
  • ec


  • malaysia
  • guyana
  • canada
  • kosovo
  • albania


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

In the News

Commonwealth Secretariat

Maldives leaves the Commonwealth

21 December 2016
Produced in Partnership: Turning the Tide

Opinion: Now is the time for 'big ocean states' to build back bluer

25 June 2020
Produced in Partnership: Turning the Tide

How small islands can harness the ocean economy

24 July 2019
Produced in Partnership: Turning the Tide

Q&A: How satellite data can take on climate change

4 June 2019
#YouthWill Lead Tomorrow

3 ways to support youth as agents of change

26 March 2015
Katherine Ellis on youth employment

Development organizations should 'walk the talk' on youth employment

6 November 2014
Top #GlobalDev Organizations

Top employers in sports for development

16 October 2018


Economic Policy
Civil Rights
Monitoring / Evaluation
Events / Training
Personnel / Human Resources
Architecture / Design
Climate Change
Research & Development
Capacity Building

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Company Offices

  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • London
  • Marlborough House, Pall Mall