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Part-Time Advocacy Coordinator, Indonesia

May 18, 2021


The Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI), a program of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK), provides strategic advocacy assistance on global public health issues to drive policy change campaigns around the globe to improve health. As part of the Food Policy Program (FPP), GHAI works with partners to improve the nutrition policy environment, in countries including Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico and South Africa. The Advocacy Fund was created in 2020 as part of the FPP to extend this advocacy assistance to other low and middle-income countries that require support to help advance promising legislative or regulatory efforts on healthy food policy. The Advocacy Fund is currently operating in eight countries around the world, including Indonesia. The FPP focuses on the passage and implementation of four key policies:

  • Banning advertising of junk food and sugary beverages to children;
  • Implementing taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages;
  • Regulating the supply of unhealthy foods and beverages in public sector institutions, particularly schools; and
  • Improving front of package labelling on packaged or processed foods and beverages.

Position Overview

The Indonesia Coordinator will assist with direct oversight of the project on-the-ground in Indonesia and will support the in-country partner to carry out a coordinated advocacy campaign on sugar-sweetened beverage taxation that ultimately leads to policy change. The Coordinator will liaise with the current In-Country Tobacco Control Team and report directly to the Associate Director of Advocacy at GHAI in Washington, DC and will collaborate with other members of the GHAI FPP team-including research, legal, and communications staff.

The ideal candidate will have experience in advocacy campaigns for policy change and have in-depth knowledge of the policy-making process in Indonesia, proven ability to develop and work in partnership with multiple stakeholders, and experience in dealing with government officers and political leadership. Knowledge of/background in public health and, specifically, food policy and nutrition is desirable. Knowledge of/background in communications, especially communications campaigns for policy change, is desirable.

This is a part-time (50%), 12-month contract coordinator position based in Jakarta. Consultant must provide their own workspace, computer, and basic equipment/tools to meet job requirements. Computer must meet compatibility requirements as guided by CTFK/GHAI.


  • Coordinate work of in-country funded partner to advance healthy food policies in Indonesia.
  • Assist partner to implement work plan that integrates advocacy, communications, research, and legal strategies to achieve policy change.
  • Assist with contractual and administrative needs.
  • Monitor partner performance to ensure deliverables are met and modify work plan as needed with support from the GHAI Team.
  • Continuously appraise the policy landscape and ensure that partner is taking advantage of opportunities.
  • Facilitate regular in-person/Zoom meetings with partner and monthly Zoom meetings between partner and GHAI.
  • Provide and/or facilitate technical assistance to partner as needed, with support from the GHAI Team.
  • Act as the primary liaison between GHAI and implementing partner for needed technical, administrative, and financial information.
  • Help build strategic relationships with government, non-government, and other organizations that are involved or interested in healthy food policy and NCD prevention, broadly.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in public health or public policy
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience coordinating and managing projects, including advocacy for policy change; proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with government stakeholders, NGO partners, and international organizations.
  • Demonstrated success in planning and implementing advocacy strategies to achieve policy outcomes, ideally for health-related policies.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple stakeholders working toward a policy goal.
  • Understanding of Indonesian government policy-making processes and key players.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) complex issues in a concise, compelling, and easily understandable manner.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a dynamic and dispersed team.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with supervisor and other relevant team members across geographies and time zones.
  • A track record of working in an empowering and culturally sensitive environment with an array of global and local partners.
  • Proven ability to translate organizational program strategies, priorities, plans and budgets into result-oriented activity plans at country-level.
  • Self-starter with a desire to learn and provide innovative and thoughtful solutions.
  • Ability to manage conflict and challenging situations effectively.
  • Oral and written proficiency in both Bahasa Indonesia and English languages
  • Experience managing grants and proposals, including budgets is a plus.
  • Interest in public health, commitment to public interest work, and experience on obesity prevention/nutrition policy issues is a plus.


To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume and salary requirement to: Please reference the position code: ACI/GHAI/Jakarta in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please. Candidates must have authorization to live and work in Indonesia.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has a strict policy of not hiring or contracting with anyone with current or previous economic ties to the tobacco and food and beverage industries and requires that no economic ties to these industries exists.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a non-profit, public health advocacy organization that works to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit, and protect everyone from secondhand smoke by changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco and actively countering the tobacco industry and its special interests. A non-profit organization established in 1996, the Campaign works with more than 130 organizational partners, including public health, medical, education, civic, corporate, youth and religious organizations. The Campaign does not accept any government or tobacco industry funding.

The Global Health Advocacy Incubator at the Campaign draws on lessons learned from tobacco advocacy to provide training and assistance to other public health advocacy initiatives funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Bloomberg Philanthropies’ public health programs concentrate on policy-focused responses to global health issues such as data for public health, road safety, and obesity.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.