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Sport and the SDGs Project Officer

Sport and the SDGs Project Officer

An opportunity to work with the Commonwealth at its headquarters in London.

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 31 January 2019
Salary: £38,823 pa gross + benefits

An exciting opportunity to contribute to enhancing the contribution of sport to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The post holder will coordinate and further develop a collaborative international project to develop a framework and model indicators to measure the contribution of sport to prioritised SDGs. Based at the Commonwealth Secretariat Headquarters in London, the role will be responsible for the production and delivery of key technical products, coordinating a network of organisations contributing to the project and managing the Commonwealth Secretariat’s technical support on sport and SDG measurement.

This is a unique opportunity for a skilled project officer with experience in results based management who has a passion for the role sport can play in advancing sustainable development and peace.

To be considered, you will have a post-graduate degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, such as economics, sociology or international development. You will also have a minimum of five years of demonstrated experience managing statistics, data or evaluation-focused projects and a background working in/with Government, intergovernmental or international NGO and sporting organisations. Experience working with national or international statistical systems and offices is desirable.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory service to Commonwealth member countries. We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.

To join, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country and also have the rights to live and work in the UK.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2019, at 17:00 GMT.

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