Research, drafting and economic modelling support for health knowledge products
The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan and help countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. BPPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and mental ill-health, are the world’s leading source of premature death, disease and disability. Responding to NCDs requires the significant engagement of sectors beyond health, which can address underlying drivers that shape people’s exposure to risk factors for NCDs – tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and pollution – as well as access to prevention, treatment and management services in line with universal health coverage.
The consultant will provide research, drafting and coordination support for UNDP’s work with partners on NCDs and tobacco control in line with the demand and needs of Project partner countries. The consultant will also undertake landscape analysis and strategic planning brief on the prospects for a regional EECA tobacco tax hub.