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National Alcohol Policy Development for the Social Sector

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Education: The consultant must hold a master´s degree in public health or health policy or similar fields (A degree in medicine and/or law is desirable).
Experience: At least 5 years of experience developing policies in the area of NCDs prevention and control.
Languages: Strong written and oral communication skills in English.

Core and Technical Competencies:
  1. Ability to work independently, under tight schedules and to coordinate with several technical stakeholders.
  2. Ability to manage multiple, complex tasks being undertaken concurrently.
  3. Ability to analyze, interpret and synthesize information from a number of sources.
  4. Ability to work with diverse group of stakeholders and build consensus.
 
Opportunity Summary: 
  • Type of contract and modality: PEC
  • Length of contract: Six months
  • Starting date: November 2018
  • Location: Country of Residence and three 5-day trips to Jamaica
  • Responsible person: Pablo Ibarraran SCL/SPH Social Protection Lead Specialist
  • Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.  
 

Our culture: Working with us you will be surrounded by a diverse group of people who have years of experience in all types of development fields, including transportation, health, gender and diversity, communications and much more.

About us: At the Inter-American Development Bank, we’re devoted to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.

Payment and Conditions: Compensation will be determined in accordance with Bank’s policies and procedures. The Bank, pursuant to applicable policies, may contribute toward travel and moving expenses. In addition, candidates must be citizens of an IDB member country.

 

Visa and Work Permit: The Bank, pursuant to applicable policies, may submit a visa request to the applicable immigration authorities; however, the granting of the visa is at the discretion of the immigration authorities. Notwithstanding, it is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the necessary visa or work permits required by the authorities of the country(ies) in which the services will be rendered to the Bank. If a candidate cannot obtain a visa or work permit to render services to the Bank the contractual offer will be rescinded

 

Consanguinity: Pursuant to applicable Bank policy, candidates with relatives (including the fourth degree of consanguinity and the second degree of affinity, including spouse) working for the IDB, IDB Invest, or MIF as staff members or Complementary Workforce contractuals, will not be eligible to provide services for the Bank.

 

Diversity: The Bank is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities to all candidates. We embrace diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, and religion. We encourage women, Afro-descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply.

 
 
 
APPENDIX I: Outline for a Comprehensive National Policy Document
 
SECTION
EXPLANATION
 
TITLE
Self-explanatory
MESSAGES
Self-explanatory

LIST OF ACRONYMS

Self-explanatory
1
PREFACE
Self-explanatory
2

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Self-explanatory
3
INTRODUCTION

(a) Background and purpose/rationale

(b) Definition of issues, key terms
4

OVERALL SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS

  • Profile
  • Historical contexts
  • Current programmes/institutional arrangements
  • Legislative and Policy environment – international, regional and local
  • Links with other policies and programmes – environmental, economic or social
  • Reference to any relevant documents

Provides information on what has led to the need for this policy. Should also inform how the local situation compares with the rest of the region and/or the world.

5
VISION STATEMENT

A succinct and inspiring statement which describes what the ideal condition that is desired for the future. It answers the question: "What will success look like?" It provides a guiding image of success. It is a description in words that conjures up a similar picture for each member of the group; the destination of the group's work together. It is the pursuit of this image of success that motivates people to work together.

6
GOALS

Broad targets/objectives for achieving the Vision.

7
PRINCIPLES

Guide and underpin all activities in which the entity will be engaged in to achieve the Vision.

8
POLICIES

A policy is a guide to action and decision-making, under a given set of circumstances that seeks above all to assure consistency and fairness in the accomplishment of some intended or desired end.

Policy can be viewed as a course of action or inaction.

 

The objectives the Government intends to achieve as well as its position the various issues should be clear.

 
8a

Brief Introduction - Current situation, identification of problems and issues

For each Policy Area, include an introduction identifying the current situation, the problems and issues.

8b
 
Policy Objectives

For each Policy Area, identify the Government’s objectives towards resolving problems and issues or maintaining status quo (remember these must concur with goals and principles).

8c
Strategies

For each Policy Area, identify broad and most salient measures to be used to achieve the objectives.

 

The areas is may cover the following areas:

  1. Legislative Changes;
  2. Public Education/Behaviour Change;
  3. Capacity Building;
  4. Strengthening Service Delivery;
  5. Development of Guidelines; and
  6. Research
 

The activities which will support the strategies should be expounded on the Action Plan that accompanies the Policy.

8d
Ownership and implementation

Identifies who has responsibility for monitoring and implementation of specific Policy Areas.

9
KEY STAKEHOLDERS AND THEIR ROLES

Identifies key agents in the implementation of the policy; the nature of each role; their rights, responsibilities and obligations.

10
MONITORING AND EVALUATION FRAMEWORK
 

Outline the approach to monitoring and evaluation of the policy during implementation. The responsible actor/actors, timelines, etc. should be indicated.

11

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

Any implications in the policy for the environment, including Climate Change. These can be indicated in a special section but even better, the whole document could be infused, where appropriate, with an indication of implications for the environment of policy proposals and measures to address the implications where necessary.

12

LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK

The legislation already in place in relation to the policy as well as any new or amended legislation to strengthen the effectiveness of the policy document.

13

LINKAGES WITH OTHER POLICIES

Indicate the relationship to other government policies and international agreements.

14
CONCLUSION
Self-explanatory
15
APPENDICES
  • Methodology
  • Definitions of Concepts and key terms
  • Persons Consulted
  • Acknowledgements
  • Statistics
  • Details of any specific issues/guidelines etc.

Explain key concepts and terms which the reader may not immediately grasp.

 
Indicate those consulted with in the development of the policy.
 

Any other peripheral information which is not integral to the policy but may provide useful information.

 

Please note: These are the suggested elements for preparing a thorough policy document. Some sections may not be applicable for certain policies.

 

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