Vacancy at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London- Assistant Programmes Officer (Caribbean Region)
  • London, UK

The Commonwealth Secretariat in London is hiring Assistant Programmes Officer (Caribbean Region).

The Commonwealth Secretariat is proud to be supporting 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.

The Assistant Programme Officer – Caribbean Region is responsible for providing technical and administrative support to the Youth Programmes Section of the Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate, in particular with knowledge of or reference to the Caribbean region.

Responsibilities include: contributing to the development of context-specific research papers, toolkits, resources, guidelines and training programmes, for use by or with member governments, youth leaders and youth professionals; monitoring the outcomes of technical assistance and programme work, and collating learning in alignment with Commonwealth youth development frameworks and guidelines; providing administrative support, including correspondence, procurement payments and arranging logistics related to youth programmes work; and representing the Commonwealth Secretariat in youth networks, forums and meetings as delegated by the Programme Managers.

The Commonwealth Secretariat is the principal intergovernmental body of the Commonwealth, responsible for progressing and achieving the shared goals of the association’s 53 member governments in advancing democracy, development and respect for diversity.



Commonwealth Countries


Salary: £28,500 p.a gross


  • 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
  • To be considered for this role you must possess a strong bachelor degree or equivalent in youth development or a related degree in social sciences or international development, if combined with relevant experience in youth-led development and democracy initiatives.
  • You will have at least one year’s work experience in the design and delivery of youth development and/or youth-led development or democracy programmes.
  • The work experience may be gained through a combination of paid employment, postgraduate research, and placement or internship positions.
Eligible Regions: Commonwealth Countries

Application Process

Apply online through the given link.

Application Deadline: December 3, 2018

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