Legal Consultant, International Legal Consortium

May 30, 2019

Immediate Consultant Opportunity
One Year assignment with possibility of extension

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) is one of five coordinating partners for the Bloomberg Initiative for Tobacco Control. The aim of the initiative is to reduce tobacco use in low and middle-income countries, where more than two-thirds of the world’s smokers live. 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 grassroots expertise and support.

One of the legal resources developed and maintained by CTFK’s International Legal Consortium (ILC) is the website TobaccoControlLaws.org.The website is designed for advocates, researchers, legal professionals, and other members of the public interested in tobacco control to access information about tobacco control legislation and litigation worldwide. It contains laws and judicial decisions from around the globe, together with in-depth analyses of tobacco control policies from over 100 countries.

The legal consultant will be responsible for analyzing legislation in relation to the policies called for in the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC)and its Guidelines. This is a one year contract with a competitive salary and the possibility of an extension.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understand the requirements and recommendations of the WHO FCTC and its Guidelines.
  • Analyze various countries’ legislation relating to key policy areas to be uploaded to TobaccoControlLaws.org.
  • Work directly with ILC lawyers to ensure that the legislative analyses are completed in a comprehensive and consistent manner.
  • Complete other tasks as needed relating to TobaccoControlLaws.org.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A minimum of a Juris Doctor degree (or the equivalent first level legal degree awarded by a law school accredited by the national authority responsible for accreditation).
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant legal, legislative and international experience in tobacco control, public health, environmental, consumer, human rights, or similar legal fields.
  • Experience in international law is a plus.
  • Excellent analytical skills and legal writing and research ability.
  • Exceptional attention to detail in all areas of work.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and in working with peoples from diverse cultures and countries.
  • Proficiency in a second language is a plus but not required.
  • This is a telework position requiring independent work in a location outside the office, with consistent communication and compatible computer and internet access.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, including salary history, and attach your resume to: jobs@tobaccofreekids.org. Please reference the position code: CONSULTANT LA-10in the subject line of your email. This is an immediate opening. 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.