Assistant Programme Officer (Research)

Salary: £29,070 pa + benefits

The Commonwealth Secretariat is proud to be supporting 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 Assistant Programme Officer (Research) is responsible for providing research and administrative support for initiatives aimed at developing and disseminating the evidence base for the initiatives under the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP), and to strengthening youth policy and practice.

Among the responsibilities encompassed in this role includes (but are not limited to):

  • Supervising and implementing research projects;
  • Advocacy, facilitation and support of Member Governments and development partners to build strong evidence-based youth policies, programmes, youth work practice and enabling environments;
  • Interpreting, analysing and acting on research findings to produce regular reports to inform policy, programme and practice;
  • Developing innovative youth development research products and tools to be used by stakeholders;
  • Contributing to development of policy briefs, research papers and reports, speeches, presentations and talking points;
  • Representing the Commonwealth Secretariat in youth networks, forums and meetings as delegated by the Research Manager;

To be considered for this role you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country aged 27 years or younger at the time applications close. You must have a degree in a relevant  discipline in Social Sciences, such as Economics, International Relations, Politics, Sociology, Youth Work, Applied Social Research or Development Studies. You much also have at least one year of demonstrated work experience in the design and implementation of social research projects, involving both qualitative and quantitative methods. Demonstrated experience in writing for publication, including reports and papers on social policy and youth development for wide variety of audiences including high-level policy stakeholders is also essential.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 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.

If you feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply using the buttons below.

Closing date: 18 August 2021, 17:00 BST

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