Director of International Advocacy Communications.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids/Global Health Advocacy Incubator
About the organization
.The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids continues to drive and support impressive progress in tobacco control policy progress in every region of the world. Since the inception of our international program in 2007, we have supported some 270 policy achievements. Our work has focused on passing strong tobacco control laws consistent with the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and also on effective implementation of policies that reduce the demand for tobacco products including comprehensive smoke-free laws; comprehensive bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; large pictorial health warning labels; and tobacco tax increases that raise the price and reduce the affordability of tobacco products. Increasingly, our work has addressed the latest generation of tobacco products such as electronic and heated cigarettes.
This Washington, D.C. based position reports to the Head of Global Communications. The Director will focus on critical duties including:
• Closely partner with country teams to develop and implement robust communications strategies and mobilize diverse voices in priority low- and middle-income countries.
• Ensure communications campaigns and activities are well-designed and executed.
• Develop communications strategies to fully reflect the growing variety of voices – with an emphasis on youth - calling for government action to reduce tobacco use.
• Strategically increase and enhance communications ability of grantees and in-country communications team through training workshops and hands-on coaching.
• Design and implement systems, including but not limited to traditional and social media monitoring, to track progress to ensure that we are achieving our stated objectives.
• Oversee media landscape analysis when needed to inform communications strategies in priority countries.
• Lead the implementation of polls and focus groups in selected countries to inform message development and communications strategy.
• Manage annual and monthly reports to the funder, working with other units and country teams to compile information and develop compelling reports that communicate and illustrate our success and progress.
• Partner with the Press Secretary to stay informed about global media trends and design orientation for journalists in priority countries.
The ideal candidate should possess the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experience:
• Customer service and client management experience. Ability to set priorities and diplomatically provide support and feedback to a range of internal “clients”, which will include our own country teams and external partners. Communications consulting and PR firm background are a plus.
• Efficient and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
• Experience designing and implementing communications campaigns to advocate for social issues, with international experience and cross-cultural experience a strong advantage.
• Excellent English writing, speaking and editing skills are critical. Fluency in another language including any of the United Nations languages is a plus.
• Demonstrated dedication to ensuring equity for people of diverse race, gender and other backgrounds in programmatic goals and activities will help ensure a good fit in our organizational culture.
• Ability and desire to travel overseas.
• Desire and experience to supervise, coach and develop smart and dedicated staff at various levels of seniority.
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Minimum 10 years’ relevant experience.
Contact email: [email protected]
Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume or CV, salary requirement, and information – including communications materials or web links – about communications campaigns or activities you have worked on should be sent to [email protected] Please reference code: DAC/08. Further materials, including writing samples, will be requested of short-listed candidates.
This position is based in Washington, DC and is open to US citizens and other applicants possessing work visas permitting long-term, permanent employment in the US. Currently all staff are working remotely until reentry to the Washington office is approved.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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