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Administrative Assistant: Sport for Development and Peace (SDP)

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 21 August 2017

£27,980 pa + benefits (pro rata, 3 days a week over two years)

London SW1, Pall Mall

We have an excellent opportunity for an Administrative Assistant (SDP), to work within the Sport for Development and Peace Section in our Economic, Social and Sustainable Development Directorate.

Commonwealth Governments have consistently recognised the potential for sport-based policies and development interventions to make a positive contribution to sustainable development. Accordingly, the Commonwealth Secretariat works to assist member countries to strengthen the link between sport, development and peace (building) and to strengthen national Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) policy direction and strategy. SDP is the intentional use of sport, play and physical activity as a viable, practical and effective tool to contribute to development and peace goals.

The Commonwealth Secretariat’s SDP work contributes to the organisation’s strategic objective for the people of the Commonwealth to “fulfil their potential with dignity and equality in a healthy environment”. The SDP Section works across social policy areas, with a particular focus on engaging and empowering young people to meaningfully participate in political and development processes.

The successful candidate will provide administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the SDP office and programmes.  This assistance includes tasks related to project delivery, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, financial management; correspondence, and, travel arrangements. 

To be considered, you will need to possess a Bachelor’s degree in administration, project management or equivalent. The successful candidate will have at least three years’ demonstrated experience in a similar role. Report writing skills, and proven ability to adhere to required time frames and standards are also required.

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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