With a deep commitment to improving public health globally, the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) works toward sustainable and lasting change through targeted policy change campaigns and capacity building in low- and middle-income countries. A program of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, GHAI draws on lessons from tobacco control and other public health advocacy campaigns in more than 50 countries to drive policy change around the globe to improve health. Other GHAI initiatives include food policy, cardiovascular health, preventing epidemics, vital statistics, and drowning prevention.
The GHAI seeks a Legal Advisor, Road Safety, to join a dynamic team advancing efforts to improve critical road safety policies in a set of low-and middle-income countries. Every year an estimated 1.25 million people around the world die because of road traffic crashes, and millions more are injured. GHAI’s mandate under the road safety program is to stimulate policy change that will prevent road crash deaths and injury through addressing key behavioral risk factors, including speeding, seatbelts, child restraints, helmets, and drink driving. The Legal Advisor will report to the Program Director, Road Safety. This position is based in Washington, DC and is open to U.S. citizens and other applicants who already possess U.S. work authorization. Until reentry to the DC Office is approved, all DC- based positions are remote.
The Legal Advisor will work closely with GHAI Road Safety team members and other global and local partners to develop legislative, regulatory, and litigation strategies to support GHAI’s road safety advocacy efforts.
The Legal Advisor should have experience in analyzing laws from different countries, managing international projects and working with a range of stakeholders. A successful candidate will be adept at translating complex legal knowledge for advocacy use among a range of stakeholders who are not legal experts. Experience working on road safety policies is highly desirable.
Key areas of focus for the position include:
o apply for this position, please email a cover letter, writing sample, resume and salary requirement to: [email protected]incubator.org . Please reference the position code: LARS/GHAI/12 in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.