We have an excellent opportunity for an Adviser Sport for Development and Peace to work in our Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate. The Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) Section focuses on strengthening national and international policy, including their alignment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), building the capacity of policy stakeholders and officials as well as improving monitoring and evaluation of the contribution of sport and physical activity to these non-sport objectives.
The post holder is responsible for leading the delivery of the sport and physical activity related outcomes of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s strategic plan, while also contributing to the organisation’s wider social policy work programme. The post holder will oversee the delivery of all sport and physical activity related projects, with a focus on national policy development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation, lead the Commonwealth Secretariat’s thought leadership, analysis and policy guidance on sport and sustainable development and manage key external relationships with member Governments, the UN system, Commonwealth Sports Movement and wider sport and physical activity stakeholders.
To be considered you will need to have a post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as public administration, social policy, sport management or international development. You will need to have at least 10 years’ experience in developing, delivering and/or evaluating sport, physical activity and sustainable development policy and programmes, including at least 5 years’ lead responsibility and demonstrable success delivering impact with national/international scale. You will also need to have at least 10 years’ experience in working in /with Government, intergovernmental or international NGO organisations, in particular expertise in government policy development and impact evaluation. You will also need sound and demonstrated knowledge, professional experience and leadership in scaling the contribution of sport and physical activity to sustainable development; and experience of authorship of official reports, formal publications and papers in academic and non-academic forums focused primarily on macro policy issues.
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.
The closing date is 17:00 BST, 7 July 2021