Africa Tobacco control Program

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 29

Position description

Job Overview:

This position is responsible for assisting the Director of Africa Program to develop, implement and track annual program work plan activities to ensure relevant targets are met. This position will ensure information flow within the team and play a key role in compiling and drafting key management and donor reporting material. The ideal candidate will support the Director of the Africa Program and field staff by contributing to the development, implementation and successful execution of overall country strategies and objectives. The position reports to the Director of Africa Program.  

 

Key Responsibilities:

In coordination with the Director of the Africa Program, support the operationalization of country strategies and overall team priorities, including:

  • Implementing capacity building efforts:
    • Support in-country coordinators to administer local organizations’ advocacy capacity, assess development needs and prioritize technical assistance through the development and monitoring of individual organization work plans.
    • Assist as an expert planner and facilitator in capacity building workshops.
  • Internal and external (donor) progress writing and reporting:
    • Compile and draft donor monthly/annual reports and program proposals.
    • Maintain and update monthly country progress trackers.
  • Scoping and launching new country projects:
    • Conduct regular field visits in order to assess political landscape as well as civil society partners’ capacity to implement advocacy activities.
    • Provide on-going training, technical support and guidance.
    • Oversee and coordinate programmatic activities and relationships on designated local projects and help translate and monitor grantees’ work and strategies into implementable and impactful plans.
  • Support grants portfolio and overall program efficiency and strengthening:
    • Collaborate closely with the Grants and Contracts units on the management of existing and future grants and contracts.
    • Hold weekly strategy discussion meetings with the Director to assess work progress; participate and present at relevant internal/external meetings.

 

    • Facilitate transparent and ongoing communication of program-related developments to internal and external key audiences.
    • Assist in the training and mentoring of junior program staff, where/when appropriate/requested by the Director.
    • Liaise with other internal or external teams and participate in various working groups.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.

Qualifications

  • At least 8 years of proven knowledge and experience in policy advocacy on public health issues.
  • Proven track record of successfully conceptualizing and implementing strategic advocacy campaigns for policy change in public health.
  • Exceptional organizational, analysis and report writing skills, with demonstrated capacity to develop and implement practical strategies, plans and solutions to identified issues and problems.
  • Experience working on African issues, particularly around policy, public health and advocacy;
  • Strong experience working with civil society and government stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills including writing and speaking; fluency in English required, French highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated appreciation for and ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Team player attitude and ability to work collaboratively with CTFK teams, in-country advocates and global partners.
  • Ability to work independently toward common team goals.
  • Ability and desire to travel, about 30% of the time on a yearly basis.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in public health or social sciences, or a related advanced degree, preferred.

 

TO APPLY

 

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to: [email protected]. Please reference the position code: AD/AP/11 in the subject line of your email.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please. Candidates must have authorization to live and work in the United States.

Job Overview:

This position is responsible for assisting the Director of Africa Program to develop, implement and track annual program work plan activities to ensure relevant targets are met. This position will ensure information flow within the team and play a key role in compiling and drafting key management and donor reporting material. The ideal candidate will support the Director of the Africa Program and field staff by contributing to the development, implementation and successful execution of overall country strategies and objectives. The position reports to the Director of Africa Program.  

 

Key Responsibilities:

In coordination with the Director of the Africa Program, support the operationalization of country strategies and overall team priorities, including:

  • Implementing capacity building efforts:
    • Support in-country coordinators to administer local organizations’ advocacy capacity, assess development needs and prioritize technical assistance through the development and monitoring of individual organization work plans.
    • Assist as an expert planner and facilitator in capacity building workshops.
  • Internal and external (donor) progress writing and reporting:
    • Compile and draft donor monthly/annual reports and program proposals.
    • Maintain and update monthly country progress trackers.
  • Scoping and launching new country projects:
    • Conduct regular field visits in order to assess political landscape as well as civil society partners’ capacity to implement advocacy activities.
    • Provide on-going training, technical support and guidance.
    • Oversee and coordinate programmatic activities and relationships on designated local projects and help translate and monitor grantees’ work and strategies into implementable and impactful plans.
  • Support grants portfolio and overall program efficiency and strengthening:
    • Collaborate closely with the Grants and Contracts units on the management of existing and future grants and contracts.
    • Hold weekly strategy discussion meetings with the Director to assess work progress; participate and present at relevant internal/external meetings.

 

    • Facilitate transparent and ongoing communication of program-related developments to internal and external key audiences.
    • Assist in the training and mentoring of junior program staff, where/when appropriate/requested by the Director.
    • Liaise with other internal or external teams and participate in various working groups.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • At least 8 years of proven knowledge and experience in policy advocacy on public health issues.
  • Proven track record of successfully conceptualizing and implementing strategic advocacy campaigns for policy change in public health.
  • Exceptional organizational, analysis and report writing skills, with demonstrated capacity to develop and implement practical strategies, plans and solutions to identified issues and problems.
  • Experience working on African issues, particularly around policy, public health and advocacy;
  • Strong experience working with civil society and government stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills including writing and speaking; fluency in English required, French highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated appreciation for and ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Team player attitude and ability to work collaboratively with CTFK teams, in-country advocates and global partners.
  • Ability to work independently toward common team goals.
  • Ability and desire to travel, about 30% of the time on a yearly basis.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in public health or social sciences, or a related advanced degree, preferred.

 

Application instructions

TO APPLY

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to: [email protected]. Please reference the position code: AD/AP/11 in the subject line of your email.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please. Candidates must have authorization to live and work in the United States.

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