The Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) draws on lessons from tobacco control and its growing experience on other public health issues to support policy change campaigns around the globe to improve health. To date, that work includes obesity prevention and cardiovascular health, road safety, drowning prevention, maternal and reproductive health, and vital statistics.
The Associate Director coordinates GHAI efforts in providing advocacy assistance to countries pursuing policy change on public health issues, primarily including preventing epidemics but possibly extending to other program areas. The Associate Director works with the GHAI team to develop an overall strategy for achieving needed policy change, including through locally-led policy advocacy campaigns. The Associate Director is responsible for leading team efforts to ensure the strategy is appropriately designed and implemented effectively. This position reports to the Vice President, Incubator.
The Associate Director must have strong familiarity with the goals and objectives of the multilateral Global Health Security Agenda, as well as the organizations seeking to implement it, including but not limited to: the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the US Centers for Disease Control, the GHSA Private Sector Roundtable and related NGO partners. In particular, the Associate Director should have significant knowledge of the Joint External Evaluations (JEE) process, the International Health Regulations (IHRs), the resources available to countries seeking to comply with the IHRs, and multilateral and bilateral efforts to improve global health security.
The RESOLVE Initiative, of which GHAI is one partner, seeks to enhance public health infrastructure to prevent and respond to epidemics; while many of the other partner organizations will be carrying out technical assistance and helping governments to develop national action plans. GHAI’s role will be to support those efforts through policy advocacy and political support, as needed.
The Associate Director must be familiar with the technical components of JEEs and the GHSA initiative. GHAI’s role will focus on advocacy support: mapping/understanding the political landscape; identifying allies/champions/adversaries; identifying local partners with whom the Resolve team can work to push for policy action. This support may include policy/advocacy training to technical staff in governments and to CSOs, and may also involve media campaigns and journalism training and related efforts.
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, including salary history, and attach your resume to: [email protected] Please reference the position code: AD CH/GHAI/14 in the subject line of your email. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.