Researh Assistant, International Resource Unite

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Dec 18

Position description



Position: Research Assistant, International Resource Unit

Employer: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Department: International Programs

Hours: 40 hours per week

Potential Start Date: February 2018

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Location: Washington, D.C.

Summary Description

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Research Assistant for the International Research Unit. As a member of the Unit, the Research Assistant will work as part of team providing technical support to DC-based and in-country staff, grantees, and other advocates working to achieve tobacco control policy change and strong implementation in low- and middle-income countries. 


Primary Duties:

  • Conduct searches on topics related to tobacco control policy, including research, state-of-play, and emerging issues, and also secondary sources in areas of interest.
  • Translate findings from reports and other documents into presentations, fact sheets, and other materials for dissemination and/or posting on the Campaign’s website.
  • Assist in responding to rapid research requests for facts and research documents from staff and partners.
  • Maintain electronic records of research articles, fact sheet files and contact lists for the international research team. 
  • Assist with general office duties and administrative tasks as well as creating spreadsheets proofreading materials and creating PowerPoint presentations.
  • Assist with writing advocacy letters to policymakers. 
  • Assist with organizing workshops and other events hosted by the Research team, other Campaign teams (e.g., country teams), or key partners.
  • Participate in team meetings.



  • Familiarity with conducting literature searches, including Internet searching.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including editing and proofing with attention to detail.
  • Strong organization skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to think critically and take initiative to solve problems
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented work environment
  • Undergraduate degree and familiarity with research and/or health sciences terminology.
  • Foreign language skills a plus

Application instructions

To Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample (3-5 pages) to [email protected].    Please reference RAIR08 in the subject line.


No phone calls, please.

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