The programme demonstrates our ongoing commitment to youth empowerment and our recognition of young people as partners and leaders in development.
About the programme
Young Professionals will be based at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, taking up two-year positions in areas of work such as economic policy, human resources and youth. During this time, they will provide technical and administrative support to programmes and operations.
In addition to living in one of the world’s leading cities, Young Professionals will benefit from a structured programme of professional development and mentoring, working with high-level decision-makers and technical experts.
To be considered, a candidate must:
The recruitment process comprises a variety of selection exercises and interviews over two stages. Stage 1 includes written and technology exercises, while Stage 2 is primarily interview-led, via Skype.
Candidates will be assessed according to their relevant qualifications and experience. In keeping with Commonwealth Secretariat guidelines, the geographic and gender balance of the total number of Young Professional positions will also be considered.
If successful, a candidate will have two weeks to confirm their intention to take up the position. Contracts cannot be deferred or postponed.
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