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Applications for Commonwealth excellent opportunities for the position of ;Programme Assistant, Legal Adviser (Criminal Justice Systems and Cybercrime), Events & Protocol Assistant, Human Rights Adviser and Head and Advisor of Economic Policy and Small States (EPSS) are currently open. Apply now!

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 56 independent and equal countries. It is home to 2.5 billion people,and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. 32 of our members are small states, including many island nations. Our member governments have agreed to share goals like development, democracy and peace.

Find below The Commonwealth Jobs-2022

Programme Assistant – Human Rights Unit

Closing date: 26 August 2022, 05:00 PM

Salary: £30,497 pa + benefits

Location: London SW1, Pall Mall

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative and operational services to support the Adviser and Head – HRU and the HRU team. S/he will provide administrative and secretarial assistance to ensure the smooth running of HRU’s office, activities, and projects.

Other responsibilities entailed in this role include (but are not limited to):

  • Acting as the initial contact for enquiries from Commonwealth High Commissions, international organisations and the general public on HRU related issues;
  • Processing payments, maintaining documentation and continuously monitoring project expenditure and mobilised resources; maintaining HRU’s tracking system for payments, and following up on funding issues with the relevant stakeholders;
  • Providing operational and logistical support to HRU in relation to all events and missions, both in London and overseas;
  • Co-ordinating and compiling materials for the preparation of briefs for the Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General, Senior Management and the Adviser and Head – HRU, specifically in relation to HRU work.

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Legal Adviser (Criminal Justice Systems and Cybercrime)

Closing date: 08 September 2022, 05:00 PM

Salary: £73,171 pa + benefits

Location: London SW1, Pall Mall

Responsibilities

We have an excellent opportunity for a Legal Adviser (Criminal Justice Systems and Cybercrime) to join the Rule of Law Section within our Governance and Peace Directorate (GPD).

The successful candidate will lead on the development and implementation of effective and impact-enhancing policies, strategies and projects in support of the efforts of Commonwealth countries to implement the Commonwealth Equal Access to Justice Declaration and Action Plan, build effective criminal justice systems, including effective anti-cybercrime legislative, policy, institutional and multilateral frameworks.

Other responsibilities entailed in this role include (but are not limited to):

  • Identifying key challenges affecting criminal justice systems in the Commonwealth (using systems analysis and other planning tools) and developing – in close collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders – innovative solutions and robust support programmes;
  • Crafting and delivering legal and policy advice and technical assistance to Commonwealth member countries;
  • Taking responsibility for the results-based management of projects and project teams, including for project implementation, reporting and evaluation;
  • Working in close collaboration with other Legal Advisors in the Rule of Law Section and in other sections across the Secretariat on undertaking research on the reforms required to strengthen criminal justice systems;
  • Consulting and liaising with law ministries in Commonwealth member countries, accredited organisations and other key stakeholders to determine the scope of work and parameters of assistance required to strengthen criminal justice systems in the Commonwealth.

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Events & Protocol Assistant

Closing date: 24 August 2022, 05:00 PM

Salary: £30,497 + benefit

Location: London SW1, Pall Mall

Responsibilities

The Events and Protocol section provides comprehensive coordination for all aspects of pan-Commonwealth Ministerial Meetings, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings, and Royal Household engagements in London, across the Commonwealth and in other capitals.

The Section is responsible for the planning, coordination, and delivery of all virtual and in-person aspects of these meetings convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

The Events and Protocol Assistant will support the Head of Events and Protocol as well as the Events and Protocol Managers in managing all aspects of operational and protocol arrangements for Commonwealth Ministerial Meetings and CHOGM as well as other high-level events.

Other responsibilities entailed in this role include (but are not limited to):

  • Assists with all logistical, operational, planning and protocol arrangements for all Ministerial Meetings, high-level events and CHOGM both virtual and in-person. Where appropriate, will be given projects to lead on behalf of the Events and Protocol Section. Will be required to travel overseas to support the Head of Events and Protocol for Ministerial Meetings and CHOGM. Travel may be required on short notice, and for weeks at a time.
  • Arrange and coordinate virtual meetings on various event platforms such as BlueJeans, GoTo Webinar and Zoom. Previous virtual event experience is essential. Manage the appropriate protocols for Heads of Government and Ministerial Meetings. Liaise with external clients and internal sections to ensure Marlborough House events run smoothly and to a high standard.

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Human Rights Adviser

Closing date: 25 August 2022, 05:00 PM

Salary: £56,004 per annum, plus benefits

Location: Geneva

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the London-based Head of Human Rights, the Human Rights Adviser will support Commonwealth Small States (CSS) specifically and Commonwealth member states generally, while taking a senior role in advancing the Commonwealth’s voice, visibility and dialogue on human rights issues and discourse in Geneva.

Other responsibilities entailed in this role include (but are not limited to):

  • The successful candidate will monitor and participate in developments pertaining to international human rights mechanisms based in Geneva and assist CSS with technical human rights expertise, and support the delivery of Human Rights Unit’s (HRU) technical assistance and capacity development interventions.
  • The Human Rights Adviser will liaise at a senior level with government officials and various international, regional and national human rights teams and UN agencies to further strengthen and develop partnerships.

Your tasks will include taking a senior role in advancing the Commonwealth’s voice, visibility and dialogue on human rights issues and debates in Geneva.

  • Supporting and liaising with the Head of Human Rights in the setting of strategic priorities for engagement with counterparts and UN agencies in Geneva.
  • Attending meetings/forums/events and representing the Secretariat as appropriate.
  • Establishing, maintaining and strengthening partnerships and other working relationships with key agencies in Geneva.
  • Furthermore, undertaking project and budget management and reporting in respect of Geneva-based activities.

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Head and Advisor of Economic Policy and Small States (EPSS)

Closing date: 22 August 2022, 05:00 PM

Salary: £88,447 p/a + benefits

Location: London SW1, Pall Mall

Responsibilities

  • The Economic Social and Sustainable Development Directorate is responsible for the Secretariat’s programmes work on global, regional, and national economic issues, both contemporary and emerging, and on small states.
  • It plays a key role in helping to identify solutions to the economic development problems affecting Commonwealth countries; in achieving an international consensus on these solutions.
  • The Directorate undertakes research and analysis, facilitates dialogue and debate, seeks to build consensus on these issues and solutions within the Commonwealth and within the broader international community with a view of increasing the responsiveness of global institutions to the needs of Commonwealth countries.
  • Reporting to the Senior Director of the Economic, Social and Sustainable Development Directorate, the Adviser and Head of EPSS Section will lead the development and implementation of the Directorate’s work program covering international economic and financial development, as well as small states issues.
  • The post holder will also lead with organising high-profile Commonwealth dialogues on these issues such as CFMM and CMMSS and will support the political engagement on small states at Ministerial and Heads of Government level. Furthermore, this post leads on the development and management of technical analyses and assistance, capacity building and cooperation with Member States.

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For further details visit The Commonwealth Jobs-2022

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