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Programme Assistant
Job Title: Programme Assistant
Location: London, UK
Company: Commonwealth Secretariat
Job Summary: Within our Economic Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate.
Job Description: We have an excellent opportunity for a Programme Assistant to join the Economic Policy and Small States section within our Economic Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate. The Programme Assistant is responsible for providing technical and administrative support to the Section. He/she will be responsible for the administrative arrangements to deliver the section’s activities such as meetings, seminars and workshops. These arrangements would include: liaising with project managers/teams, member countries and development partners on arrangement of meetings; travel arrangements; processing of financial payments; filing; record maintenance; issuance of correspondence and other general administrative duties including updating and maintaining the section’s databases of contacts, CVs and others. The Programme Assistant will also be required to undertake horizon scans and research on economic policy in the Commonwealth and provide briefs and reports on the issues.
Requirements: To be considered, you will need to have a secondary qualification to “A” Level or equivalent vocational qualification. You will also need at least three years of demonstrated work experience in administrative duties and familiarity with financial procedures; experience in working with governments or international organisation. The work experience may be gained through a combination of paid employment, volunteer, placement or internship positions; and a working understanding of the Commonwealth Secretariat, gender and development and related concepts, theories and international instruments. Please refer to the job description for full information.
How to apply: Please apply online: https://thecommonwealth.org/jobs/programme-assistant-3
Closing Date: 09/02/2021
Additional information: 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.
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