Commonwealth Job Vacancies

The Commonwealth Secretariat offers a varying range of job opportunities across different sectors. Below are the positions currently available at the Commonwealth.

  1. Economic Research Officers x2
  2. Director, Communications Division
  3. Deputy Digital Content Editor – Communications Division

Recruitment Requirements For the Commonwealth Recruitment 2024/2025

For Economic Research Officers x2

  1. Candidates are required to have a post-graduate degree in Economics or a relevant Post Graduate degree with
    strong focus on sustainable development.
  2. Candidates must have at least 3 years experience of working on economic research and strong
    analytical skills.
  3. Candidates must also have experience working effectively in a small team.
  4. Addressing different audiences such as government officials, diplomats,
    parliamentarians, civil society, and inter-governmental agencies – in writing and
    in person.
  5. Experience and/or demonstrable interest in development issues including debt,
    vulnerability/vulnerability indices and financial technology.
  6. Previously authored technical papers in peer-reviewed journals; book chapters

For Director of Communica

  1. Candidates for this position must have a post-graduate degree and/or professional experience relevant to communications, public relations, and the media, or international relations.
  2. Candidates must have at least fifteen years of experience in a senior managerial role, ten of which must be in international media roles.
  3. Candidates must also have experience as a Press/Special Adviser to a Senior Government Minister or similar or experience as a journalist to a national media outlet.
  4. Candidates must be strong public speakers, skilled briefers confident in briefing for all types of media channels, and have experience working with the political lobby within the UK, or similar political media handling experience.
  5. Candidates must be experienced in maintaining healthy and robust relations with senior news outlets, and have International (including UK) media experience.
  6. Experience in managing digital engagement and running a large Press Office is required.

Deputy Digital Content Editor – Communications Division

  1. Candidates for this position must have extensive experience in managing and developing social media across  Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
  2. Candidates must also be experienced in creating and managing website content, writing, editing, and best practices for user-centered design.
  3. Candidates must have a working knowledge of creative software for design, video, and motion graphics.
  4. Candidates must be experienced in team leadership, establishing and maintaining productive working partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and agencies.
  5. Candidates must possess a high degree of tact, diplomacy, and discretion.

How to Apply for Commonwealth Recruitment

  1. Before applying for a Commonwealth position, it is important to research the organization and the requirements of the specific role you are applying for.
  2. To apply, visit the official Commonwealth job portal.
  3. Go through the available job listings. You can search for jobs using keywords, locations, or job categories.
  4. Click on a job title to view the job description, requirements, and application instructions. Read the description carefully to ensure you meet the requirements for the position.
  5. Prepare an updated CV, a cover letter, and any other required documents or forms.
  6. Ensure that your CV/Resume and cover letter highlight your experience in relation to the position you are applying for.
  7. Follow the application instructions provided.
  8. You may be required to create an account on the job portal, complete an online application form, or submit your application via email or mail.
  9. Ensure that you submit your application before the stated deadline.
  10. Ensure that all the information you have provided is correct.
  11. After the deadline for submission of applications, the Commonwealth Secretariat will review all candidates and shortlist the most suitable applicants.

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