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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

Global Operations

Technical Advisor, Social and Behavior Change and Communication for Noncommunicable Diseases

Closing Date: October 2, 2021

Vital Strategies is seeking a Tamil-speaking Technical Advisor, Social and Behavior Change and Communication for Noncommunicable Diseases, who will be the technical lead on specific mandates and provide technical assistance to the World Bank. The Technical Advisor will provide implementation support on technical and operational aspects of SBCC.

Public Health Programs

Program Manager, States, Overdose Prevention Program

Closing Date: October 15, 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

Media Communications Manager, Overdose Prevention Program

Closing Date: October 4, 2021

Vital Strategies’ intention is to add expertise in drug strategy, with a specific focus on overdose prevention. We are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Media Communications Manager for the Overdose Prevention Program (OPP). Vital Strategies is funding projects and providing technical assistance tailored to the overdose epidemic on the ground 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.

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: September 27, 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.

Public Health Programs

Legal Technical Advisor – States, Overdose Prevention Program

Closing Date: September 27, 2021

Vital Strategies is funding projects and providing technical assistance tailored to the overdose epidemic on the ground 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. The Legal Technical Advisor will work with the Senior Legal Technical Advisor and as part of the program technical team to provide expertise and support, including research, policy analysis, training and strategy related to technical interventions for reducing overdose deaths in specific states. 

Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Senior PR Manager, Food Policy Program

Closing Date: October 4, 2021

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.

Global Operations

Administrative Assistant, Ethiopia

Open Until Filled

The Administrative Assistant will provide professional, consistent, and customer focused day to day support in the areas of office administration, operations, and finance-related activities for the Vital Ethiopia country team. Reporting to the Finance and Operations Manager and collaborating closely with the Country Director, Finance Manager and U.S. office, the Administrative Assistant will help to ensure operational effectiveness in support of high-quality programming.

Global Operations

Instructional Design Contractor—Hiring Manager Training w/lens of Equity and Inclusion 

Open Until Filled

Hiring Managers and Hiring Teams, as the closest partners of the Talent Acquisition team, are critical to achieving the talent acquisition experience laid out in the TAP. The Instructional Design Contractor will bring life to the TAP and ‘certify’ participants to contribute to future inclusive talent acquisition activities at Vital Strategies.

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.

Public Health Programs

Senior Technical Advisor, States – Overdose Prevention Program

Closing Date: September 17, 2021

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Technical Advisor for the Overdose Prevention Program. Vital Strategies is funding projects and providing technical assistance tailored to the overdose epidemic on the ground 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.

Public Health Programs

States Director, Overdose Prevention Program

Closing Date: September 17, 2021

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of States Director for the Overdose Prevention Program. Vital Strategies is funding projects and providing technical assistance tailored to the overdose epidemic on the ground 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 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.

Global Operations

Mobility and Road Safety Coordinator

Open Until Filled

The Mobility and Road Safety Policies Coordinator, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil will be responsible for the activities addressing urban design and safe mobility policies for the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety. The Mobility and Road Safety Policies Coordinator will support the work undertaken in Sao Paulo city, Sao Paulo State, and other selected jurisdictions in the State of Sao Paulo with safe mobility agencies at the municipal and State level.  

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.

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

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

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.

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.