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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, 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.

Global Operations

Global Health Talent Acquisition Contract Recruiter – APAC Region

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is seeking an individual who wishes to apply their talent acquisition skills to support a global health organization whose priorities are driven by the greatest potential to improve and save lives. The contractor will lead on a range of talent acquisition searches for global health and some operational roles with ownership for sourcing and screening candidates; convening and preparing diverse interview panels; following up with candidates and hiring managers to obtain feedback regarding recruiting process; conducting reference checks; negotiating job offers; and ensuring the organization’s ATS is maintained with all candidate activity.

Global Operations

Manager – Partnerships and Innovative Finance

Open Until Filled

The Manager – Partnerships and Innovative Finance position is part of Vital Strategies India Services Private Limited, and will work closely with the office of MD and contribute towards special projects and our Global Partnerships and Innovative Finance division. It will also seek to strengthen Vital India’s growth plans and developing innovative financial solutions as a complementary approach to generate sustainable sources of finance to help reach program goals.

Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Research Manager – Global

Open Until Filled

The Research Manager will be responsible for managing the conduct and dissemination of social behavior change and policy research for the PAC division of Vital Strategies. Reporting to the Vice President, Global Policy and Research in the Policy Advocacy and Communication division, the Research Manager may support one or more policy advocacy and communication global programs in tobacco control, food policy, road safety, among others. The Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the global research activities, which are implemented in multiple countries across continents, are scientifically rigorous. The Manager will also support the research writings produced by the division with informative data analytics and data visualizations that appeal to decision-makers, including policy-makers and the media.

Public Health Programs

Court Systems Strengthening Consultant

Closing Date: February 7, 2022

Vital Strategies is seeking to contract with a consultant to work on court systems strengthening and overdose prevention in Allegheny County, PA. The consultant will coordinate stakeholder engagement and strategic planning to enhance the work of the Task Force. As such, the consultant will manage initiatives of the Task Force by creating implementation plans, assisting with oversight of Project Deliverables (as applicable), tracking and reporting on implementation of activities across departments and stakeholders, and collecting and presenting data.

Global Operations

Front Desk Coordinator & Administrative Assistant to CFO

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies seeks qualified candidates for the position of Front Desk Coordinator and Administrative Assistant to the CFO. Reporting to the Senior Facilities and Operations Manager, the Front Desk Coordinator will be the first person that staff and visitors interact with when they enter Vital Strategies’ office in NYC. The Coordinator will also be responsible for checking COVID vaccinations, supporting operational management of the office, and serving as the facilities point of contact for events and meetings. As administrative assistant to the CFO, the candidate will work closely with the CFO on his calendar, and help to set up meetings and travel. 

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.

Public Health Programs

Grants Manager

Open Until Filled

Vital Strategies is seeking a Grants Manager, Public Health Programs 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.

Global Operations

Director, Safety and Security

Open Until Filled

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director, Safety and Security will work collaboratively across teams to assess, identify and mitigate risks that could impede program delivery and undermine the safety, and security of Vital Strategy employees and consultants. The Director will lead the ongoing development and implementation of global policies, systems, procedures, and tools for international offices; and overseeing staff travel and safety and security functions.

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.

Global Operations

IT Associate

Open Until Filled

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.

Public Health Programs

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 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. The epidemiologist will also use data to emphasize the health and climate co-benefits of improved air quality, collaborating across Vital Strategies teams and with government partners, technical experts, consultants, and civil society partners.

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.

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.

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.