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Careers

When you work at Vital Strategies, no matter the role, you have the opportunity to bring your passion and talent to help us meet the global challenge of creating a world where every person is protected by a strong public health system. We are an international nonprofit working with local governments and partners in over 70 countries. Our world-class public health talent and team of 400 professionals tackle the most pressing global challenges in order to save lives.

Investing in Our Team

To reward our incredibly dedicated team, Vital Strategies provides competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package tailored to the individual countries where we work to help meet our employees’ needs for health care, retirement, and a positive life balance.

Adam Karpati (left) speaks at Smart Cities New York.

I spent half my career working in conflict zones. I then discovered Vital Strategies and felt drawn to its programs and mission. Here everyone jumps in together to build something  they can be proud of; we are making a difference.”

James Mwanza
Senior Program Officer

Current Job Openings

Public Health Programs

India Country Coordinator, Data for Impact Consultancy

Closing date: September 15, 2019

Vital Strategies is seeking a candidate for the consultancy position of Country Coordinator, Data for Impact, to be located in Mumbai. This position supports the Data Impact component of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative, which aims to enhance public health data use in low- and middle-income countries.

Resolve to Save Lives

Senior Vice President, Cardiovascular Health

Open until filled

Vital Strategies is looking for a Senior Vice President who will oversee implementation of the Resolve to Save Lives Cardiovascular Health Initiative. This program focuses on large-scale hypertension management, global elimination of trans fat, and effective interventions to reduce sodium consumption.

Policy, Advocacy, and Communication

Communications Officer Consultant, Vietnam

Closing date: September 13, 2019

Vital Strategies is seeking a consultant, to be based in Hanoi, Vietnam, to support our strategic communications work in tobacco control, road safety, and cardiovascular disease prevention. We are seeking an experienced strategic communication consultant to plan, implement and evaluate mass media campaigns designed to support health policy and achieve health behavior change.

Policy, Advocacy, and Communication

Senior Designer

Closing date: September 6, 2019

We are looking for a motivated, creative and passionate Senior Designer experienced in executing visually compelling and technically clear solutions for projects. The right candidate will be able to juggle multiple priorities and projects, working with teams from across our global organization to deliver beautiful and impactful work in various mediums ranging from print to digital.

Policy, Advocacy, and Communication

Writer

Closing date: September 2, 2019

Vital Strategies is looking for a full-time writer to support its wide portfolio of work. Reporting to a senior manager in the Policy, Advocacy and Communication (PAC) division, the writer and content strategist will support our internal, executive and corporate communication work.

Public Health Programs

Seconded Program Officer, Overdose Prevention and Response Coordination Pennsylvania Department of Health

Closing date: August 15, 2019

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Officer –Overdose Prevention and Response Coordination, seconded to the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) located in Harrisburg, PA. The DOH plays a critical leadership role in the Opioid Operational Command Center. The Program Officer will assist the DOH with various functions related to the Command Center, including research and presentations, project management, and coordination with relevant stakeholders.

Global Operations

Associate In-house Legal Counsel

Closing date: September 1, 2019

The Legal Department, within the Global Operations Division, is looking for an Associate In-house Legal Counsel to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking to contribute in a non- profit corporate legal setting. The Legal Department at Vital Strategies is recognized as having one of the highest levels of “customer satisfaction” amongst all departments in the organization and prides itself on three pillars of efficiency, simplicity, and scalability. This position is based in our office in New York City and will report to the In-house Legal Counsel.

Public Health Programs

Senior Manager, Overdose Prevention Program

Closing date: August 31, 2019

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Manager for the Overdose Prevention Program. Vital Strategies is funding projects and providing technical assistance on the ground tailored to the overdose epidemic in specific U.S. states. We are assisting local partners in reforming policy, innovating programs, and mobilizing communities at the neighborhood, municipal, county, and state levels. Our work is expanding to include additional states, and we are hiring staff to manage that expansion. New efforts will focus on expanding and strengthening harm reduction services at the city level in those states.

Development

Philanthropy Consultant, Major Gifts

Open until filled

A unique opportunity has been announced by Vital Strategies. We are seeking an individual with major gifts experience and an innovative flair for raising money to bring their expertise as the organization strives to find global solutions to the leading causes of death, disease and injury.

Policy, Advocacy, and Communication

PR and Marketing Officer

Open until filled

Vital Strategies is looking for a PR and Marketing Officer to support the organization’s External Communication team in the execution of a wide range of writing, communications, public relations, planning, and marketing activities, aimed at strategically promoting the organization and our work around the world to advance health and opportunity for all people. This is a full-time position based in New York. Applicants must possess a valid working permit to work in New York.

The Union

Program Officer, Tobacco Control

Closing Date: August 24, 2019

This position will be involved in the tobacco control work of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). This program is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and is designed to implement best practices of tobacco control policies at the global level. The position will be based in the Vital Strategies offices in New York City. Applicants must have a valid work permit to work in New York City.

