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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

Public Health Programs

Program Manager, States – Overdose Prevention Program

Open Until Filled

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 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.

Public Health Programs

Grant Manager – Environment, Climate and Urban Health

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is seeking a Grants Manager, Environment, Climate, and Urban Health to provide grants management services to the Road Safety program and Environmental Health Division. This role provides the opportunity to support global programs managing a diverse and growing portfolio of donors.

Public Health Programs

Senior Program Manager, Civil Registration Vital Statistics (CRVS)

Open Until Filled

The Senior Program Manager will own, develop, improve and report on internal business processes and project progress for smooth operation and administration of Team responsibilities. The SPM will also be the primary point of contact for business partners in Grants Management at the Divisional level and in the organization’s Finance and Operations Team. Operationally, the SPM will assure that country teams achieve progress with appropriate investments of time and effort. Financial administrative responsibilities include periodic review of budgets and budget quality and managing the timely reconciliation of spending at the country level by responsible staff.

Global Operations

Director, HR Business Partner

Open Until Filled

The Director HR Business Partner will guide and support our expanding Public Health Program division that currently has over 100 employees across 5 continents. This exciting new opportunity includes partnering with programmatic leaders in workforce planning, job design, onboarding, and engagement.

Global Operations

Operations Manager, India

Open Until Filled

The Operations Manager will manage operations in the county office under the leadership and supervision of the Managing Director. The Operations Manager will foster a culture of accountability and customer service. In this role, the Operations Manager will ensure the cost-efficient use of Vital Strategies resources and manage all operations functions including contracting, travel, safety and security and facilities. This position will be based out of New Delhi.

Global Operations

Finance Associate, India

Open Until Filled

The Finance Associate is responsible for handling all accounting and banking activities relating to Vital India operations, and will be based in New Delhi. This position will report functionally to the Financial Controller and coordinate and collaborate with the operations and HR teams.

Global Operations

Executive Associate, India

Open Until Filled

Based in New Delhi, the Executive Associate will provide executive support to the Managing Director (MD), serve as liaison to the board of directors and senior management teams; organize and coordinate executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversee special projects.

Public Health Programs

Program Associate, Alcohol Policy Initiative

Open Until Filled

The Program Associate helps execute the administrative and operational needs of the program across several countries and sub-teams. The Program Associate assists the Director and other program staff in the implementation and delivery of program commitments; organizes meetings and information exchange between partner organizations; provides programmatic support as needed, such as coordination of trainings and workshops and desk review/literature searches, drafting of content for presentations on alcohol policy topics, etc.; and prepares other background materials for meetings/funder requests and compiles monthly and quarterly progress reports for internal and external partners. 

Public Health Programs

Technical Advisor – CRVS, APAC Region

Open Until Filled

The Technical Advisor – CRVS Improvement Program will lead technical assistance provision in two countries in Asia, including planning and implementation of work plans, and managing Country Coordinators and Country Implementation Teams. The Technical Advisor will also be responsible for budgeting and expenditure reconciliation and may provide limited technical assistance to CRVS awardees of our Global Grants Program grants in the region or elsewhere.

Public Health Programs


Technical Advisor – Opioid Funding Strategic Planning, Wisconsin Department of Health Service

Open Until Filled

Seconded to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WIDHS) located in Madison, Wisconsin, this position will analyze gaps in current programming, understand county level plans to avoid duplication, design annual plans at the state level, and facilitate implementation efforts. The Secondee will bring a harm reduction, data driven approach to community awareness/anti-stigma efforts, overdose prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts.

Public Health Programs

Technical Advisor – Harm Reduction Strategy, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Technical Advisor – Harm Reduction Strategy, seconded to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WIDHS) located in Madison, Wisconsin. This position will analyze gaps in current programming, understand and map county-level plans to avoid duplication and synergistic collaboration, and design a multiyear, multiagency strategic plan that can also be adopted at county level and by sovereign nations.

Public Health Programs

Technical Advisor – Opioid Settlement Funds Planning and Capacity-Building, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Open Until Filled

Seconded to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) located in Lansing, Michigan, this position is for an experienced, public health and public policy advisor to coordinate cross-agency and multisector planning and to provide capacity-building support to localities. This position requires the ability to manage many project elements including excellent organizational skills, anticipating challenges and creative problem-solving.

Public Health Programs

Program Manager, Racial Equity in Overdose Prevention Initiatives Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Open Until Filled

This position will lead coordination of the racial equity pillar of Michigan’s drug overdose strategy and of Michigan’s Opioid Task Force and its Racial Equity Workgroup. This position will support the activities of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Opioids Policy team, including preparing agendas, presentations, and materials, project managing initiatives of the task force, collecting and presenting data, and coordinating activities between agencies.

