Commonwealth Secretariat Young Professionals Program (YPP) Job Opportunity for Young Graduates: Assistant Programmes Officer (Sport for Development & Peace)

Young Professionals Programme (London based):
Assistant Programmes Officer (Sport for Development & Peace)

Program(s) Offered: Youth empowerment
Program Level: Internships/Jobs
Provider: Commonwealth
Country to Work in: London, UK

Programme Description
The Commonwealth Secretariat is proud to be supporting youth empowerment through its Young Professionals Programme (YPP). To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country. More on the YPP Programme here.

The YPP Programme creates multiple opportunities for talented and qualified young people from across the Commonwealth to contribute to the Commonwealth's core work through the transference of technical expertise, innovative ideas, specialist knowledge and fresh perspectives.

The Commonwealth Secretariat’s Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) work contributes to the organisation’s strategic objective for the people of the Commonwealth to “fulfil their potential with dignity and equality in a healthy environment”. The SDP Section works across social policy areas, with a particular focus on engaging and empowering young people to meaningfully participate in political and development processes.

The Commonwealth Young Professionals Programme: Assistant Programmes Officer (Sport for Development & Peace)

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, and possess a strong bachelor degree or equivalent relevant to the role, such as public administration, public policy, international development or social science.

You will have at least one year of demonstrated work experience in a public policy-focused role either in sport, social policy or international development. The experience may be gained through a combination of paid employment, volunteer, placement or internship positions.

Sound and demonstrated knowledge of the use of sport in sustainable development is also a requirement.

Eligible groups
Citizens of Commonwealth countries

Participating Institutions
The Commonwealth Secretariat
Located at Pall Mall, London SW1

Fields of work
The Assistant Programmes Officer (SDP) will provide technical and logistical support across sport-related projects and events; undertake research and analysis to assist senior Commonwealth officials and member states to strengthen policy aimed at enhancing the contribution of sport to sustainable development; assist in the delivery of the Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting; and support the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS).

Number of awards
Not specified

Programme duration
Two years

Programme benefits
It is valued at £28,500 per annum gross

Method of Application
Applications are made online. You can apply online here.
It is important to go through the Application guidelines, Person specification and Terms of reference before applying for this position. And also visit the official website (link to it is below).

The closing date is 4 August 2017, 5:00 pm BST.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 52 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.

Application Deadline: 4 August 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

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