Office of the President

Executive Assistant

Closing Date: August 24. 2019

Vital Strategies is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Executive Assistant, Office of the President. The role will be based in New York City. The suitable candidate for this role will be a seasoned professional who exercises good judgement in addressing multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment.

Public Health Programs

Program Officer, Correctional Health Substance Use Disorder Treatment Access, Seconded to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Closing Date: August 23, 2019

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Officer, Correctional Health Substance Use Disorder Treatment Access, seconded to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC), located in Mechanicsburg, PA. The DOC is taking steps to implement access to opioid agonist treatment for persons in custody at state correctional institutions (SCI) for whom such treatment is medically appropriate. The program will begin as a pilot at a select number of facilities, and gradually expand to other facilities across the Commonwealth. Vital Strategies will provide seconded staff to the DOC to assist in the development, implementation, and oversight of the project.

Data for Health

Senior Technical Advisor, Data Impact Program

Closing Date: August 30, 2019

The Senior Technical Advisor (STA) will provide technical assistance to national ministries of health and other key stakeholders in selected countries participating in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Data for Health Initiative. In collaboration with Ministry stakeholders, the STA will tailor the technical assistance package to the needs and priorities of each country. Major areas of technical assistance include: developing technical capacity of ministry staff to conduct policy-relevant data analysis based on existing vital statistics and survey data and advising on policies, procedures, and institutional structures to promote exemplary institutional data use. Technical assistance activities will include assessment and workplan development, consultation to ministry leadership, trainings for staff, etc. In addition, the STA will provide expertise in designing technical assistance tools to be used across the initiative and will be the technical lead for the Data to Policy (D2P) Program, an important sub-component of DIP, which includes a curriculum for health and economic impact analysis to evaluate alternative policy proposals and present recommendations in a policy brief to decision-makers. Significant on-site engagement will be required. The STA will report to the Director of DIP and must be based either in New York City or Singapore.

Environmental Health

Health Economics Consultant, Indonesia

Open until filled.

Vital Strategies is working to strengthen the local evidence needed to increase public demand for and government commitment to improved air quality management for children’s health and well-being. Vital Strategies is seeking a qualified consultant to support the development of a health impact assessment and economic investment case for improving air quality in Indonesia. A core component of this work will be the comparison of various policy scenarios to promote clean air, to inform the prioritization and ‘packaging’ of feasible and cost-effective clean air interventions to be implemented by government and civil society.

Resolve to Save Lives

Administrative Assistant, India

Closing Date: August 30, 2019

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative and operational support for the day-to-day functions and needs of the Vital Strategies India Office. S/he ensures that all operational logistics of the Vital Strategies Office are managed efficiently, with a customer service manner, and in accordance with documented policies and procedures. The Administrative Assistant reports to the Operations Manager and collaborates closely with the Finance Manager.

Data For Health

Country Coordinator, Data Impact, Shanghai

Closing Date: August 30, 2019

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Country Coordinator, Data Impact in Shanghai. This position supports the Data Impact component of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative, which aims to enhance public health data use in low- and middle-income countries. Vital Strategies’ Data Impact team works closely with the Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention (SCDC) to provide capacity development in the domain of data use. Data Impact’s program objective is to systematically strengthen the use of data in key SCDC decisions areas. The Coordinator will report to a Vital Strategies technical country lead, based in Hong Kong.

Global Operations

Operations Manager : Procurement and Facilities

Closing Date, August 24 2019

Vital Strategies is seeking a seasoned Operations Manager to become part of its growing global team. Based in New York City and reporting to the Vice President of Global Operations, s/he will have direct responsibility for the running of a 37,000 sq ft. office, its central services, procurement, travel management, asset management, and operations policy and process management.

Data For Health

Technical Advisor, CRVS Improvement Program, Latin America

Closing Date: August 10, 2019

The Technical Advisor, CRVS Improvement Program will lead technical assistance provision in two or three countries in Latin America, including planning and implementation of work plans, and managing Country Coordinators and Country Implementation Teams. The Technical Advisor will also provide limited technical assistance to CRVS awardees of our Global Grants Program grants in the region or elsewhere. The TA will work under the supervision of the Project Director.

Global Operations

IT Associate – Helpdesk Support

Closing Date: August 19, 2019

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of IT Associate (Helpdesk Support), responsible for supporting the daily IT operations of Vital Strategies, ranging from telephony to computer hardware to software, and thus has a direct impact on the productivity of colleagues. S/he will offer the first tier of technical support for global staff, ensuring timely resolution to technical issues with a focus on customer service.

Public Health Programs

Deputy Director of Tobacco Control – Policy Research

Open Until Filled

This position will be involved in the tobacco control work of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). This program is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and is designed to implement best practices of tobacco control policies at the global level. The position will be based in the Vital Strategies offices in New York City. Applicants must have a valid work permit to work in New York City.