Public Health Programs

Grants Officer, Asia Pacific Region

Open Until Filled

The Grants Officer, APAC Region will provide primary grants management and contracting support for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Initiative for Road Safety’s Asia-based portfolio managed by Vital Strategies. The Grants Officer will also provide the Asia Pacific country team with critical grants management general support. Day to day activities will include the production of adhoc and routine budget reports, proposal budget development, financial reporting for donors, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of invoices, tracking of consultant contract and subcontract payments, maintenance of a consultant/vendor contract database and ensuring accurate coding for all payment requests.

Public Health Programs

Director, Alcohol Policy Initiative

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is launching a new global initiative to assist governments in developing and enhancing evidence-based policies to reduce the adverse health and social impacts of alcohol consumption. The Director leads and guides the Vital Strategies team and the global consortium on overall Initiative implementation; establishes and maintains government and nongovernmental organization collaborations across multiple countries; provides and oversees technical assistance, training and capacity development, staffing support and targeted grantmaking and procurement for the partner countries; provides expert thought leadership to global and regional alcohol policy efforts and global partnerships beyond the Initiative itself.  

Public Health Programs

IT Help Desk Associate

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies seeks a Help Desk Associate to serve as an integral member of a global IT team. The position is responsible for supporting the daily IT operations, ranging from computer hardware to software to telephony, and thus has a direct impact on the productivity of colleagues. The individual will offer the first tier of technical support for global staff, ensuring timely resolution to technical issues with a focus on customer service. The Help Desk Associate will work with a best in class global IT team who cares about their colleague’s productivity.

Public Health Programs

Program Manager, CRVS (Africa and Latin America)

Open Until Filled

The Program Manager, Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) supports the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative, which aims to enhance public health data collection and use in low- and middle-income countries. The Program Manager, CRVS will have primary responsibilities in support of programs in Africa and Latin America. Main responsibilities will include communications, programmatic, and logistical support for planning and implementation of CRVS work plans, in collaboration with other CRVS team members.

Environmental Health

Environmental Health Specialist

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is recruiting an experienced Environmental Health Specialist with applied expertise in environmental health project management, communication, epidemiology and risk assessment to lead our global childhood lead (Pb) poisoning prevention program. The Environmental Health Specialist will be under the technical supervision of Senior Vice President and Vice President for Environmental, Climate and Urban Health, who are based in the United States, and will work closely with program staff in Indonesia, India, Peru and the Philippines. The hire will also collaborate across Vital Strategies teams and with government partners, technical experts, consultants, and civil society partners.

Public Health Programs

Program Associate, PHC (Asia)

Open Until Filled

The Program Associate – 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 Program Associate will be responsible for supporting the Senior Manager, Asia region, in project managing select cities around the world, including managing key stakeholder relationships, facilitating and coordinating technical assistance, providing project management support, maintaining regular communications, monitoring, and reporting on progress.

Public Health Programs

Enforcement Coordinator

Open Until Filled

This is a full-time position for our road safety program in Bengaluru, India. This position will be embedded with the Government of Karnataka, reporting to the Initiative Coordinator. The Enforcement Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating multiple partner organization’s road safety police work with city, state, and national level policing authorities, as well as supporting the implementation of enforcement work plans in collaboration with the Global Road Safety Partnership and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Office of the President

General Counsel

Open Until Filled

The General Counsel (GC) will have the exciting opportunity to make an immediate impact at Vital Strategies as an executive member of its dynamic global team. Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the GC will be a trusted legal advisor to executive leadership and oversee all legal work related to strategy, international programs and operations, people issues, business development, contracts, compliance, data privacy, risk mitigation, and execution. The GC will contribute to building a collaborative, service, and team-oriented culture of excellence, and will innovate alongside Vitals’ entrepreneurial global team.

Public Health Programs

Senior Manager, Partnership for Healthy Cities – Singapore

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Manager, Partnership for Healthy Cities. This role 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 managing key stakeholder relationships, facilitating and coordinating technical assistance, providing project management direction, maintaining regular communications, monitoring, and reporting on progress. This position will work with a global team on various time zones and will also dedicate a small percentage of time in supporting Regional Director with business development opportunities.

Public Health Programs

Communications Coordinator for Road Safety, Mexico City

Open Until Filled

The Communications Coordinator, based in Mexico City, will be responsible to provide media relations assistance within a strategic communication approach to help create public support for strong road safety policies, programs and measures. The Communications Coordinator will generate media stories, optimize social media, design communications strategies, build technical capacity among journalists and implement a multi-platform strategy. The Communications Coordinator will also support efforts to run social marketing/paid mass media campaigns that are complemented by enforcement strategies.

Public Health Programs

Senior Technical Advisor (Asia Region) – Road Injury Surveillance

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is providing technical assistance to cities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to improve their capacity for public health surveillance and analysis to guide and monitor interventions to reduce road traffic deaths. The Senior Technical Advisor, Asia Region will be responsible to support city government agencies in enhancing road safety surveillance systems.

