Programme Officer – Commonwealth Election Professionals Initiative

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 4 April 2017
£38,823 pa gross + benefits
We have an excellent opportunity for a Programme Officer – Commonwealth Election Professionals Initiative, to work within our Political Division.
The Political Division (POL) is the lead division in the Commonwealth Secretariat’s work to promote democratic values, practices and institutions. POL facilitates consultation and consensus-building among Commonwealth governments, including support for the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group and Heads of Government Meetings. The Electoral Support Section of the Political Division is responsible for the organisation of election observation groups and responds to requests for technical assistance to reinforce electoral institutions in member states. The Commonwealth Electoral Network (CEN) is supported by the Electoral Support Section. It was launched in 2010 to facilitate experience sharing, create peer support mechanisms, and promote good practice across the Commonwealth in the field of election management.
The successful candidate, in consultation with the Head of the Electoral Support Section, will be responsible for developing, managing and reporting on the CEP Initiative in fulfilment of the related Grant Agreement. You will ensure that the project delivers value for money and financial accountability to the project donor; achieves project objectives and demonstrates clear impact within a results-based management framework; is aligned to the Secretariat’s Strategic Plan; and, meets the needs of Commonwealth election management bodies (EMBs) and their junior election professionals.
To be considered, you will need a degree in a relevant subject. You will also need to have at least five years’ project or programme management experience, including budget management, preferably gained in an international or intergovernmental context. Staff management experience, including management of external contracts and consultants, is also required.
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.
To join us for this role, you must be a Commonwealth citizen and have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.
If you feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply using the links below.
The closing date is 4 April 2017, 5:00pm BST. 
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