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Partnerships Officer

Location: London SW1, Pall Mall
Closing date: 22 August 2019

£49,717 pa + benefits

We have an outstanding opportunity for a Partnerships Officer in our Strategy, Portfolio, Partnerships and Digital Division.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of the Secretariat’s Partnerships Strategy, managing and strengthening the Secretariat’s partnership with member governments, Commonwealth-accredited organisations as well as other institutional partners from the international development, private and voluntary sectors. The successful applicant will also help develop the Commonwealth Innovation Ecosystem Programme, and mobilise public-private partnerships that could add value to the Commonwealth Innovation Network.

To be considered, you must have a post-graduate degree / diploma (or equivalent) in International Development, Public/Business Administration, International Relations, Marketing, Social Sciences, Fundraising or a related field. In addition, you will have at least five years’ overall relevant experience across partnerships, resource mobilisation, communications, stakeholder engagement and advocacy. At least two years of project management experience involving engagement with policymakers and key decision-makers from the private, public and voluntary sectors are also essential requirements.

We are the inter-governmental body of the Commonwealth, comprising 53 sovereign states. Our aim is to provide sustainable development through professional advice, transfer of best practice, and the enhancement of skills and knowledge, all to the betterment of over two billion citizens. Our efforts are concentrated where we have a clear ability to add global value.

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.

To join us, you must be a Commonwealth Citizen.

The closing date is 22 August 2019 at 17:00 BST

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