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 on other public health issues around the globe to improve public health. The Associate Director (AD) for the Cardiovascular Health (CVH) Program for Africa joins a dynamic and growing team advancing efforts to support non-governmental organization (NGO) partners working to improve critical public health policies related to cardiovascular health (CVH) in specific low-and middle-income countries in Africa.
The AD will oversee GHAI’s CVH effort, which focuses on policy and regulatory change in key areas including eliminating artificial trans-fats, reducing sodium intake, and improving hypertension treatment in Africa at national level and at regional level, such as the campaign to support a regional regulation to eliminate the artificial trans-fats from processed food in the East African Community, among others. S/he will provide oversight to in-country-coordinators through advocacy capacity building, technical support, and collaboration with civil society and multilateral organizations.
The AD must demonstrate expertise in three key areas: work experience in Africa managing public health programs; well-developed understanding of advocacy campaigns and project management and, ideally, experience in the CVH agenda. He/she must be a self-starter with strong project management skills and a demonstrated ability to work within cross-functional teams with a proven commitment to training and capacity building for in-country partners. The Associate Director will support the execution of key programmatic efforts and policy change initiatives in close partnership with the Associate Director for the CVH Program, the Director of the Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL) project at GHAI and other key members of the team in Washington, D.C. and project countries. The position is located in Washington, D.C. and reports to the Director of RTSL and is open to applicants who are authorized to work in the United States.
The AD will oversee the CVH advocacy work in Africa which includes a variety of activities, including supervision of in-country coordinators, mapping the political landscape; defining political strategies, identifying allies, champions and adversaries; mobilizing public support; building coalitions; leveraging media and social media coverage; journalism training and other core strategies necessary for a successful policy change campaign.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, including salary expectation, and resume to: [email protected]. Please reference the position code: AD/CA/GHAI/14 in the subject line of your email. No Phone calls please. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.