Assistant Programmes Officer (Sport for Development & Peace) Young Professionals Programme

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1

Closing date: 4 August 2017

£28,500 pa gross

The Commonwealth Secretariat is proud to be supporting youth empowerment through our Young Professionals Programme (YPP). The YPP creates multiple opportunities for talented and qualified young people from across the Commonwealth to contribute to our core work through the transference of technical expertise, innovative ideas, specialist knowledge and fresh perspectives.

The Commonwealth Secretariat’s Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) work contributes to the organisation’s strategic objective for the people of the Commonwealth to “fulfil their potential with dignity and equality in a healthy environment”. The SDP Section works across social policy areas, with a particular focus on engaging and empowering young people to meaningfully participate in political and development processes.

The Assistant Programmes Officer (SDP) will provide technical and logistical support across sport-related projects and events; undertake research and analysis to assist senior Commonwealth officials and member states to strengthen policy aimed at enhancing the contribution of sport to sustainable development; assist in the delivery of the Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting; and support the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS).

To be considered for this role you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country aged 27 years or younger at the time applications close, and possess a strong bachelor degree or equivalent relevant to the role, such as public administration, public policy, international development or social science. You will have at least one year of demonstrated work experience in a public policy-focused role either in sport, social policy or international development. The experience may be gained through a combination of paid employment, volunteer, placement or internship positions. Sound and demonstrated knowledge of the use of sport in sustainable development is also a requirement.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 52 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.

The closing date is 4 August 2017, 5:00 pm BST.

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