Associate Director of Tobacco Industry Accountability
- Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
- Washington, DC
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The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) has been designated as one of five coordinating partners for the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use – a global initiative to reduce tobacco use in low and middle-income countries where more than two-thirds of the world’s smokers live. As part of the Bloomberg Initiative, the Campaign 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 advocacy, research, communications, and legal expertise and support.
The Associate Director of Tobacco Industry Accountability, International Project will oversee the development and implementation of advocacy work to monitor, expose, prevent and counter tobacco industry interference in tobacco control policy. Working as a part of the Campaign’s international team, the Associate Director will develop an overall strategy to prepare and assist partners and grantees in low- and middle-income countries to combat tobacco industry attempts to prevent the adoption and implementation of strong and effective policy and regulation of its activities.
The Associate Director will work closely with a multi-disciplinary Tobacco Industry Accountability team to design effective campaign strategies and tactical responses to industry activity. The Associate Director is responsible for ensuring that the programs and activities of the Tobacco Industry Accountability International Project fully support and are consistent with the core mission, strategies, and activities of the overall international program by providing strategic advice and technical assistance to country and regional teams in priority countries around the world.
This position reports to the Director of International Research.
The Associate Director will be responsible for:
- Setting the overall strategic vision for the global tobacco industry accountability work, creating innovative and proactive approaches to counter industry tactics and discredit the industry as a stakeholder in policy discussions;
- Coordinating the work of the Tobacco Industry Accountability team, ensuring the development of effective work plans to support country-based activities and responding to requests for technical assistance;
- Supporting the development and implementation country-specific proactive tobacco industry strategies to expose, counter and delegitimize the tobacco industry;
- Articulating, monitoring and overseeing global and multi-country projects aimed at addressing the industry activities;
- Building the capacity of tobacco control advocates to develop and implement effective strategies to discredit and undermine the tobacco industry and counter its efforts to influence tobacco control policy development;
- Completing periodic reports, case studies, and analysis to document and disseminate best practices for combatting the industry;
- Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with key partners in the Bloomberg Initiative and in regional work in Africa;
- Preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports describing Tobacco Industry Accountability work.
- Perform other duties as directed by the Director of International Research
- Master in Public Health, Public Policy or related degree required.
- Minimum five (5) years experience in developing, implementing, and overseeing policy advocacy campaigns.
- In-depth knowledge of industry strategies and tactics to influence public health policy. Preference to those with in-depth knowledge tobacco industry strategies and tactics used to delay, dilute or defeat such policies.
- International experience in direct advocacy to expose, counter and discredit industry efforts to influence public health policy, preference to those with experience countering the tobacco industry.
- Experience in providing technical assistance and building capacity of advocates with a wide range of competencies.
- Ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of professionals.
- Strong networking and communications skills, both written and spoken.
- Proven capability of managing multiple projects effectively.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
- Knowledge of and proficiency with a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.
- Foreign language proficiency one or more languages is a plus.
- Ability to travel internationally.
- Lisa West
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, and salary history to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the position code ADTIA:08 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 and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
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.