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Adviser Commonwealth Blue Charter (Ocean Governance)

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 22 November 2018
Contract duration: 3 years Fixed-term contract

£72,477 pa gross + benefits

We have an excellent opportunity for an Adviser to work within our Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate.  Oceans and Natural Resources (ONR) is responsible for delivering key Commonwealth Strategic mandates relating to sustainable management of oceans and natural resources. ONR supports the development efforts of member countries through the provision of policy, legal, economic and environmental technical assistance and capacity building.

The post-holder will play a major role in the delivery of the Commonwealth Blue Charter. Where appropriate, she/he may provide specialised strategic, policy, technical and/or economic advice concerning critical elements of oceans governance and the development of ocean-based economies.

The Commonwealth Blue Charter was adopted at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, 20 April 2018.  Commonwealth countries have agreed to cooperate towards attainment of the myriad of ocean-related commitments that they face. For further information please see https://bluecharter.thecommonwealth.org/

To be considered, you will need to have a post-graduate degree (Masters or PHD)  in a relevant area of specialisation such as environmental / maritime management, marine policy, marine ecology, and/or the management of living and non-living marine resources. You will also have a minimum of ten years experience operating at a senior level dealing with high-level officials.

We are the inter-governmental body of the Commonwealth, comprising 53 sovereign states. Our aim is to provide sustainable development through professional advice, transfer of best practice, and the enhancement of skills and knowledge, all to the betterment of over two billion citizens. Our efforts are concentrated where we have a clear ability to add global value.

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

The closing date for applications is Thursday 22nd November 2018, 17:00pm GMT

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