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Adviser and Head of Gender Section

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 17 December 2020

£86,704 p.a. plus benefits

We have an excellent opportunity for an Adviser and Head of Gender Section to join our Economic Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate (EYSD).

Reporting to the Senior Director Economic, EYSD, the Adviser and Head of Gender provides leadership, strategic direction and management to the section, overseeing annual planning, personnel and financial management. S/he leads high-level advisory missions on gender-related assignments and represents the Secretariat on gender issues in Commonwealth countries. They are responsible for the preparation, delivery and dissemination of results on gender aspects of the Strategic Plan. The post-holder is expected to have a combination of specialist expertise in gender, strong leadership and managerial skills, diplomacy, and the ability to network with and influence senior people. The post requires some overseas travel.

To be considered, you will need to have a post-graduate qualification in economics, development studies, gender/women studies, the humanities, social sciences or a related field. You will also need to have at least 10 years’ senior management experience, including a track record in the development and implementation of gender policies and programmes at national, regional or international levels.

You must have experience of developing and implementing gender mainstreaming and capacity-building in a public administration environment of international organisation. Experience of having worked with key international organisations and processes addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment. You will also have leadership and management experience in a cross-cultural context

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.

Closing date: 17 December 2020, 5:00pm GMT   

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