Reporting to the Senior Director of the Economic, Social and Sustainable Development Directorate, the Adviser and Head of EPSS Section will lead the development and implementation of the Directorate’s work program covering international economic and financial development, as well as small states issues. The post holder will also lead with organising high-profile Commonwealth dialogues on these issues such as CFMM and CMMSS and will support the political engagement on small states at Ministerial and Heads of Government level. Furthermore, this post leads on the development and management of technical analyses and assistance, capacity building and cooperation with Member States.
Be responsible for managing the Commonwealth’s policy work on financing for development and the global development architecture, including programmes on resilience building in small states with a strong focus on promoting and achieving effective Results Based Management. Areas of policy focus include global macroeconomic developments; post-2015 development framework; building the resilience of small states and the G20 development agenda; among others.
Monitor, analyse and evaluate developments in the global economy and global development architecture with a view to identifying new opportunities and ensuring that the work programme is responsive to global developments.
Ensure effective management of the Section which includes the line management of a team of Advisers and overall management of a team of professional staff and researchers; preparation of the section’s work programme and inputs to the strategic plan; and effective budget and financial management.
Provide policy advice and support to senior management of the Secretariat and to government officials at a senior level.