Adviser, Technical Assistance Unit

Location: Central London
Closing date: 6 October 2015

£59,164 pa + benefits

This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual with at least eight years’ experience focused on developing and managing complex technical co-operation projects in developing countries. This must be supported by a good understanding of government operations; expertise in project design, management, monitoring and evaluation as well as budgeting and forecasting; and an in-depth knowledge of international development thinking and practice, Project Cycle Management and RBM.
As a member of our flexible and responsive team of project management professionals, you will head the appraisal, design, implementation and evaluation of technical co-operation and capacity-building projects, assisting with policy formulation, on-going review and improvement of procedures.
This will involve leading the analysis, review and evaluation of member requests; the preparation of projects; the implementation of a portfolio of projects; and on-going monitoring and review. Also, you will develop performance assessment methodologies, indicators and metrics and manage financial performance.
With a qualification in development studies, political science, economics or a related social science discipline, you must have excellent written and oral skills and a background in a government agency in a developing country or an international development organisation.
We are the inter-governmental body of the Commonwealth, comprising 53 independent sovereign states. Our aim is to provide sustainable and people-centred development through professional advice, transfer of best practice and the enhancement of skills and knowledge. This is an exciting time to join us. Demand-driven, we recently refocused our priorities, creating this, and other, outstanding opportunities to make a tangible improvement to the wellbeing of 2.2 billion citizens, 60% of whom are under 30 years of age, while taking a significant step in your own professional and career development.
To be considered, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.
Applications close at 17:00 BST on 6 October 2015.
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