We have an excellent opportunity for an Adviser to the Senior Director of our Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development (EYSD) Directorate. The work of the EYSD Directorate is divided in the following five areas: Debt Management Unit; Economic Policy and Small States; Climate Change; Youth and Social Development including Education and Health; and Gender.
The directorate also delivers the annual ministerial meetings of the Commonwealth Finance Ministers, Education Ministers, Youth Ministers and Health Ministers, Women’s Affairs Ministers in addition to annual G20 Development Dialogue, the triennial Commonwealth Small States Conference, and other strategic high-level engagements.
The post-holder will provide direct managerial support and advice to the Senior Director on a range of topics, including the coordination of Social and Economic programmatic areas. You will be responsible for ensuring alignment of projects with the Secretariat’s strategic aims providing reports on progress and oversight of budget. You will be required to advise and provide direct, proactive management and coordination to the Senior Director across the full range of areas and represent them from time to time at official meetings.
To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to have Master’s Degree or an equivalent post-graduate qualification in International Development, Management, Economics, Public Policy, or a related discipline. You will need to have at least 10 years’ working experience in one or more of the following areas: project management, planning, monitoring, budgeting, evaluation, and co-ordination of the offices of senior government officials or ministers.
You will need to have experience of project management; successful application of budgeting and resource allocation procedures; operating in a fast-paced environment and delivering quality results; pre-empting and solving complex projects and operations. You will also need to have experience of working effectively and collaborating with colleagues at all levels as well as senior officials from member countries and other international organisations; developing project performance indicators, quality control mechanisms, and project risk management; and experience of managing and supervising staff.
To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.
Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter. Covering letters should be structured to address the key criteria required in the person specification, giving clear examples.
Closing date: 28 August 2020, 5:00 pm BST