Summary: The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ (CTFK) Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) provides strategic advocacy assistance on global public health issues. The GHAI works with the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) to help identify promising individuals and organizations to serve as advocates for public health. The GHAI is currently supporting GRSP in conducting road safety work in China. The Advocacy Coordinator will support this work and will report to the Director of the GHAI in Washington, DC.
Objective: The ideal Advocacy Coordinator will have had experience working with the government of China, and have a good sense of the political and media landscape in China. S/he will have knowledge of the policy-making process in China, and ideally a background in public health or public administration; proven ability to develop and work in partnership with multiple stakeholders and experience in working with government agencies and officials. This is a full-time coordinator position (20 to 22 days each month for 12 months) and will be based in Beijing.
Position Description: We are seeking an individual to provide assistance in understanding opportunities in the policy making process, as well as key players and detractors around key road safety policy initiatives in China. We expect the individual will ensure strategic coordination of work done by grantees and contractors funded through GRSP. The coordinator will report to the Director of the GHAI based in Washington, D.C, and will work closely with CTFK China staff and the GRSP’s senior officer.
Primary Duties: Coordinate work of grantees and contractors funded by GRSP to advance comprehensive road safety policies in China. Those duties include the following:
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has a strict policy of not hiring or contracting with anyone with economic ties to the tobacco industry and requires that no economic ties to the tobacco industry exist.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a non-profit, public health advocacy organization that works to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit, and protect everyone from secondhand smoke by changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco and actively countering the tobacco industry and its special interests. 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.
The Global Health Advocacy Incubator at the Campaign draws on lessons learned from tobacco advocacy to provide training and assistance to other public health advocacy initiatives funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Bloomberg Philanthropies’ public health programs concentrate on policy-focused responses to global health issues such as data for public health, road safety, and obesity.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.