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ISSUP supports the professional development of those working within substance use prevention, treatment and recovery. Here you will find information about available positions in the field from around the globe. We welcome ISSUP members to share advertisements for current vacancies in this category. Log in and post your job to the ISSUP job board.

Consultant (World Drug Report - Drug Demand and Health Consequences)

  • Location:
  • Area of Work: Evaluation
  • Closing date:

UNODC’s flagship report, the World Drug Report (WDR) is an annual publication, which aims to improve the understanding of the world drug problem and to contribute towards fostering greater international cooperation for countering its effect on health, governance, and security. The Report is made of a number of booklets and include an online segment. Each year the Report provides an overview of the world drug situation regarding the illicit cultivation and production of drugs, as well as their trafficking and use; it also includes thematic chapters that highlight an area of interest from a research and policy perspective.

The World Drug Report is produced by the Research and Trend Analysis Branch, with the Research and Knowledge Production Section in the lead and involvement of expert staff across the Branch and in other Branches/Divisions across UNODC.

The purpose of the assignment is:

1) to oversee and coordinate the web-based segment of the WDR 2025 “Drug Market Patterns and Trends”;

2) to produce an analysis of global and regional trends in drug demand and health consequences for the web-based segment of the WDR 2025 and contribute to its integration into the booklets of the 2025 edition.

This consultancy will be home-based. The consultant will work under the overall guidance of the Chief of the Research and Knowledge Production Section, and under the supervision of the Chief the Data, Analytics and Statistics Section, and other colleagues from the Research and Trend Analysis Branch, Division of Policy Analysis (DPA).

The output of the consultancy will aim at:

1) ensuring the coordination and production of the web-based segment of the WDR 2025;

2) presenting the current situation and trends regarding drug use and health consequences both at the global and regional levels as well as contributing to analysis on latest developments.


• An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in public health, epidemiology, sociology or a closely related field is required. A first level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

• Minimum of 7 years of experience in the field of public health, epidemiology, sociology or a related field with a track record of scientific publications on the subject, or contribution to published reports is required.

• Good record of analytical work based on quantitative methods, preferably in drug use epidemiology, or public health is required.

• Experience in managing datasets and in the use of statistical software and demonstrated analytical, research, writing and communication skills is required.

• Excellent planning and organizational skills are required.

• Experience of working in the field of drug epidemiology, in particular on drug use is desirable.

• Experience in producing analytical publications according to UN standards is desirable.

Submitted on Terça-feira, 23 de Julho de 2024 - 14:18

Research Associate - University of East Anglia

  • Location: Reino Unido
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate experienced with working with young people to join the Addiction Research Group in the Norwich Medical School, to conduct studies on developing educational resources on the use of illicit vapes for children of school age.
As a Research Associate you will contribute to the research programme, collect, analyse and interpret qualitative data, write up results and present information on research progress and outcomes. The outcome of the project will be the development of an educational resource for schools.
You will have a graduate level qualification, equivalent qualification or experience in a relevant area and will be able to work in a proactive and results driven manner. You will also have strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to analyse and interpret data and work effectively as part of a team. Advanced skills directly relating to this research area and previous research experience would be advantageous.  

This part-time (0.4FTE) post is available from 2 September 2024 on a fixed term basis for six months.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Appointment will be subject to a criminal record check at Enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Service, including a check of the Child Barred List. It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

UEA offers a variety of flexible working options, we encourage applications from individuals who would prefer a flexible working pattern including annualised hours, compressed working hours, part time, job share, term-time only and/or hybrid working. Details of preferred hours should be stated in the personal statement and will be discussed further at interview.

Submitted on Segunda-feira, 8 de Julho de 2024 - 15:08

Specialty Doctor in Addictions - Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS

  • Location: Reino Unido
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

The job comprises the provision of medical services to CNTW addiction recovery partnerships. It will mainly be based in Newcastle upon Tyne but there is scope to cover other areas within the trust. Alongside a medical team comprising addiction psychiatrists and GPs, you will be responsible for the medical input to the specialist addiction services across community, in-patient and day unit settings. The services provide treatment for alcohol and drug use disorders across all ages, at all stages of recovery and in patients presenting with a range of complex co-morbidities. There is much scope for the development of any research or teaching interests. Liaison with acute hospitals, primary care and other medical disciplines are an important component of the job as well as the opportunity to work with patients within the criminal justice system.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Andrea Hearn

Email:  andrea [dot] hearn [at] cntw [dot] nhs [dot] uk

Tel: 0191 2061116


Main duties of the job

Main duties of the role include working as part of a multidisciplinary team comprising clinical and non-clinical staff in the assessment and management of patients referred for drug and alcohol treatment. Based mainly within day services, you will admit and oversee patients undergoing a range of interventions including medically assisted detoxification, initiation of opiate replacement therapy and relapse prevention medication. There is a significant focus on physical health and so you will work alongside our enhanced physical healthcare team to order and interpret investigations and refer on as appropriate. Discreet sessions will include attendance and provision of advice at multidisciplinary team meetings, review of complex cases and involvement in strategic care planning. Regular involvement in the weekly medical team meeting including opportunity to chair and present is expected.

Submitted on Segunda-feira, 8 de Julho de 2024 - 15:04