Commonwealth launches Young Professionals Programme

The Commonwealth Secretariat has launched a Young Professionals Programme as part of its ongoing commitment to youth development and empowerment.

Under the programme, qualified young people from Commonwealth member countries are given the opportunity to contribute to the Commonwealth’s work in international development and democracy, and to build their skills in its culturally diverse, professional environment.

The Young Professionals will be based at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, taking up two-year positions in divisions such as Economic Policy, Rule of Law, Human Resources and Youth. During this time, they will provide technical and administrative support to programmes and operations, and benefit from professional development and mentoring.

There are 28 positions currently designated for young professionals – around 10% of the total staff of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

To be eligible, applicants must be 27 years or younger at the time of application, and possess a level of qualifications and experience relevant to each role. They must be nationals of Commonwealth member countries, have excellent English language and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate commitment to the values of the Commonwealth.

Recruitment will commence from 28 October 2014 and be staggered over subsequent months.

Young professionals interested in this exciting opportunity can find out more at:


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