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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.


From our President and CEO:

“Most health problems come down to equity. Where you live, how much money you have, your gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability status and the intersections of all of these too often determine how healthy you are, what services you have access to, and how long you live. We believe every person, in every country, can and should be protected by a strong public health system” 

—José Luis Castro

Current Job Openings

Resolve to Save Lives

Program Management Advisor — Learning and Capacity Development

Open Until Filled

The Program Management Advisor will help Resolve to Save Lives apply a systems approach to reinforce leadership and management capabilities for preparedness, and foster learning between countries. To strengthen preparedness capabilities, this individual will accompany senior and mid-level government leaders to tailor and adopt program management approaches and tools that enable International Health Regulation (IHR) monitoring and evaluation. To bolster peer-to-peer learning, this individual will also help refine and scale the Program Management for Epidemic Preparedness initiative.

Research

Project Director, SMART4TB

Closing Date: May 10, 2021

Vital Strategies is anticipating a five-year USAID-funded global activity – Supporting, Mobilizing, and Accelerating Research for TB Elimination (SMART4TB) – that will stimulate the development and implementation of new tools and approaches to accelerate the prevention, detection and management of tuberculosis in adults and children and strengthen local capacity to design, implement, disseminate and use findings from TB research. 

In anticipation of this activity, Vital Strategies is seeking a Project Director (PD) who will be responsible for the successful management and implementation of this critically important multi-million dollar, multi-year award. The PD will provide overall strategic vision, technical leadership, administration, fiscal management, and grant and contract administration and management, assuring quality program delivery, impact and cost effectiveness of the project.  

Research

Deputy Director, SMART4TB

Closing Date: May 10, 2021

Vital Strategies is anticipating a five-year USAID-funded global SMART4TB project that will stimulate the development and implementation of new tools and approaches to accelerate the prevention, detection and management of tuberculosis in adults and children and strengthen local capacity to design, implement, disseminate and use findings from TB research.  

In anticipation of this project, Vital Strategies is seeking a Deputy Project Director (DPD) who will be responsible for overseeing this critically important multi-million dollar, multi-year project. The DPD will provide overall day to day oversight, operational interface for regional and country teams and support the Project Director to ensure leadership and management adheres to quality standards. 

Resolve to Save Lives

Senior Public Health Specialist, Nutrition – World Bank Secondment

Open Until Filled

Resolve to Save Lives is recruiting a Senior Public Health Specialist to assist the World Bank Group with the development and implementation of strategies and operations to strengthen nutrition policies to address the prevention of obesity and related non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes that compromise health and Human Capital and increase health-care costs. The COVID-19 crisis has added to the urgency for addressing these issues since obesity and NCDs increase COVID-related mortality. The position will be seconded by Vital Strategies / Resolve to Save Lives to the World Bank/HNPGP for a period of two years.

Global Operations

HR Manager, India

Closing Date: May 5, 2021

Vital Strategies India is seeking an HR Manager with strong generalist experience. This is a full time position to be based in New Delhi. Responsibilities include recruitment, compensation and benefits administration, compliance, employee relations, talent management and oversight of HR initiatives.

Policy, Advocacy & Communication

Part-Time Communication Associate

Closing Date: May 3, 2021

Vital Strategies is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of part-time Communication Associate (20 hours weekly) to support the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS).  The Communication Associate will work closely with our Senior Communication Manager to provide communication support to market Vital Strategies’ Road Safety program and support our in-country teams.  This is a remote working position and can be based in the United States or possibly outside the United States with the ability to work in the EST time zone (+/- 3 hours). Vital Strategies can hire in the following states:  California, Colorado, D.C., Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and Washington. 

Public Health Programs

India Country Director

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies India Service Private Limited is seeking a Country Director to lead the company and its public health programming efforts. The Country Director will be responsible for strategic leadership of Vital Strategies India with a significant focus on business development and management. The Country Director will function as the most senior representative of Vital Strategies in the country and is responsible for promoting its profile and reputation among stakeholders and overseeing all operations in country.

Public Health Programs

Program Associate

Closing Date: April 22, 2021

Vital Strategies is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Program Associate to support the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative’s Global Grants Program. The Global Grants Program launched in March 2019 to support low- and middle-income countries that are not part of the current Data for Health portfolio. The program provides funds to government and local experts, through a competitive process, to implement discrete projects which work to improve systems that collect, analyze and use data for public health decision-making.

Global Operations

IT Manager, Americas

Closing Date: April 20, 2021

The IT Manager, Americas (“IT Manager”) is responsible for providing a seamless technology experience for Vital Strategies staff, focused on those based in North and South America. The individual will manage and lead a small helpdesk support team comprised of staff and consultants, working closely with international IT and globally based operations managers to streamline IT service and support. The IT Manager works collaboratively with the IT team to optimize IT operations, enhancing business continuity and increasing the overall efficiency of the organization. This position will be based in New York City.

