Country Director/Руководитель программы (Moscow, Russia)

Summary Description

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) is seeking nominations and applications for a strategic, seasoned, and politically astute Country Director to lead CTFK's efforts to promote strong tobacco control legislation in the Russian Federation. CTFK is a leading civil society organization dedicated to the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Qualified candidates will understand and have proven experience with promoting policy change and will be a strategic partner to grantees, partners, and funders in preventing the devastating health impacts of tobacco use.

This position is based in Moscow and open to citizens of the Russian Federation.

The Country Director will be responsible for developing a comprehensive strategy to support the adoption and implementation of effective tobacco control policies consistent with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Russia. This includes conducting and/or coordinating necessary power- and opportunity mapping, identifying and coordinating partners and allies to promote tobacco control policies. The new Director will serve as the primary liaison with Russian non-governmental organizations and government actors to identify strategic opportunities to advance tobacco control. S/he will coordinate the work of CTFK’s in-country team to ensure compliance with and periodic revision of work plans, and to identify new program opportunities and strategic partners. The Country Director will work closely with the Director of Russia Programs in Washington, DC to develop annual and long-term strategic plans.

About the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

By changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, the Campaign works to prevent children from smoking, to help smokers quit, and to protect everyone from secondhand smoke. Established in 1996, the Campaign envisions a world free from the death and disease caused by tobacco. The Campaign promotes public policies that have been proven to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, including higher tobacco taxes, comprehensive smoke-free laws, strict bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, and graphic warning labels on tobacco products. Internationally, as a partner in the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, CTFK supports governments and non- governmental organizations in promoting and implementing these policies in low- and middle-income countries where more than 80 percent of tobacco-related deaths will occur in the coming decades.

The Ideal Candidate

The new Country Director will have a track-record of designing and implementing effective policy initiatives; ten or more years’ experience relevant to working in the region paired with deep knowledge of Russia and its political processes. S/he will be a strategic and analytical thinker who partners effectively with grantees and stakeholders on the ground and has the gravitas and personal agility to navigate a complex policy making process. Fluency in English as well as Russian is required.

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Tobacco by the Numbers

  • 443,000: Annual tobacco-related deaths in U.S.
  • $96 billion: Annual tobacco-related health care costs in U.S.
  • Six million: U.S. kids alive today who will ultimately die from smoking
  • Five million+: Annual tobacco-related deaths worldwide
  • 600,000: Annual deaths worldwide caused by secondhand smoke
  • One billion: Worldwide deaths from tobacco this century unless urgent action is taken