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Deputy Chief of Staff

Location: London, UK
Closing date: 26 April 2017
Contract duration: 3 year fixed-term contract

£97,867pa + benefits

The Deputy Chief of Staff supports the Chief of Staff in the management and delivery of the Secretary-General’s official programme, ensuring that the Secretary-General is enabled in both logistical and substantive terms to carry out his/her work in an efficient and effective manner.

The post-holder will be involved in policy and liaison, including monitoring developments internationally and within the Secretariat, undertaking specific projects, and preparing draft memoranda, correspondence and briefing material. You will also have involvement in outreach and representation, including networking with governments, interacting with officials in relevant partner international organizations and civil society groups, supporting the Chief of Staff in liaising with the offices of The Queen and of the Prince of Wales, and representing the Secretary-General or the Chief of Staff at meetings and other official events

To succeed in this role, you will need to have a postgraduate degree in Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Politics, Law, or any social science degree, at least 10 years’ professional experience in a senior management position, preferably in an international /multi-cultural organisation, and at least 10 years’ experience in the formulation and execution of public policy. Excellent administrative and diplomatic skills, and a good knowledge of political economy of Commonwealth countries would be beneficial.

You must be able to operate effectively in our multi-cultural setting and be a national of a Commonwealth country.

We are the inter-governmental body of the Commonwealth, comprising 52 sovereign states. Our aim is to provide sustainable and people-centered democratic culture and 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 advantage to add global value. 

The closing date for this role is  26 April 2017, 17:00 BST.

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