The Commonwealth Secretariat Assistant Research Officer, Climate Change (Young Professionals Programme) – £29,070 pa + benefits

Commonwealth News Internship

Application Deadline: 11 January 2021, 1700hrs GMT

The Commonwealth Secretariat is proud to be supporting youth empowerment through our newly created Young Professionals Programme (YPP). The YPP creates multiple opportunities for talented and qualified young people from across the Commonwealth to contribute to our core work through the transference of technical expertise, innovative ideas, specialist knowledge and fresh perspectives.

Reporting to the Head or Section, Climate Change, the scope of work of this role centres around research and analysis, report drafting and stakeholder engagement.

Among the responsibilities encompassed in this role includes (but are not limited to):

  • Conducting desk-based research on the themes and implementation plan action areas.
  • Support in development of a technical reports to form the basis for the drafting and finalization of the Commonwealth Living Lands Charter.
  • Stakeholder engagement – the identification and interview of key stakeholders as part of the consultation process on the Living Lands Charter including technical agencies, High Commissioners and relevant line ministries of member countries.
  • Presentation of findings.

Requirements

  • To be considered for this role you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country aged 27 years or younger at the time applications close.
  • You must have a degree in a relevant field such as Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use Management, Water Management, Environmental Economics, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management or any other closely related field, along with at relevant work experience in environment and climate change.   
  • You must also have at least one year of demonstrated work experience in supporting policy dialogue and cross-institutional collaboration, including with representatives of government and non-government partners.
  • Understanding of issues related to climate change policies, land, biodiversity, indigenous people and animal husbandry is also essential.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries.  We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.

To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

If you feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply using the buttons below.

Closing date: 11 January 2021, 1700hrs GMT

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Secretariat Assistant Research Officer, Climate Change

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