Associate Director, Advocacy
The Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI), an initiative of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, draws on lessons from tobacco control campaigns in more than 50 countries to drive policy change campaigns focused other public health issues around the globe to improve health. The Associate Director Advocacy (AD) joins a dynamic and growing team advancing efforts to train and support non-governmental organization (NGO) partners working to improve critical public health policies in specific low-and middle-income countries. The Associate Director will support the execution of key programmatic efforts and policy change initiatives in close partnership with the Director and key contacts in DC and oversees.
The Associate Director will work in partnership with civil society organizations and multilateral organizations to advocate for policy change and engage in regulatory reforms that aim to improve road safety in low-and middle-income countries. The AD must demonstrate a well-developed understanding of advocacy campaigns that lead to policy and regulatory change internationally, be a self-starter with strong project management skills and the ability to work within cross-functional teams, and will have a demonstrated commitment to training and capacity building in a global context.
The Associate Director will report to the Director, Road Safety and work closely with the GHAI staff in DC, GHAI staff in-country, and key global and in-country partners to advance policies that reduce road safety injury and death in select countries. Primarily, the Associate Director will be responsible for providing ongoing technical assistance and strategic consultation to local civil society organizations to plan and implement an advocacy campaign in their country, including mapping the political landscape; identifying allies, champions, and adversaries; mobilizing public support; building coalitions; leveraging media coverage; and other core strategies necessary for a successful policy change campaign.
Professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
- Five to seven years of demonstrated experience in working on policy issues in a global context. Road safety or transportation policy experience a plus;
- Proven track record of coordinating multi-faceted and complex projects related to policy change in global health, including ability to anticipate issues, develop pro-active solutions, and follow-up and meet deadlines and deliverables;
- Understanding of the tools and practices needed to influence public health policy in middle- and low-income countries and experience working with in-country organizations to use these tools in effective policy change campaigns;
- Proven ability to coordinate across a diverse set of stakeholders with sensitivity to the political and policy dynamics;
- Experience working at the international level and in cross-cultural settings, and the ability to travel internationally;
- Strong written and oral communications skills including the ability to contribute to donor reports;
- Fluency or working knowledge of a language other than English is preferred;
- Consultative and collaborative approach; comfort working across a large and complex international NGO on complex policy issues; and
- Bachelor’s degree in public policy, political science, public health or other relevant field; Advanced degree preferred.
- International travel is required.
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, writing sample, resume and salary requirement to: email@example.com. Please reference the position code: ADA/GHAI/12 in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
The Global Health Advocacy Incubator, a program of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, advances public health policies to build a healthier and safer world. Drawing on our extensive global experience, we offer strategic support to develop and execute advocacy campaigns to pass laws and policies that save lives. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States and around the world. A non-profit organization established in 1996, the Campaign works with more than 130 organizational partners, including public health, medical, education, civic, corporate, youth and religious organizations. The Campaign does not accept any government or tobacco industry funding.
Job posted: 2019-11-14