Commonwealth Secretariat Graduate Recruitment 2017/2018 | Guide & Requirements


Commonwealth Secretariat Graduate Recruitment 2017/2018 — Find The Application Guide and Requirements On This Page

This information is to put you in the known that Commonwealth Secretariat Graduate Recruitment 2017 has finally commenced and this post will be walking you through the process involve in applying for this recruitment as well as application guide and requirements.

The Commonwealth Secretariat is a governmental body that it ultmost responsibility is to support youth empowerment through their  Young Professionals Programme (YPP). They make available multiple opportunities for suitably and qualified young Nigerian graduates with the aid of the Commonwealth to contribute to our core work through the transference of technical expertise, innovative ideas, specialist knowledge and fresh perspectives.

The Commonwealth Secretariat is the inter-governmental body of the Commonwealth, comprising 52 independent sovereign states. They major aim and objective of Commonwealth Secretariat is to provide sustainable and people-centred development through professional advice, transfer of best practice and the enhancement of skills and knowledge. This is an initiative to contribute play a part in the well-being of 2.4 billion citizens, 60% of whom are under 30 years of age.

Interested applicants should find the recruitment information and other guide lines after the jump.


Job Title: Assistant Communications Officer

Job Summary

The Assistant Communications Officer role sits within the Communications Division and is focused on providing it with technical and administrative support.


To be considered for this opportunity, you must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional journalistic, media or political experience.
A master’s degree is desirable but not essential.
You will have worked in a recognised national broadcast, print or digital newsroom for a minimum of two years


Essential Criteria :

  • A minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional journalistic, media or press office experience
  • Has worked in a recognised national broadcast, print or digital newsroom or press office for a minimum of two years
  • Has experience of working in one or more of their country’s national political partiesor governments or been a political or lobby reporter or correspondent
  • Has used content management systems to upload digital content or willing to be trained
  • Can photograph, video and edit basic films
  • Has proven experience of placing stories in regional, national and international media
  • Has media contacts to market and place stories and enhance the reputation and brand of the Secretariat
  • Has experience of dealing with communications crises


Desirable Criteria:

  • A master’s degree
  • Has specialist knowledge of Africa and/or Asia
  • Has experience of writing speeches for internal and external stakeholders
  • Has experience of coaching internal and external stakeholders in media and public appearance


  • £28,500 per annum gross, subject to deductions of National Insurance contributions and Commonwealth Secretariat internal income tax paid at UK income tax rates. This salary is fully inclusive. Salary is payable monthly on or after 25th of each month into a bank account
    Medical and Dental Coverage
  • The Secretariat provides non-contributory private healthcare and dental cover for all London-based employees and eligible London based dependents of employees. The cover is subject to underwriting conditions and supplements the UK National Health Service provisions.


Subject to funding, the Secretariat may put in place various insurance schemes for its employees. Where such policies are in place, they shall be subject to the conditions of the underwriters and may change from time to time.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should Hit This Spot to Apply


Application Closing Date:

The application deadline is …


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