Secretariat searching for new Communications Adviser

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This is an outstanding opportunity to join our Communications Division (COM), which helps to raise the public profile of the Commonwealth through strategic communications activities including proactive media outreach and a range of public relations activities.

The Communications Adviser plays a key role in implementing the Commonwealth Secretariat’s strategic communications strategy; monitors international developments insofar as they affect the Commonwealth; recommends appropriate communications activities in support of the Secretariat’s Strategic Plan; and supports the division’s editorial outputs, notably writing and contributing to key communications materials.

To succeed in the role, you will have at least 10 years of experience as a communications/media adviser, press officer or campaigner within a major global institution. Alternatively, you could possess the equivalent length of experience as a reporter or correspondent with a large media organisation. This should be supported by a good understanding of audio-visual or print journalism, and a Bachelor’s degree or Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field such as communications, journalism, media studies or international affairs.

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communications skills. Ideally you will have had experience covering political, parliamentary, social or economic issues. An appreciation and knowledge of international development and/or diplomatic issues will be highly regarded.

The Commonwealth Secretariat is an inter-governmental organisation, comprising 53 sovereign member states. Our aim is to provide sustainable and people-centred development through professional advice, transfer of best practice and the enhancement of skills and knowledge.

To be considered, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

Deadline for applications is 17:00 GMT on 2 November 2014.

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