The Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI), a program of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK), provides strategic advocacy assistance on global public health issues to drive policy change campaigns around the globe to improve health. As part of the Obesity Prevention Program (OPP), GHAI works with partners to improve the nutrition policy environment, in countries including Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico and South Africa. The OPP focuses on the passage and implementation of four key policies:
GHAI seeks a Senior Legal Advisor to support Obesity Prevention Program activities in Colombia and in Mexico; the two country programs have been underway for several years now and continue to grow in scope and depth. The Senior Legal Advisor will work closely with the GHAI headquarters team and with local partners, who are carrying out advocacy campaigns and/or legal efforts focused on the above mentioned nutrition policies. This position will report to the GHAI Vice President leading the Obesity Prevention Program.
Primary responsibilities will be to coordinate and support legal analyses and work undertaken by local partners on the ground in the two countries, including analysis of legislation, regulations, and litigation at the national, regional and international levels, as well as conducting research relevant to non-communicable disease policies (for example, related to fiscal policy or product labeling standards). The scope of legal work and programmatic support may also include issues related to regulatory practices, consumer protection, corporate accountability, and transparency in government.
This position is based in Washington, DC and is open to U.S. citizens and other applicants who already possess U.S. work authorization.
The Senior Legal Advisor will work closely with the OPP team to develop and implement strategies to support the law-related advocacy efforts of GHAI and its partners in Colombia and Mexico.
Key areas of focus for the position include:
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume and salary requirement to: [email protected] . Please reference the position code: SLA/GHAI/14 in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.