Policy-Legislation Advisor

Position: Policy-Legislation Advisor

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Georgetown, Guyana

Deadline: October 1, 2018

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: October 1, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

12 Months | Start Date between Aug-Oct 2018

The Ministry of Business is the firm belief that entrepreneurship must play a fundamental role in the transformation and ultimate success of the country’s economy. To offer services and support to new and small entrepreneurs, the Ministry created the Small Business Bureau, to address the major constraints faced by small businesses: access to finance, business management, and technical skills. One of the newest initiatives undertaken to facilitate its role in pushing small businesses development is the continuous review of policies and legislation related to small businesses.

Towards this end, the Small Business Bureau is seeking support in reviewing and developing policies and legislation, using relevant benchmarking with other Caribbean countries. In bringing support to the Small Business Bureau, the volunteer will ensure that policies benefit small businesses and encourage new entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into businesses.

As a volunteer, you will:

-Identify and document all policies and legislation likely to impact small business development in Guyana.

-Conduct an assessment of policies and legislation and propose amendments that could benefit small businesses, in keeping with regional (Caribbean) benchmarks.

-Working with relevant personnel at the SBB Ministry of Business, facilitate the drafting of amendments to policies and legislation.

-Support the SBB in coordinating approval of the Ministry of Business, for amended policies and legislation.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, in business administration, business development, policy management, or a related field.

Essential Professional Background:

- 5-7 years’ experience in business administration, business development, or policy management.

- Proven experience in policy research, policy development, policy law or related area.

- Experience in international benchmarking

- Demonstrated competence in providing training and capacity building.

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

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