Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Job Opening: Policy Director, Beijing, China

Position Description

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) is seeking applications for a strategic, seasoned, and politically astute Policy Director to help design and implement CTFK's efforts to promote strong tobacco control policy in the People’s Republic of China. 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 with policy development or policy promotion, and will be a strategic partner to grantees, partners, and funders in preventing the devastating health impacts of tobacco use. This position is based in Beijing, China and is supervised by the Director of China Programs in Washington.

The Policy Director will be responsible for developing a strategy to support the adoption and implementation of effective tobacco control policies consistent with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in China. This includes conducting and/or coordinating necessary decision-maker-/stakeholder- mapping and identifying opportunities to promote and influence tobacco control policies. The Policy Director will serve as the primary liaison with Chinese non-governmental organizations and government actors to identify strategic political opportunities to advance tobacco control. S/he will work closely with the Director of China Programs in Washington, DC to develop targeted policy campaigns and strategies and work with other members of CTFK’s in-country team to ensure implementation of country strategies and work plans and provide technical support to partners and grantees.

The Policy Director will have a track-record of designing and implementing effective policy initiatives; eight or more years’ experience in public policy development, promotion and implementation in the government, or in the area of government relations of the private sector. The Policy Director will have deep knowledge of China and its political processes. S/he will be a strategic and analytical thinker who partners effectively with grantees and stakeholders on the ground and has the gravitas and personal agility to navigate a complex policy making process. Fluency in English as well as Mandarin is required.

 How to Apply 
More information about the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids may be found at:
Applications accepted through: June 30, 2012

Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications should include: a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and salary history, to: Please reference the position code PDC-08 in the subject line of your application.

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