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 address emerging public health issues in low and middle-income countries and will work in partnership with civil society organizations and multilateral organizations to advance policy focused advocacy campaigns and regulatory change that aim to improve cardiovascular health, prevent epidemics, and strengthen the public health infrastructure globally. 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 for in-country partners.
The Associate Director, Global Health Advocacy Incubator, will report to the Director and must have strong familiarity with at least one of the two key areas of GHAI’s partnership with Resolve: Cardiovascular Health or Preventing Epidemics. Cardiovascular Health focuses on policy and regulatory change in key areas such as eliminating artificial trans-fats, reducing sodium intake, and improving hypertension treatment in low and middle-income countries. Preventing Epidemics focuses on public health infrastructure and policy change that support the key objectives of the multi-lateral Global Health Security Agenda.
The AD will work closely with the Director and GHAI team to provide advocacy support by: mapping the political landscape; identifying allies, champions, and adversaries; and 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 with civil society organizations and may also involve media campaigns and journalism training and related efforts.
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How To Apply:
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, including salary history, and resume to: [email protected] Please reference the position code: ADA/GHAI -14 in the subject line of your email. No Phone calls please. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.