The Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI), an initiative of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK), draws on decades of work on tobacco control campaigns and its growing experience on other public health issues to drive policy change campaigns around the globe to improve health. To date, these issues have included road safety, food policy, cardiovascular health, drowning prevention, civil registration & vital statistics, preventing epidemics, and maternal and reproductive health, among others.
GHAI now seeks an Associate Director, Communications, to join a dynamic team supporting civil society and government partners who are driving progress on critical road safety policies in ten 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 Associate Director, Communications will report to the Director of Communications, 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.
Beginning in September[KM1] , GHAI is planning a hybrid office return to work.
This role provides civil society and government partners in 3-5 countries across Asia and Africa with strategic communications support to promote public health policy change. It requires serving as a thought partner as well as providing regular workshops, trainings and facilitating coalition-wide strategy development. The Associate Director must demonstrate a well-developed understanding of how communications and media efforts contribute to strategic advocacy campaigns that lead to policy and regulatory changes; be a self-starter with strong project management skills and the ability to work within cross-functional teams; and have a demonstrated commitment to media training and capacity strengthening in a global context.
Key areas of focus for the position include:
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The Associate Director supports a wide network of organizations in multiple countries to influence and strengthen public health policies related to road safety. The AD should be experienced in the use of communications for policy advocacy, as well as experienced in building capacity and supporting others to successfully utilize communications as a component of policy advocacy campaigns.
Required qualifications include:
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume and salary expectation to: Kate Midden, Communications Director, Road Safety at:
[email protected] . Please reference the position code: ADC-RS/GHAI in the subject line of your email. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.