Public Health Programs

Dashboard Development Consultant for Road Safety Observatory in Buenos Aires

Closing Date: April 15, 2021

Vital Strategies is seeking a consultant or service provider to develop a set of operational dashboards through platforms such as Power BI or Qlik Sense or through the development of a specific platform. This solution will be developed for the Road Safety and Mobility Observatory of the city of Buenos Aires (RSMO) under the supervision of Vital Strategies. The consultant must be fluent in Spanish.

Policy, Advocacy & Communication

Multimedia Manager

Closing Date: April 30, 2021

The Multimedia Manager will tell the organization’s story, grow our online digital brand and presence, and increase the impact of our health campaigns. The position will focus on creating multimedia products, with a primary focus on video. The position is based in New York City.

Public Health Programs

Senior Manager, Partnership for Healthy Cities

Closing Date: April 26, 2021

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Manager – Partnership for Healthy Cities. The Senior Manager – Partnership for Healthy Cities will be part of an initiative that is aimed at empowering city governments around the world to improve noncommunicable disease (NCD) and injury prevention through high-impact policy interventions. The Senior Manager will be responsible for project managing select cities around the world, including managing key stakeholder relationships, facilitating and coordinating technical assistance, providing project management direction, maintaining regular communications, monitoring, and reporting on progress. This position will be based in the New York office, and candidates must live within the tri-state area by the beginning of 2022, or be based in Europe.

Public Health Programs

Senior Technical Advisor, Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Improvement Program

Closing Date: April 30, 2021

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative aims to enhance public health data collection and use in low- and middle-income countries. The goal of the initiative is to ensure that a billion more people live in countries where data are used to steer public policy and program decisions. Under the Initiative, Vital Strategies, in partnership with other global public health organizations, is implementing a multi-year program to improve civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) in numerous countries and municipalities in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific. The Program involves interventions designed to improve the registration of births and deaths; improve the availability and quality of cause of death information for both facility- and home-based events; and improve the timeliness of available vital statistics information and reports. This position will be based in the United States.

Resolve to Save Lives

Program Coordinator, Maintaining Essential Medical Services Program – Ethiopia

Open Until Filled

Reporting to the Country Director, the Project Coordinator, Maintaining Essential Medical Services program, based in Ethiopia, will be responsible for providing technical support in the design, implementation, and review of a new joint initiative of the Preventing Epidemics and Cardiovascular Health (CVH) teams of RTSL. The Project Coordinator will also work to build partnerships with community-based health-promoting organizations for the purpose of trust-building and co-promoting accurate and timely health risk communications.

This is a full-time employment contract for a period of 12 months.

Resolve to Save Lives

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Federal Ministry of Health – Ethiopia

Open Until Filled

Reporting to the IPC Specialist, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will be responsible for providing technical assistance to the FMOH to ensure IPC implementation meets national and international standards and to support quality improvement to strengthen the national IPC program. The incumbent will work closely with the RTSL-supported IPC Specialist, seconded to the FMOH, to develop a framework to monitor and evaluate IPC implementation, and will be responsible for all aspects of IPC data management. The incumbent will also oversee data collection, assess and improve data quality, perform data analyses, and provide feedback to Regional Health Bureaus and health facilities to improve IPC performance.

This is a full-time consultancy contract for a period of 12 months.

Public Health Programs

Technical Advisor, Epidemiology and Public Health

Open Until Filled

The Technical Advisor, Epidemiology and Public Health (TA) is a technical leadership position that will be instrumental in developing an active public health agenda locally, informing and advocating for policy choices, mapping areas/themes of relevance for new projects, as well as supporting technical interactions with national public health players and donors, focused on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs).

Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Senior Manager, Tobacco Control Advocacy

Open Until Filled

Reporting to the Vice President of Partnerships and Initiatives, the Senior Manager, Tobacco Control Advocacy will provide strategic guidance, management and support to the Tobacco Control Program which includes tobacco control policy advocacy and communication work in select countries in Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Public Health Programs

Technical Advisor – Ethiopia

Open Until Filled

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

Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Campaign Manager, STOP

Open Until Filled

The Campaign Manager will drive integrated communication strategies aligned with campaign themes, with an emphasis on media relations, digital communications, stakeholder engagement and strategic advertising. Reporting to the Director of the STOP partnership at Vital, the Campaign Manager will work closely with the Vital team on campaign planning, message development, announcement strategy, social media campaigns, digital marketing and event strategy. The Campaign Manager will liaise with communication staff from the four partner organizations to ensure alignment on strategies and content.