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Programme Officer (Innovation)

Location: London, Pall Mall SW1
Closing date: 23 August 2019

Salary: £49,717 pa + benefits

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

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing programmes, projects and partnerships as part of the Commonwealth’s innovation and digital transformation agenda. She or he will also undertake research to collate, write and publish cutting edge policy guidance and data analysis, particularly on digital, interactive and multimedia platforms. 

To be considered, you must have a post-graduate degree in Economics, Statistics, Public / Business administration, public policy, International Relations, Social Sciences, Computer Science, Information Technology, Data Science, Digital Governance, or a related field. In addition, you will have at least five years’ of progressively relevant experience in the public or private sectors, consulting and/or academia, with some experience of working for or in partnership with an international development / inter-governmental / multilateral organisation. Some experience of working with multiple stakeholders and partners, visualising complex socio-economic data, writing / editing policy relevant data stories and research-led thought leadership in digital and print formats 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 23 August, 2019 at 17:00 BST

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