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International Communications Associate, Country Support
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is looking for an enthusiastic communications professional who can contribute to implementing robust communications strategies that support public health policies across low- and middle-income countries. We seek someone with a communications, marketing, international relations, political science, public health, or degree from a related field and 1-2 years of experience who is excited about using their skills to help address one of the deadliest – but entirely solvable – global health crises of our time: tobacco and nicotine use.
The International Communications Associate (Country Support) will serve as a vital member of the Country Support team within the International Communications unit and report to the Director of International Advocacy Communications. The Associate will assist with the development of innovative, dynamic campaigns that support health advocacy organizations around the world and playing a key role in the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is fighting for a world free of the death and disease caused by tobacco. We work in low-and middle-income countries – where over 80 percent of the world’s smokers live-to support the adoption and implementation of proven solutions that reduce tobacco use and save lives. Over the last 15 years, we have worked with local partners and allies in low-and middle-income countries to prevent over 35 million premature deaths.
This position is based in Washington, D.C. The office enjoys a Hybrid work model with work time both in the office and at home weekly. Full COVID 19 vaccination requirements apply.
WHAT YOU’LL ACCOMPLISH
Working primarily with the International Communications unit comprised of staff in DC and communications colleagues around the world, the associate will play a critical role in a fast-paced, dynamic program aimed at passing public health laws in low- and middle-income countries. You will:
· Develop, implement, and support communications strategies as an essential element of public policy campaigns, in partnership with colleagues at Tobacco-Free Kids and tobacco-control advocates in our priority countries.
· Contribute to the development of communications strategies that effectively mobilize youth to call for government action to reduce tobacco use.
· Draft high-quality communications, such as training materials, messaging toolkits, and website and social copy.
· Support team efforts to strategically increase and enhance communications capacity of grantees and in-country communications team through training workshops and hands-on coaching.
· Serve as a key member of country and regional teams, participating in their team meetings and helping liaise between these teams and the International Communications unit.
· Review communications campaigns and activities to ensure that they are well-designed and executed.
· Analyze the media landscape in priority countries to inform communications strategies.
· Assist with the implementation of polls and focus groups in selected countries to inform message development and communications strategy.
· Support the Country Support team by assisting with project management duties and data analytics, as needed.
· At times, review grant proposals from advocacy organizations to ensure communications activities in the proposed scope of work appear effective and on-point.
QUALIFICATIONS YOU’LL BRING TO THIS ROLE
- A keen desire to develop your strategic communications skillset and exercise your passion to alleviate social injustice.
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, international relations, political science, public health or related field.
- 1-2 years of experience in communications, including internships, preferably in a policy or advocacy setting.
- Excellent writing and editing skills.
- Team-player attitude and ability to handle multiple tasks in fast-paced environment.
- Experience working at the international level and in cross-cultural settings preferred.
- Willingness and desire to travel internationally.
- Foreign language proficiency a plus.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe our programs are strengthened when they are developed and supported by individuals with diverse life experiences, whose understanding of social and cultural issues can help make The Campaign’s work more inclusive. We encourage qualified applicants of all ages, racial, economic, social, cultural, sexual orientation, ability and gender expressions, national origins and veteran statuses to apply.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and its Global Health Advocacy Incubator program represent our collective efforts to strengthen public policies which reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world, as well as other public health threats contributing to death and disease. Our organization has a singular focus: to make the world a safer, healthier place for everyone. Candidates are encouraged to review our website at https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/
Job posted: 2022-07-08