The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) seeks nominations and applications for a strategic, seasoned, and politically astute Country Director to lead CTFK's efforts to promote strong tobacco control legislation and implementation in Indonesia. CTFK is a leading civil society organization dedicated to the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Qualified candidates will understand and have proven experience promoting policy change and will be a strategic partner to grantees, partners, and funders in preventing the devastating health impacts of tobacco use.
The Country Director will act as the coordinator for CTFK’s activities in Indonesia, managing CTFK’s Jakarta-based staff and programs and serving as the primary liaison with Indonesian civil society organizations and networks. S/he will lead efforts to develop a comprehensive strategy at the national and subnational level to support the adoption and implementation of effective tobacco control policies consistent with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Indonesia in partnership with Indonesian tobacco control advocates. The new Country Director will coordinate legal, media, research, and grant activities in Indonesia, collaborating with CTFK staff, NGOs, stakeholders, and partners in the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. The Country Director will report to and work closely with the Director of Indonesia Programs in Washington, DC to develop annual and long-term strategic plans. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker and effective manager who can balance the broader program goals with the day to day coordination, program execution, and collaboration. S/he will have a strong knowledge of Indonesian political systems, processes, and players as well as the opportunities and challenges of advancing policy change at the national and regional level. This position is based in Jakarta, Indonesia and open to citizens of Indonesia.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Our vision: A future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco. CTFK works to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. A non-governmental organization based in Washington, DC, CTFK promotes public policies that have been proven to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, including higher tobacco taxes, comprehensive smoke-free laws, strict bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, and graphic warning labels on tobacco products. Internationally, CTFK supports governments and non-governmental organizations in promoting and implementing these policies in low- and middle-income countries where more than 80 percent of tobacco-related deaths will occur in the coming decades.
CTFK has been designated as one of five partner organizations to coordinate activities under the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, working with governments and non-governmental organizations to implement effective measures to reduce tobacco use. CTFK has active initiatives in low- and middle-income countries around the world where the highest rates of tobacco use are found including Indonesia, China, India, Bangladesh and Russia, in addition to its longstanding program in the United States.
Global statistics on tobacco-related deaths are astonishing. The worldwide death toll is at more than five million people each year and climbing. Without urgent action, tobacco will kill one billion people in the 21st century. Every day, 80,000 to 100,000 young people around the world become addicted to tobacco, and secondhand smoke kills more than 600,000 people each year, including 165,000 children. Tobacco use also costs governments an estimated $500 billion each year in health care expenditures, productivity losses, fire damage, and other costs.
Indonesia has a population of 248 million and is the fourth most populous country in the world. In Indonesia, smoking kills at least 200,000 people annually. One-third of the population (34 percent) smokes, representing an increase of 26 percent in the number of smokers since 1995. Nearly two-thirds of men smoke, and while only five percent of women smoke, smoking rates among women are rising. Twelve percent of young people ages 13-15 who smoke report that they tried their first cigarette before the age of 10. The majority of smokers in Indonesia use kreteks or clove flavored cigarettes. More than 96 million Indonesian non-smokers are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke, and 65 percent of young people ages 13-15 are exposed to secondhand smoke at home, while 81 percent of youth ages 13-15 are exposed to secondhand smoke in public places.
OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FACING THE NEW COUNTRY DIRECTOR
The new Country Director will report to and work closely with the Director of Indonesia Programs in Washington, DC to develop strategic goals to guide CTFK’s long term work in Indonesia as well as achieve its annual, policy-based objectives. The Country Director will ensure the provision of technical assistance to and collaboration with local and regional partners and CTFK grantees. Key areas of focus for the position include:
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
This position is based in Jakarta and open to citizens of Indonesia.
The new Country Director will be motivated by the opportunity to influence public policy for the betterment of Indonesians and be experienced in policy advocacy in the Indonesian context. The successful candidate must therefore have a record of success in policy advocacy gained by working in government, civil society, or the corporate sector. The ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
More information about the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids may be found at: http://global.tobaccofreekids.org.
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