Hot Job: Become Assistant Programmes Officer – Software Development at the Commonwealth Secretariat

Hot Job: Become Assistant Programmes Officer – Software Development at the Commonwealth Secretariat

Deadline: July 25, 2019

Apply to become the Assistant Programmes Officer – Software Development at the Commonwealth Secretariat. The Commonwealth Secretariat is proud to be supporting youth empowerment through their Young Professionals Programme (YPP).

The Young Professionals Programme creates multiple opportunities for talented and qualified young people from across the Commonwealth to contribute to their core work through the transference of technical expertise, innovative ideas, specialist knowledge and fresh perspectives.


The Assistant Programme Officer – Software Development role is for a two-year non-renewable term. Successful applicant will be responsible for writing Software Code and APIs; undertaking data analytics; producing visualisations; and general data management duties that are needed to support ongoing projects and activities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coding and testing applications for in-house software programs;
  • Conducting end-user training upon completion of software;
  • Implementing systems in in-house production environment; developing API platforms and micro-services;
  • Conducting training for end users on applications;
  • Contributing to identifying processes for automation; and providing occasional out-of-hours support.


  • Salary on appointment is £28,500 per annum. This is subject to the deduction of internal income tax (currently aligned with UK income tax rates) and UK National Insurance contributions (from which overseas-recruited Diplomatic staff members are exempt).


  • You must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country aged 27 or younger at the time applications close;
  • Must possess a strong bachelor degree or equivalent in IT/Computing. Degrees in related fields such as Mathematics or Engineering may be considered;
  • You should also have at least one year’s experience in the development and deployment of web and mobile applications. The work experience may be gained through a combination of paid employment, volunteer, placement, apprenticeship or internship positions.


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