Friday, December 4, 2015

December or Recent Grads: Program Assistant Position, Global Health Advocacy Incubator

The Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids seeks applications for a program assistant to support GHAI’s efforts to help NGO partners in specific low- and middle-income countries to conduct effective public health policy advocacy campaigns. S/he will support the GHAI team with advocacy activities, including but not limited to the production of research products for GHAI and in-country partners to use in advocacy campaigns, responding to information requests, drafting of funder reports, and some administrative duties as assigned.
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. The position reports to the GHAI Director.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a non-profit, public health advocacy organization that works to reduce the toll of tobacco use on global health by promoting policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit, and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.
  • Conduct document searches and secondary research on issues of interest and reports findings.
  • Maintain electronic records of research articles, reports and other relevant information for the GHAI team.
  • Assist in responding to information requests.
  • Draft and oversee production of funder reports, including capturing and documenting  technical assistance provided 
  • Assist in any advocacy support to the GHAI team as requested and needed, including reviewing daily media reports and highlighting key articles for the team
  • Support the document production needs of the group, including formatting (e.g. reports), proof reading, and preparing presentation materials
  • Assist with other administrative tasks, such as assembling briefing materials and processing contracts, as needed.


The ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
  • Undergraduate degree necessary, Masters of Public Health preferred.
  • Resourceful in locating and summarizing research and information on public health issues
  • Familiarity/experience with public health policy advocacy preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including editing and proofing with a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, solve problems creatively and work independently.
  • Detail oriented and flexible.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Experience working at the international level and in cross-cultural settings a plus
  • Fluency in English required and the ability to speak additional languages is highly desirable.   

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, including salary history, and attach your resume to: . Please reference the position code: PAI-12 in the subject line of your email. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.