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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

Research

Short-Term Community Engagement Consultant

Closing Date: August 15, 2021

The Research Division of Vital Strategies is seeking a part-time, short-term consultant to support community dissemination of results from the STREAM clinical trial. Results will be disseminated using country-targeted materials and plans at each STREAM site – Georgia, Moldova, Mongolia, Ethiopia, S. Africa, Uganda and India. Consultant will be required to work closely with the principal community engagement (CE) coordinator in Brazil, Vital Strategies and the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit at University College London. 

Public Health Programs

Senior Technical Advisor, States – Overdose Prevention Program

Closing Date: August 20, 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: August 20, 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.

Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Communications Design Intern

Closing Date: August 6, 2021

Our Design team is seeking two design interns to support Vital Strategies’ Policy, Advocacy and Communication team and the Overdose Prevention Program. As a Design Intern you will be working on content pertaining to Vital Strategies ’ public facing brand – including social media, campaigns, graphics – as well as helping to support the internal needs of the PAC and Design teams, or on content for the Overdose Prevention team. You will join meetings, participate in brainstorms, and execute on projects in a supporting role, as well opportunities to take ownership of projects from ideation to execution.

Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Road Safety Research Intern

Closing Date: August 6, 2021

The Research Intern primarily supports research and writing on communication research conducted on road safety and injury prevention and will report to the Vice President of Global Policy and Research.

Policy, Advocacy and Communication

STOP Initiative Design Intern

Closing Date: August 6, 2021

STOP is a global tobacco industry watchdog in which Vital Strategies is the strategic communication partner. As a STOP Design Intern, you will support the STOP team and the Design Team on projects that expose how the tobacco industry undermines public health. This will be a hands on experience giving you opportunities to develop your production and communication skills as well as contributing to visual systems for the brand.

Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Tobacco Control Research Intern

Closing Date: August 6, 2021

Vital Strategies recently launched a new platform to monitor and track tobacco marketing activities in a few priority countries. The collected data is turned into policy briefs and used as technical assistance tools for local governments. The Research Intern will primarily support the monitoring of new data and evaluation of its use, as well as provide some research and writing support for our expansion into Mexico. The intern will report to Sharan Kuganesan, Program Manager of Tobacco Control.

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

Closing Date: July 23, 2021

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

Health Economics Consultant

Closing Date: August 9, 2021

Vital Strategies is seeking health economics consultants to support decision modeling of health policy options as part of the Data to Policy (D2P) program, a collaboration between Vital Strategies and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that aims to strengthen capacity for policy analysis and health economic evaluation in Ministries of Health and other public health agencies in low- and middle-income countries. Consultants will be needed for short-term assignments to support specific programs in participating countries.

Public Health Programs

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

Closing Date: July 23, 2021

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

Office of the President Intern

Open Until Filled

The Office of the President directly supports Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL), former Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and former Commissioner of the New York City Health Department. The intern will report to Robynn Cheng Leidig, Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives, and assignments will be mutually agreed upon.

Resolve to Save Lives

Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition Intern

Open Until Filled

The cardiovascular health nutrition intern will work to compile and document sodium reduction resources, tools, and reports developed by RTSL and partners. The intern will assist with updating the LINKS salt toolkit, track and document sodium reduction research, and develop case studies to highlight RTSL country sodium reduction projects. This internship may also provide opportunity to provide support for ongoing projects in the nutrition portfolio. This may include activities such as data analysis, developing reports, and providing support to ongoing country activities, etc.

Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Research Manager

Closing Date: July 23, 2021

The Research Manager will be responsible for managing social and behavior change (SBC) and policy research and evaluation activities for the PAC division of Vital Strategies. Reporting to the Vice President, Global Policy and Research in the Policy, Advocacy and Communication division, the manager will work closely with global programs in tobacco control, food policy, road safety, among others, to coordinate global research activities, which may be implemented in multiple countries across continents, to ensure that the research is of high quality, standardized in approaches, and provides meaningful insights to programs that seek to improve health outcomes through policy change and social and behavior change.

Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Associate Project Manager

Closing Date: July 23, 2021

Vital Strategies’ Policy, Advocacy and Communication (PAC) team is seeking an Associate Project Manager to become the mover and coordinator of key projects. You’ll be working in a creative, ambitious and supportive team of passionate designers, communicators and strategists who are creating products that improve health for people around the world, managing key project schedules to bring engaging and informative works from idea to the public eye. You will have responsibilities that include both “hands-on” project management for key projects, such as our award winning TobaccoAtlas.org, and assisting managing progress on external communication projects across PAC, such as maintaining a central mechanism for tracking projects across teams. Reporting to the Vice President, PAC, you’ll work with our design, public relations, editorial and digital teams to ensure that we’re placing our resources and talent behind the products and strategies that have the biggest impact on our work and our brand.

Resolve to Save Lives

Communications Intern

Closing Date: July 11, 2021

This internship will be focused on providing support to the Resolve to Save Lives media team, as well as assisting with press inbox triage, daily media prep packets and summaries. The Communications Intern will participate in research and background work that will include project management, copy editing and proofreading support, writing first drafts of various communications products, and event planning.

Resolve to Save Lives

Web Developer Intern

Closing Date: July 11, 2021

This internship will be focused on the Simple.org project at Resolve to Save Lives, with a particular focus on the Simple Dashboard, which is used by health systems managers to monitor how their hypertension program is doing. The Web Developer Intern will be working with experienced Rails developers in the US and India to make improvements to the Simple Dashboard and to develop new features. The intern will work on real open source code that will benefit patients around the world.

Public Health Programs

Program Associate – Project Monitoring

Closing Date: July 23, 2021

Vital Strategies is seeking a Program Associate – Project Monitoring for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative’s Global Grants Program. The Global Grants Program (GGP) provides funding to governments 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.

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.

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

Senior Manager, Partnership for Healthy Cities

Closing Date: July 23, 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 role is ideal for established managers who aspire to develop new skills and gain experience leading larger and more complex projects. 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

Open Until Filled

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

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.