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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

Research

Part-Time Human Subject Research Manager

Closing Date: January 3, 2022

Vital Strategies is committed to conducting its human subjects research activities in compliance with highest ethical standards and maintains a Federal-wide Assurance. We are seeking a qualified candidate for the position of part-time Human Subjects Research Manager (2 days weekly) who will be responsible for monitoring the organization’s compliance with applicable laws and the FWA, including through development of SOPs, regular reviews of the organization’s research portfolio and liaising with the organization’s legal department to develop standard legal provisions for subgrantees/service providers. 

Public Health Programs

Program Associate – Data-Driven Policy for Women’s Health Program

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is looking for a Program Associate for an exciting new program to reduce maternal mortality in three countries. Our new Data-Driven Policy Initiative to Improve Women’s Health (DDP for WH) aims to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality resulting from unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions, and complications of pregnancy and childbirth in Bangladesh, Rwanda and Uganda. The program will work closely with national ministries of health to strengthen capacity to collect, analyze and apply data to develop evidence-based policies.

Finance

NetSuite ERP Administrator

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is seeking an experienced NetSuite ERP Administrator. This role will be well suited to for someone who wants to learn and grow while providing high-quality support to NetSuite users, engage with key stakeholders helping facilitate the changes required as our organization grows in the US and globally, manage the NetSuite application all while .

Public Health Programs

Harm Reduction Coordinator (Program Manager), City of New Haven

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Harm Reduction Coordinator (Program Manager), an embedded staff position with the City of New Haven, CT, for the Overdose Prevention Program. The position will be located within the Community Service Administration, which contains Elderly Services, Social Services, Food Systems & Policy, Project Fresh Start, the Warren Kimbro Re-entry Program, & the Office of Housing & Homelessness Services.

Public Health Programs

Evaluation Manager, Overdose Prevention Program

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Evaluation Manager for the Overdose Prevention Program. The Evaluation Manager will work with the Senior Technical Advisor and as part of the program technical team to provide expertise and support, including outcomes monitoring related to technical interventions for reducing overdose deaths in specific states. The position is based in New York City. 

Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Communication Programs Manager, India

Closing Date: November 30, 2021

The Communication Manager will provide technical support to government agencies on the planning and implementation of social marketing campaigns to improve risky behaviors, support policies and and change social norms. Communication campaigns will be coordinated with local government plans and tied to BIGRS and BI partner and grantee activities. Day-to-day responsibilities will include working collaboratively with government and non-government partners on a range of projects from designing national and sub-national media campaigns, managing advertising, media planning/buying, research, social, digital and public relations agencies and coordinating with partners and grantees, to providing on-the-ground analysis and execution of campaign elements.

Public Health Programs

Data Impact Intern

Closing Date: December 24, 2021

The Data Impact team is looking for an intern starting in late January/early February. The Intern will work with the Data Impact Team to review, update and catalogue existing content and develop new material and resources. The intern will also assist with researching dissemination channels and potential audiences for the online content.

Public Health Programs

Digital Media Intern, Overdose Prevention Program

Closing Date: December 24, 2021

The Overdose Prevention Program is offering a student internship position starting in late January/early February 2022 with our communications team to support and promote the program’s work. Our media work will promote specific projects funded in the intervention categories listed above, and have a particular focus on the following goals for messaging and advancing public discussion.

Global Operations

IT Associate

Closing Date: December 1, 2021

The IT Associate is responsible for supporting the daily IT operations of Vital Strategies, ranging from computer hardware to software to telephony, 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.

Environmental Health

Independent Consultant, Indore

Closing Date: November 15, 2021

Vital Strategies is seeking competitive applications from qualified independent consultants to provide services to Vital Strategies. The independent consultant will lead pilot city efforts to engage the public health sector in clean air action in Indore, including 1) identifying important gaps, perceptions, and misinformation of air pollution health impacts, sources, and solutions among health workers and the public 2) strengthening public health data systems and data use to inform policies and investments, and 3) mainstreaming air quality into ongoing public health efforts to address child survival and non-communicable disease.

Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Communication Programs Manager, Ukraine

Closing Date: November 15, 2021

The Communication Manager will provide technical support to government agencies on the planning and implementation of social marketing campaigns to improve risky behaviors, support policies and change social norms. Communication campaigns will be coordinated with local government plans and tied to BIGRS and BI partner and grantee activities. The Communication Manager will also be involved in organizing communication training and capacity building workshops for government communication stakeholders and media to support these public health programs.

Public Health Programs

Senior Technical Advisor, Environmental Epidemiology

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is recruiting an Epidemiologist/Public Health Specialist with applied expertise in environmental health science, epidemiology and risk assessment (epidemiologist) to 1) increase commitment and capacity of key Vital Strategies is recruiting a Senior Epidemiologist/Public Health Specialist with applied expertise in environmental health science, epidemiology and risk assessment (epidemiologist) to 1) increase commitment and capacity of key stakeholders to strengthen air quality management, with a focus on increased use of routinely collected local data to inform health impact and economic assessments; 2) support efforts to strengthen surveillance for air pollution, lead, and other leading environmental determinants of health; and 3) participate in assessment, training and technical assistance activities to enhance the quality, use and dissemination of relevant health and environmental data to inform the public and policymakers about the risks of air pollution.

Public Health Programs

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

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies seeks a Senior Technical Advisor to provide crosscutting leadership and technical support to all regions (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America) in the development and implementation of programs to improve the notification and registration of births and deaths, with a focus on death registration. Additional responsibilities will include leading technical assistance provision in at least one country in Latin America, including, but not limited to: planning and implementation of work plans, and managing Country Coordinators and the Country Implementation Team. The Senior Technical Advisor will report to the Technical Director and the Regional Deputy Director, Latin America and Francophone Africa.

