Policy Research Advisor

Position: Policy Research Advisor

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Jamaica

Deadline: November 25, 2018

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: November 25, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location Jamaica

Start Date Jan – Mar 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements English

The Volunteer’s Role

The purpose of the placement is to provide the necessary support to the Climate Change Division (CCD) in conducting research into current global climate change frameworks, policies and mandates to effectively lobby for a reform of Jamaica’s Climate Change Legislation. As a volunteer, you will document elements of existing legislations from other countries and you will support the process of defining what a potential legislation could like for Jamaica and the benefits of a reform. The Climate Change Division will need to have a compelling case to present to Parliament for consideration and your role is conducting and documenting thorough research and supporting the drafting of a potential legislation to table to Parliament.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Support the team in conducting extensive and robust research into existing global climate change legislation and frameworks.

- Support with creating a roadmap on reforming Jamaica’s climate change legislation

- Work with the CCD team to develop a compelling case to put forward to cabinet.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

-Combination of courses and or training in policy and research

-Relevant certificates/diplomas in climate change

Essential Professional Background:

-At least 2 years’ experience working on climate change related projects

-At least 2 years’ experience working on strategic planning initiatives

-Experience working with multiple stakeholders and working on partnerships

-Experience working in policy & research & reporting

-Excellent oral and writing skills

-Good report writing skills

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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