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Commonwealth Project Officer in London

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Commonwealth Project Officer in London

A 6 month position with the Commonwealth based in London, working with the Commonwealth Sport for Development and Peace projects. Application deadline: 31 December 2019.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Project Officer, Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) to join our Economic Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate.

The Project Officer, Sport for Development and Peace is responsible for coordinating Commonwealth sport-related projects, encompassing technical assistance projects, capacity building and policy analysis and research. The Project Officer will also provide support and advice on the development of national policy and strategies to enhance and protect the contribution of sport to sustainable development in Commonwealth member countries, support the head of SDP in building and maintaining relationships with identified ministries, key international organisations, sector stakeholders and programme partners.

To be considered, you will need to have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as sport, public administration, youth development or international development. You will need to have sound and demonstrated knowledge of, and professional experience of sport and development policy. 5+ years’ experience in managing sport and/or sport development policy formulation and implementation. 5+ years’ experience in working in/with government, intergovernmental or international NGO organisations. 5+ years’ experience managing projects involving multiple partners including governmental agencies or inter-governmental bodies. Please refer to the job description for full information.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 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 and have the right to live and work in the UK.

  • Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
  • Closing date: 31 December 2019
  • Contract duration: 6 months


Pall Mall
United Kingdom

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