Public Health Programs

Program Manager, States, Overdose Prevention Program

Closing Date: November 17, 2021

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Manager for the Overdose Prevention Program. We are assisting local partners in reforming policy, innovating programs, and mobilizing communities at the neighborhood, municipal, county and state levels. The Program Manager will work as part of a team, under the direction of the Senior Technical Advisor, focused on program planning and implementation activities related to technical interventions for reducing overdose deaths in specific states. 

Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Content Manager, Overdose Prevention Program

Closing Date: November 15, 2021

Drawing from public relations, digital communications, and advocacy experience, the Content Manager will collaborate with the program communications team to write, design, and execute publicity, media, and other communications strategies to advance the Overdose Prevention Program. This position will help to seek opportunities to raise the visibility of Vital Strategies’ Overdose Prevention Program and its goals, activities, and impact through high-quality content.

Environmental Health

Technical Advisor, Environmental Health Surveillance

Open Until Filled

This position will be based in Patna and will contribute to our Environmental Health program focusing on two projects in Bihar that aim to provide technical assistance around lead poisoning prevention and air pollution. The selected candidate will report to the team leads for respective projects and will provide in-country epidemiologic and programmatic support, including assessing and analyzing routinely collected exposure and health outcomes data needed to inform health impact assessments. S/he will collaborate with a team of environmental health scientists, epidemiologists, public health practitioners, and statisticians across Vital Strategies and work with a wide range of partner organizations including high-level and middle-level civil servants in India.

Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Program Associate

Closing Date: November 17, 2021

As Program Associate, you’ll work in Vital Strategies’ Policy, Advocacy and Communication (PAC) division; a creative, ambitious and supportive team of passionate designers, communicators and strategists who are creating products that improve health for people around the world. Reporting to the editorial director of the PAC division, the program associate will provide administrative support, project management and communication support to the editorial team and across PAC.

Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Senior PR Manager, Food Policy Program

Open Until Filled

The Senior PR Manager, Food Policy Program, is responsible for strategically promoting the Food Policy Program by executing a wide range of writing, communication, media relations and public relations activities which prioritize the program’s aims to influence key policy makers, researchers and civil society organizations at the global and regional level. The role will work with the program’s global partners and complement and respect efforts already led by partners in the program’s priority countries.

Resolve to Save Lives

Program Officer, Nutrition

Open Until Filled

The Program Officer, Nutrition will support implementation of the Resolve to Save Lives Cardiovascular Health (CVH) initiative, with a focus on nutrition policy, surveillance and reducing sodium consumption as well as supporting the LINKS program. This role will focus on providing support to our portfolio of projects aimed to reduce salt intake worldwide, including front of pack labeling, marketing restrictions for unhealthy foods, setting of salt targets for packaged food, healthy public food procurement, and promotion of low sodium salts.

Public Health Programs

Senior Technical Advisor, Data Impact Program

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Technical Advisor (STA) to lead technical assistance provision in up to three Francophone countries including planning and implementation of work plans, and managing in-country project staff. Under guidance and supervision of the Program Director, the STA will participate in the development of technical content to support best practices in data analysis, synthesis, presentation and dissemination of data for decision-making and provide technical assistance to national ministries of health and other key stakeholders. The STA will communicate frequently with government and other stakeholders.

Public Health Programs

HR Business Partner, Public Health Programs

Open Until Filled

The HRBP will work with our expanding Public Health Program division that currently has over 100 employees across 5 continents. The role will include working with programmatic leaders to help with divisional design, employee relations and engagement; as well as partner with managers and supervisors to build and engage our teams through effective people management. Managing multiple stakeholders at various levels with a comfort in negotiating competing priorities and deadlines will also be an essential responsibility of this role. The HRBP will also be part of a dynamic global HR team focused on shaping a work environment that aims to be diverse, inclusive, with a continuous learning culture.  Collaborating on the design and implementation of new processes and systems including performance management and learning and development will be initiatives the HRBP will be asked to support.

Global Operations

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Open Until Filled

The Talent Acquisition Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring a well-organized, efficient, and positive experience for candidates, recruiters, and hiring teams. Using strong customer service and people skills, keen eye for detail, appreciation for efficient processes, and spirit of customer service and collaboration, this role will coordinate Vital’s high-volume, end-to-end recruitment cycle. Based in New York City,  the Talent Acquisition Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring a well-organized, efficient, and positive experience for candidates, recruiters, and hiring teams.

New Business Development

Business Development Contract Proposal Writer

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is seeking to develop a small pool of experienced contract proposal writers to work with subject matter experts using best practices to develop and submit high-quality and highly competitive proposals in the areas of global health outlined above. The consultant should possess an excellent understanding of proposal development processes and proposal components and have a proven track record in writing winning proposals for top USAID implementers. The individual should keep abreast of trends in global public health and proposal writing.

Public Health Programs

Principal Technical Advisor – Data Impact Program, Asia-Pacific Region

Open Until Filled

The  Principal Technical Advisor (PTA) is a senior technical leadership position reporting to the Program Director based in the Asia-Pacific region. The PTA will lead and develop technical content to support best practices in data analysis, synthesis, presentation and dissemination of data for decision-making and provide technical assistance to national ministries of health and other key stakeholders. The PTA will also have program management responsibilities, overseeing implementation of the DIP in up to 10 countries located in the region. The PTA will communicate frequently with government and global partners and be responsible for cross-cutting activities– e.g., donor reporting, regional network collaboration, etc.

Research

Project Director, SMART4TB

Open Until Filled

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

Open Until Filled

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

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).

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.