The Commonwealth Secretariat seeks to appoint a Senior Director of our Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development (EYSD) Directorate. S/he will lead the efforts of the Secretariat in supporting sustainable economic development along with youth and social policy development, to ensure that the voices of member states are heard and compelling on the global stage. S/he will work comfortably at the highest levels with government leaders and will be at ease operating within multi-lateral environments. S/he will be an adroit manager, fluent advocate, economic development and policy thought leader, and committed internationalist.
The successful candidate will provide vision, leadership, and guidance to the Directorate, the Secretariat, the Commonwealth member states, and partners globally. Reporting to the Secretary-General, the Senior Director will be a member of its Senior Management Committee, chaired by the Secretary-General, playing a leading role in shaping Secretariat strategies and policies, as well as those of the Directorate.
To be considered, you will have a post-graduate degree in Economics or a related field of study with a strong research element from a reputable institution. You will also have at least fifteen years of experience, including a minimum of ten years at the senior management level, directing teams of multi-disciplinary professionals in a governmental or international organisation.
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