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Assistant Research Officer (Young Professionals Programme)

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 2 August 2021

Salary: £29,070 pa + benefits

The Commonwealth Secretariat is proud to be supporting youth empowerment through our Young Professionals Programme (YPP). The YPP creates multiple opportunities for talented and qualified young people from across the Commonwealth to contribute to our core work through the transference of technical expertise, innovative ideas, specialist knowledge and fresh perspectives.

The Assistant Research Officer is responsible for providing research, analysis, and programme support, to the Senior Director’s Office. The post-holders will be responsible for providing the Senior Director’s Office with technical and administrative support. The candidate should engage with complex realities in a changing world, undertake in-depth and high-quality research and draft presentations and documentation of project reports. She/he would support the organisation of high-level meetings, technical and capacity building programmes.

Among the responsibilities encompassed in this role includes (but are not limited to):

  • Assist in reviewing and editing publications, correspondence and presentations;
  • In-depth research on current economic, environmental and international development issues as directed which affect the world in general and member states in particular;
  • Monitoring the delivery of results against planned outcomes;
  • Assisting in the preparation of internal and external meetings;

To be considered for this role you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country aged 27 years or younger at the time applications close. You must have a first degree in Economics, Environment, International Development, Public Health, Public Finance, Public Policy or a related discipline. You must also have at least one year of demonstrated work experience in the area of Economics/International Development/ Public Health/ Public Policy/ Public Finance/ Environmental policy/ or related fields. The work experience may be gained through a combination of paid employment, post-graduate research, and placement or internship positions.

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.

If you feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply using the buttons below.

Closing date: 2 August 2021, 1700hrs BST

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