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Program Manager, Data for Health Project

Sep 22, 2021


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. 


The Program Manager will provide overall support for GHAI’s D4H work, and the CRVSID legal review process more specifically, as well as project efforts focused on gender equity. This role will involve helping to manage a complex, fast-paced, large global project involving many different countries, government officials, actors, languages, and legal systems; supporting and managing consultants;   working with partner organizations and stakeholders to ensure that the goals of the D4H Initiative are achieved; preparing for and participating in workshops, conferences and meetings; producing written materials to highlight our achievements and milestones; preparing monthly and annual program reports; conducting research/ information gathering on issues pertaining to CRVSID laws and policies; and overall, providing support to the Associate Director  who oversees the D4H program at GHAI, as well as the D4H Budget Advocacy Associate Director.   

Experience working on health policies, especially those pertaining to Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and ID Management systems is highly desirable, but not essential.  Experience and/or knowledge of gender equity issues is also desirable. This position reports to the Associate Director of the D4H Program, is based in Washington, D.C., and is open to U.S. citizens and other applicants who already possess U.S. work authorization. It 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.  


  • Support the work of the D4H Associate Director, as well as the Budget Advocacy Associate Director.
  • Coordinate with consultants, partner organizations, funders, and stakeholders to ensure the success of the shared goals of the D4H Initiative. 
  • Conduct research and develop materials, resources and presentations for work related to the D4H Initiative, and the CRVS legal reviews specifically.  
  • Assist with communications and highlighting our program’s successes and milestones through blog posts, tweets, and messaging on other media outlets. 
  • Help to manage work flow with consultants, including in-country consultants and those who assist with managing the D4H initiative. 
  • Coordinate with partners in the D4H initiative on shared projects and goals.
  • Participate in calls with stakeholders, partner organizations, funders, and consultants.
  • Edit and review key resources used in the CRVSID legal reviews and facilitate the work involved in a legal review. 
  • Support the document production needs of the group, including formatting (e.g., reports), proof reading, and preparing presentation materials.
  • Assist with understanding each country context where we work by mapping out key actors, key laws and policies, and overall, key details that might impact our work.  
  • Assist with planning and facilitating meetings, workshops and conferences. 
  • Document, compile and follow the flow of new research and reporting on CRVSID, and maintain electronic records of research articles, reports, and relevant information.
  • Participate in conferences, workshops and other events sponsored by international organizations. 
  • Review and edit work and written products produced by consultants.
  • Respond to information requests from the team, global partners, and grantees.
  • Create briefing materials on programs and assist with the onboarding of new team members.
  • Liaise with grants/contracts/admin teams to ensure timely issuance of contracts and invoices. 
  • Attend coordination meetings and calls with global partners to ensure synergy and collaboration. 
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the Legal Director and Budget Advocacy Director.


  • Degree in public health, public policy, international development, or related degree with international focus preferred.
  • Five (5) years related experience working on public interest or health advocacy campaigns.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling and coordinating multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Cultural sensitivity and competence.
  • Ability to operate independently with moderate supervision, and
  • Ability to travel internationally. 
  • Experience/knowledge of gender equity issues desired.
  • Language skills, especially French, a plus.  


To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:   Please reference the position code: PMD4H/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.