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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.

Adam Karpati (left) speaks at Smart Cities New York.

I spent half my career working in conflict zones. I then discovered Vital Strategies and felt drawn to its programs and mission. Here everyone jumps in together to build something  they can be proud of; we are making a difference.”

James Mwanza
Senior Program Officer

Current Job Openings

Environmental Health

Air Quality Health Impacts Consultancy, Indonesia

Open until filled.

Vital Strategies is working to strengthen the local evidence needed to increase public demand for and government commitment to improved air quality management for children’s health and well-being. Vital Strategies is seeking a qualified consultant to support the development of a health impact assessment and economic investment case for improving air quality in Indonesia. A core component of this work will be the comparison of various policy scenarios to promote clean air, to inform the prioritization and ‘packaging’ of feasible and cost-effective clean air interventions to be implemented by government and civil society.

Resolve to Save Lives

Administrative Assistant, India

Closing Date: August 10, 2019

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative and operational support for the day-to-day functions and needs of the Vital Strategies India Office. S/he ensures that all operational logistics of the Vital Strategies Office are managed efficiently, with a customer service manner, and in accordance with documented policies and procedures. The Administrative Assistant reports to the Operations Manager and collaborates closely with the Finance Manager.

Data For Health

Country Coordinator, Data Impact, Shanghai

Closing Date: August 9, 2019

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Country Coordinator, Data Impact in Shanghai. This position supports the Data Impact component of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative, which aims to enhance public health data use in low- and middle-income countries. Vital Strategies’ Data Impact team works closely with the Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention (SCDC) to provide capacity development in the domain of data use. Data Impact’s program objective is to systematically strengthen the use of data in key SCDC decisions areas. The Coordinator will report to a Vital Strategies technical country lead, based in Hong Kong.

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Senior Technical Advisor, Syringe Access Service

Closing Date: July 17, 2019

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Technical Advisor – Syringe Service Access, seconded to the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP). Syringes are currently criminalized as drug paraphernalia in Pennsylvania, which severely limits the expansion of syringe service programs (SSPs) as a lifesaving public health intervention. The DOH has determined a critical need to establish a legal pathway for SSP throughout Pennsylvania, as a key intervention to reduce overdose deaths. The Senior Technical Advisor will assist the DOH with strategic planning and coordination of the agency’s activities related to syringe authorization and the implementation of legal SSPs.

Resolve to Save Lives

Program Officer, Cardiovascular Health

The Program Officer will support implementation of the Resolve to Save Lives cardiovascular health (CVH) initiative, with a focus on hypertension, and be part of a small New York City-based team. Responsibilities will include review of scientific research; development of technical materials; project and partner relations management; support to and reporting on the initiative’s activities in selected project countries. Hypertension control programming is being supported in India, China, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Turkey and the PAHO region. The Program Officer position will be assigned to a subset of these project countries and be expected to travel internationally.

Global Operations

Operations Manager

Closing Date, August 2, 2019

Vital Strategies is seeking a seasoned Operations Manager to become part of its growing global team. Based in New York City and reporting to the Vice President of Global Operations, s/he will have direct responsibility for the running of a 37,000 sq ft. office, its central services, procurement, travel management, asset management, and operations policy and process management.

Data For Health

Technical Advisor, CRVS Improvement Program, Latin America

Closing Date: July 30, 2019

The Technical Advisor, CRVS Improvement Program will lead technical assistance provision in two or three countries in Latin America, including planning and implementation of work plans, and managing Country Coordinators and Country Implementation Teams. The Technical Advisor will also provide limited technical assistance to CRVS awardees of our Global Grants Program grants in the region or elsewhere. The TA will work under the supervision of the Project Director.

Finance

NetSuite ERP Administrator

Closing Date: July 30, 2019

The ERP Administrator is responsible for administering, supporting, configuring, updating, and developing the Vital Strategies NetSuite ERP and its various integrated applications. The individual interfaces directly with Vital Strategies staff as well as third party vendors, consultants, and service providers. The ERP Administrator partners with subject matter experts (SME) to gain insights into their business needs and then supports teams via streamlining and automating business processes. Vital Strategies is in the post-implementation phase of NetSuite ERP. The successful candidate will require proficiency in script writing, creating work flows, and custom forms and fields; system optimization will be the major focus. Applicants must possess a valid working permit to work in New York City.

Data for Health

Senior Technical Advisor – Verbal Autopsy

Closing Date: July 14, 2019

This position 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 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. Vital Strategies has full responsibility for provision of technical assistance to several of these.

Global Operations

Systems Manager

Closing Date: July 19, 2019

The Systems Manager is responsible for designing, deploying, configuring, securing, and scaling the various technology systems, services, and enterprise applications used by Vital Strategies. S/he will work collaboratively and partner with the various Vital Strategies divisions to provide cost-effective technology solutions to achieve programmatic goals. The Systems Manager will work closely with the IT team to help provide a seamless technology experience for staff globally.

Research Division

USAID Compliance Review Consultancy

Closing Date: July 19, 2019

The Research Division is seeking a consultant to assist with the development and implementation of an internal review of the Division’s policies, procedures and practices with respect to compliance with non-financial USAID grant and regulatory obligations.  Applicants who respond to this announcement will be short-listed by Vital Strategies, and short-listed consultant candidates will then be invited to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) giving more details regarding their proposed approach to the assignment.  Candidates may be individuals and/or legal entities.

Global Operations

IT Associate – Helpdesk Support

Closing Date: July 19, 2019

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of IT Associate (Helpdesk Support), responsible for supporting the daily IT operations of Vital Strategies, ranging from telephony to computer hardware to software, 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

Seconded Senior Program Manager, Health Confidentiality Policy Assessment and Stakeholder Education, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

Closing Date: July 19, 2019

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Program Manager, Health Confidentiality Policy Assessment and Stakeholder Education, seconded to the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), located in Harrisburg, PA. Confidentiality protections for SUD treatment data in Pennsylvania are more restrictive than under federal regulations, which can cause confusion and excessive caution among providers, government officials, and other important stakeholders in providing for delivery of necessary services. Vital Strategies will provide seconded staff to conduct a needs assessment that maps out gaps in understanding and practice related to the confidentiality of SUD treatment information in Pennsylvania. Results from the needs assessment will guide development and delivery of stakeholder education materials.

Public Health Programs

Seconded Program Officer, Overdose Prevention And Response Coordination, Pennsylvania Department Of Health

Closing Date: July 14, 2019

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Officer – Overdose Prevention and Response Coordination, seconded to the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), located in Harrisburg, PA. The DOH plays a critical leadership role in the Opioid Operational Command Center. The Program Officer will assist the DOH with various functions related to the Command Center, including research and presentations, project management, and coordination with relevant stakeholders.

Tobacco Control

Deputy Director of Tobacco Control – Policy Research

Closing Date: July 17, 2019

This position will be involved in the tobacco control work of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). This program is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and is designed to implement best practices of tobacco control policies at the global level. The position will be based in the Vital Strategies offices in New York City. Applicants must have a valid work permit to work in New York City.