Home >Jobs >Adviser, Senior Director EYSD

Adviser, Senior Director EYSD

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 8 November 2021

Salary: £73,171 p.a + benefits

We have an excellent opportunity for an Adviser to the Senior Director of our Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development (EYSD) Directorate. The work of the EYSD Directorate is divided in the following five areas: Debt Management Unit; Economic Policy and Small States; Climate Change; Youth and Social Development including Education and Health; and Gender.

The directorate also delivers the annual ministerial meetings of the Commonwealth Finance Ministers, Education Ministers, Youth Ministers and Health Ministers, Women's Affairs Ministers in addition to annual G20 Development Dialogue, the triennial Commonwealth Small States Conference, and other strategic high-level engagements.

The post-holder will provide direct managerial support and advice to the Senior Director on a range of topics, including the coordination of Social and Economic programmatic areas. You will be responsible for ensuring alignment of projects with the Secretariat’s strategic aims providing reports on progress and oversight of budget. You will be required to advise and provide direct, proactive management and coordination to the Senior Director across the full range of areas and represent them from time to time at official meetings.  

To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to have a post-graduate degree in Economics, Environmental Studies, Development Finance, International Development, Public Policy or closely related qualifications with strong analytical and writing skills. You will need to have at least 10 years’ experience of working in a technical and advisory capacity related to two or more of the Directorate’s thematic areas.

You will need to have proven extensive expertise in analytical and policy formulation with international intergovernmental development organisations, with a particular focus on macro-economic and sustainable development initiatives; experience of providing pro-active, high level advice and support to senior officials in an international organisation; experience of developing strategic partnerships; and demonstrable experience of resource mobilisation and developing successful funding proposals in one or more of the thematic areas of the Directorate.

You will also need to have demonstrable experience of project management and applying project management methodologies, including planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation; experience of successful application of budgeting and resource management procedures; experience of operating in a fast-paced environment and delivering quality results; experience of working effectively and collaborating with colleagues at all levels as well as senior officials from member countries and other international organisations; proven record of effective people management and communication skills; strong writing skills ; and knowledge or experience of working with Commonwealth member states.

To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

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.

Closing date: 8 November 2021,1800hrs GMT

Apply online Application guidelines Person specification Terms of reference