The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) is one of seven coordinating partners for the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. The Initiative aims to reduce tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries, where more than two-thirds of the world’s smokers live. The priority countries where we work are: Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, Ukraine, Viet Nam, and Zambia.
As part of this initiative, CTFK has established a global advocacy resource center to provide accurate public information about tobacco use and effective tobacco control interventions and to assist advocates with resources and technical assistance to achieve policy change. These resources include policy, research, communications, legal, and advocacy support. This position reports to the Vice President, International Legal Consortium.
As a member of CTFK’s International Legal Consortium (ILC), the Legal Advisor will provide legal support involving legislation, regulations, and litigation at the country, regional and international levels as well as engage in legal capacity building initiatives. The Legal Advisor will analyze existing measures, draft legislation or regulatory standards, engage in negotiations regarding tobacco control law or policy, and work with representatives from national governments and NGOs to prepare specific legislation. S/he will work directly with CTFK’s regional coordinators and partners to assure the effectiveness of national legislative and litigation strategies. This position is based in Washington, DC and is open to US citizens and other applicants who already possess authorization to work permanently in the US. Until reentry to the Washington, DC Office is approved, all Washington, DC-based positions are remote.
Working with other ILC lawyers and CTFK international staff:
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, including salary requirement, and attach your resume to: [email protected]. Please reference the position code: LA ILC-10 in the subject line of your email. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying and diverse identities and backgrounds. The ILC, a program of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, actively seeks and encourages applicants with national origins from the priority countries and regions where we work.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States and around the world. By changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, the Campaign works to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. A non-profit organization established in 1996, the Campaign works with more than 130 organizational partners, including public health, medical, education, civic, corporate, youth and religious organizations. The Campaign does not accept any government or tobacco industry funding.