Public Health Programs

Program Manager, CRVS Improvement Program, Asia Pacific

Open Until Filled

Reporting to Regional Deputy Director (DD), CRVS Improvement Program, the Program Manager duties shall include Providing managerial and administrative backstopping to the Regional DD, and the Technical Advisors, Program Assistants, and Country Coordinators who comprise the Country Teams. The Program Manager will lead and assist in the negotiation and completion of contracts & advice on financial components for vendors and sub-grantees as requested.

Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Senior PR and Communication Manager

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is seeking a Senior Communications Manager to join our team. This exciting new role will be responsible for executing a wide range of public relations, marketing, and communication to support the organization’s Data for Health iInitiative. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health iInitiative aims to enhance public health data collection and use to improve and save lives. The goal of the iInitiative is to ensure that a billion more people live in countries where data are used to steer public policy and program decisions.

Public Health Programs

Communication Officer

Open Until Filled

Based in Mumbai, India, the Communication Officer is sought to provide media relations assistance within a strategic communication approach to help create public support for strong road safety policies, programs and measures. The Communication Officer will work closely with local state government agencies to engage journalists, generate media stories, optimize social media, organize journalist workshops and implement a multi-platform strategy to support government and partners’ efforts.

Public Health Programs

Senior Analyst, Data for Health

Open Until Filled

Based in Brazil, the Senior Analyst will support Program team with administrative tasks including contracting, assisting with payment, scheduling meetings and maintaining calendars, coordinating travel and logistics, and resources for events hosted by the program respecting the operations and finance policies and procedures.

Public Health Programs

Program Associate, Road Safety (Asia)

Open Until Filled

The Program Associate, Road Safety is a full-time position based in Singapore that will report to the Regional Deputy Director – Asia (Road Safety). This Singapore-based role will support the management of 40+ staff in the region, and will support the Regional Deputy Director with administrative tasks, including maintaining calendars, taking and distributing meeting notes.

Public Health Programs

Deputy Director – Tobacco Control, China

Open Until Filled

This position will oversee implementation of the Bloomberg Initiative To Reduce Tobacco Use program and other tobacco control initiatives. The hired individual will be responsible to, provide strategic guidance and technical input to program implementation, cultivate new collaboration with international and domestic partners while maintaining the current partnership.

Public Health Programs

Technical Specialist, Asia Pacific – Road Safety

Open Until Filled

This Singapore-based role will support the management of 40+ staff in the region, the coordination of over 200 million USD of public health programs related to injury prevention, and serve as a key part of a dynamic fast-paced team working to save lives throughout Asia. The Technical Specialist will be responsible for providing support to the Regional Deputy Director (RDD), on all functions related to Vital Strategies Road Safety efforts in Asia.

Public Health Programs

Senior Technical Advisor – Road Injury Surveillance

Open Until Filled

This posting is for a position to be based in Asia Region. While work will initially be conducted remotely, international travel will be required once safe for onsite engagement, technical assistance, and coaching/mentorship activities.

Public Health Programs

Program Manager, Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS)

Open Until Filled

The CRVS Program is part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative, which aims to enhance public health data collection and use in low-and-middle-income countries. CRVS is looking for its next Program Manager who’s primary responsibilities are to manage program progress and monitoring impact, with particular emphasis on strengthening country capacity to own the collection and use of CRVS performance metrics. The position also will also entail developing and curating technical resources, managing Human Subject Research (HSR) compliance processes for the team and providing other relevant program and country support to support program success.

Public Health Programs

Technical Specialist, Asia Pacific, Road Safety

Open Until Filled

The Technical Specialist will be responsible for providing support to the Regional Deputy Director (RDD), on all functions related to Vital Strategies Road Safety efforts in Asia. This Singapore-based role will support the management of 40+ staff in the region, the coordination of over 200 million USD of public health programs related to injury prevention, and serve as a key part of a dynamic fast-paced team working to save lives throughout Asia.

Environmental Health

Program Manager, Environmental Health

Open Until Filled

The Program Manager, Environmental Health will actively collaborate with a team of air quality and health stakeholders and experts, including environmental health scientists, epidemiologists, air quality advocates, public health practitioners, and communications specialists and work with a wide range of partner organizations including high-level and middle-level civil servants in India. The Program Manager will be responsible for maintaining key stakeholder relationships at national and state levels, facilitating and coordinating technical assistance, contributing to project management direction, maintaining regular communications, monitoring, and reporting on progress.

Public Health Programs

Technical Advisor, Data Impact Program

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Technical Advisor (TA) to provide technical assistance to at least one country’s national ministries of health and other key stakeholders, planning and implementation of work plans; and managing in-country project staff. A key role will be under guidance and supervision of senior staff, the development of technical content to support best practices in data analysis, synthesis, presentation and dissemination of data for decision-making utilizing statistical analysis and visualization skills.

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.