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Partnerships Support Officer

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 22 December 2017

Fee: £38,823 pa + benefits

We have an excellent opportunity for a Partnerships Support Officer to work within the Strategy, Portfolio and Partnerships Division.

The Strategy, Portfolio and Partnerships (SPP) Division is part of the Secretary-General’s Office, reporting to the Assistant Secretary-General. It has a four-fold role. Firstly, it supports the Secretary-General in devising strategies, policies and innovative institutional mechanisms and practices to implement the Secretariat’s programme of work as mandated by member governments. Secondly, it puts together the Strategic and Delivery Plans and ensures programme quality and coherence through monitoring, evaluation, learning and organisational reporting. Thirdly, it leads on developing international and Commonwealth partnerships and assists in mobilising resources. Fourthly, it manages the Secretariat’s relationship with member states and functions as the Secretariat to the Governing Bodies of the Commonwealth (Board of Governors, Executive Committee, Accreditation Committee and other ad-hoc Working Groups).

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for supporting communication, coordination and collaboration of Commonwealth accredited organisations and other external partners with Commonwealth international organisations, especially the Commonwealth Secretariat. S/he will also assist to build the capacity and voice of Commonwealth organisations so they can interact effectively with Commonwealth intergovernmental consultations and processes.   

To be considered, you will need a degree or relevant qualification relating to international relations and/or development, and at least five years’ working experience with the non-governmental sector and the public service.

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 and have the right to live and work in the UK.

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The closing date is 22 December 2017 at 17:00 GMT

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