Apply to be the Assistant Research Officer (Connectivity Agenda) at the Commonwealth Secretariat,London

Location:  Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date:  7 August 2020

£29,070 p.a + benefits

The Commonwealth Secretariat is proud to support 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.

If you are passionate about exploring how the digital economy can drive prosperity and support global growth, we have an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Research Officer in our Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda Section.

Reporting to the Head of Section, the successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking timely and accurate collection and analysis of data on the topics being explored under the Connectivity Agenda, such as digital trade, infrastructure, regulatory policy, agriculture, and fisheries trade.

Other responsibilities entailed in this role include (but are not limited to):

  • Mainstreaming inclusivity, focussed on women and youth, and sustainability, focussed on the blue and green economies, into research conducted.
  • Supporting the development of toolkits, training materials, presentations, manuals, guidelines and other policy tools.
  • Facilitating the exchange of information and the sharing of knowledge and best practice through the Connectivity Delegates Portal.
  • Providing administrative support for meetings and events organised by the Section such as Cluster Week and the Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting.
  • To be considered you must have a degree in economics, law, international trade or a relevant discipline, and at least one year of professional experience in the areas related to the work of the Section. Candidates who have obtained a relevant post-graduate qualification will have an added advantage.

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 aged 27 years or younger
at the date applications close.

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: 7 August 2020, 1700hrs BST

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