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Assistant Programmes Officer (Stakeholder Engagement)

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 30 May 2019

The Commonwealth Secretariat is proud to support 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.

Reporting to the Head of Section, the Assistant Programmes Officer (Stakeholder Engagement) is responsible for providing technical and administrative support to the programme teams, in particular relating to stakeholder engagement, management and communications programming. This engagement with key stakeholders ensures strong, appropriate communications products and approaches are incorporated in Social Policy Development (SPD) Section team programmes and that the Commonwealth Youth Networks are amplified.   

To be considered for this role, the successful candidate will have a bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, such as media, communications, journalism, social sciences or arts. You will also have at least one year of work experience in designing and delivering creative, cutting edge, impactful communications concepts and projects. The experience may be gained through a combination of paid employment, volunteer, placement or internship positions. Strong knowledge of latest technologies and the ability to leverage them for impactful communications and demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement is also a required.

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.

You must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country aged 27 years or younger at the date applications close.

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The closing date for applications is 30 May 2019, 5:00pm BST

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