Location: London, UK
Closing Date: 8 May 2012
The Economic Affairs Division is responsible for the Secretariatís programmes on national and international economic issues and, with other divisions, for assisting member countries to improve economic policy-making, management and governance. The Commonwealth is committed to the Millennium Development Goals, which include targets on eliminating extreme poverty and hunger, promoting gender equality, ensuring environmental sustainability, and developing a global partnership for development. The Secretariat plays a key role in helping to identify solutions to the economic problems affecting Commonwealth developing countries; in achieving an international consensus on these solutions through analytical/ diagnostic work and advocacy; and in providing policy advice to governments. Practical assistance for economic development is a core Secretariat activity and a high priority for governments.
The Programme Assistant is responsible for providing administrative services to support the Head of Section and Advisers within the Section. He/She will be primarily responsible for the travel function and the recording and maintenance of staff on leave and sickness absence within the division. Apart from this, the post holder will be required to assist in maintaining Divisionís financial records, the Project Management Information System (PMIS) and Registry.