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’s Data for Health (D4H) project supports efforts in low- and middle-income countries to improve civil registration, vital statistics, and identity management systems (CRVSID). Working with global partners, GHAI’s specific role within the D4H Initiative is to is to assess the legal frameworks in place that support a country’s CRVSID systems and offer recommendations for legislative or regulatory changes needed to facilitate CRVSID reform. GHAI also provides assistance (e.g., legislative drafting) to local partners and governments to implement these legal changes.
Because the CRVSID reforms often require ongoing government resources for implementation, GHAI seeks an Associate Director of Budget Advocacy to lead efforts to develop, test, and implement an approach that can be used by in-country partners to build awareness of the need for these resources and generate support among decision makers to provide them. The Budget Advocacy Director will work with the team to create a framework for conducting budget sustainability efforts in the countries where D4H CRVSID reform is underway and use that framework develop a training curriculum that can ultimately be used by and with local partners to implement CRVSID budget sustainability efforts. The Budget Advocacy Associate Director will also pilot the new framework and training module in a D4H priority country to assess whether refinements are needed before potentially implementing it more widely.
Experience working on budget advocacy or budget sustainability efforts globally at the national level pertaining to health policies or programs, especially those pertaining to CRVSID systems, is highly desirable. This position reports to the Associate Director of the D4H Program, is based in Washington, DC, and is a temporary 18-month full-time assignment, with potential for longer term employment, contingent on outcomes and funding. Currently, all employees are working remotely with reentry to the Washington D.C. office expected in January, 2022. Full vaccination requirement except for medical or religious exemption.
The primary responsibility of the Budget Advocacy Associate Director is to develop and test an approach to budget sustainability that will prepare the D4H project for future efforts to secure sustainable funding for the CRVSID reforms emerging from the CRVSID legal review process. As part of this work, the Budget Sustainability Director will:
The Budget Sustainability Director will closely coordinate with the Associate Director of D4H, as well as other partners, stakeholders, and consultants. As part of this work, the Budget Sustainability Director will:
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: [email protected]. Please reference the position code: ADBAD4H/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.
The Global Health Advocacy Incubator, a program of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, advances public health policies to build a healthier and safer world. Drawing on our extensive global experience, we offer strategic support to develop and execute advocacy campaigns to pass laws and policies that save lives. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States and around the world. 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.