Director of Advocacy, Global Road Safety

Global Health Advocacy Incubator

About the organization

The Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI), an initiative of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, draws on lessons from tobacco control campaigns in more than 50 countries and its growing experience in other public health issues to drive policy change campaigns around the globe to improve health.

Duties

GHAI now seeks a new Director of Advocacy, Global Road Safety, to join a dynamic and growing team advancing efforts to improve critical public health policies in specific low- and middle-income countries. The Director will provide leadership and strategic oversight to GHAI’s road safety program and lead a team supporting civil society organizations advocating for policy change and engaging in regulatory reforms that aim to improve road safety and prevent road crash deaths and injury by addressing five key behavioral risk factors: speeding, seatbelts, child restraints, helmets, and drunk driving.

Qualifications

The new Director of Advocacy will be a passionate advocate committed to advancing public health policy in low-and middle-income countries and be drawn to the opportunity to impact change that reduces road safety injuries and saves lives. Ideal candidates will possess demonstrated experience leading in-country policy/advocacy campaigns and exhibit familiarity with the required content areas related to road safety. While no one individual will embody all the qualities below, ideal candidates will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

• Ten years demonstrated experience working on policy advocacy globally, preferably some knowledge and experience in public health and road safety;
• Strong ability to coordinate across multiple stakeholders, including a deep understanding of the political and policy dynamics, and knowledge of working with both civil society and government partners;
• Minimum of at least 5 years supervisory and management experience;
• Master’s degree or higher in public policy, public health, law or other relevant field is preferred;
• Additional language skills are a plus (Spanish, French, Mandarin, Arabic, Hindi); and,
• International travel required.
• Must have legal authority to work in the United States.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: [email protected] In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

CTFK/GHAI is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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