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Assistant Programmes Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation) Young Professionals Programme

Location: Pall Mall London SW1
Closing date: 4 August 2017
Contract duration: 2 Years
£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 delivers the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP), working with Commonwealth member governments, youth leaders and youth work professionals to develop and implement policy and programmes for the empowerment of young people.  The CYP focuses on areas of major political, economic and social importance to young people, based on mandates received from Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings and the Commonwealth Secretariat Strategic Plan.  This includes a focus on Sport for Development and Peace.

The Assistant Programmes Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation) is responsible for providing technical and administrative support, in particular with respect to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and reporting, to the work of the three CYP Sections: Youth Programmes, Youth Policy & Research, and Sport for Development and Peace (SDP). 

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, with a significant M&E and project management component, in a relevant discipline such public administration, public policy, international development or the broad social sciences and other related disciplines. You will have at least one year of demonstrated work experience in project management and monitoring and evaluation, including report writing.  Demonstrated experience in developing and managing strong relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders is essential. Strong and demonstrated knowledge and application of M&E methodologies / practices 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 04 August 2017, 5:00 pm BST.

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