Global Health Advocacy Incubator

Associate Director, Obesity Prevention

Associate Director, Cardiovascular Health

Washington, DC

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Website: Global Health Advocacy Incubator

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. The GHAI now seeks a new Associate Director, Obesity Prevention, and a new Associate Director, Cardiovascular Health to join a dynamic and growing team advancing efforts to support and train governmental and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners working to improve critical public health policies in specific low-and middle-income countries. The new Associate Directors will provide strategic direction to evidence-based policy campaigns focused on obesity prevention and cardiovascular health in target countries, identify key partners and stakeholders on the ground, and nurture and deepen relationships with GHAI’s primary funders and programmatic partners in the US and abroad. These are exciting opportunities to engage in important public health issues and partner with local NGOs to improve the lives of people around the world.

The new Associate Directors will have the unique opportunity to address emerging public health issues in low and middle-income countries through policy change and advocacy efforts on issues such as improving the nutrition policy environment (sugar-sweetened beverages, marketing to children, food labeling, and healthy foods in school environments), eliminating trans-fats, reducing sodium intake, increasing treatment of hypertension, all with the aim of improving health globally. The Associate Directors will work in partnership with civil society organizations and multilateral organizations to advance policy focused advocacy campaigns and regulatory change that aim to reduce obesity and improve the treatment of cardiovascular health in target countries. The ideal candidate for each of these roles will bring a well-developed understanding of advocacy campaigns that lead to policy and regulatory change internationally, be a self-starter with strong project management skills and the ability to work within cross-functional teams, and will have a demonstrated commitment to training and capacity building. Ideally, s/he will bring a depth of knowledge in public health globally and in the key contributors to obesity and cardiovascular health. S/he will have a flexible and creative approach and the personal dexterity to navigate cross cultural settings and diverse teams. A minimum of 5-7 years’ proven experience in advocacy and policy development internationally and familiarity with the relevant content areas are required. 


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