Vital Strategies, headquartered in New York City, is an international public health organization. Our programs strengthen public health systems and address the world’s leading causes of illness, injury and death. We currently work in 73 countries, supporting data-driven decision making in government, advancing evidence-based public health policies and mounting strategic communication campaigns. Vital Strategies’ priorities are driven by the greatest potential to improve and save lives. They include non-communicable disease prevention, cardiovascular health promotion, tobacco control, road safety, obesity prevention, epidemic prevention, environmental health, vital statistics systems building and Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis treatment research. Our programs are concentrated in low- and middle-income countries and cities in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Please visit our website at www.vitalstrategies.org to find out more about our work.
The Partnership for Healthy Cities launched in May 2017. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, and in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), this initiative supports 54 cities around the world to implement one high-impact, evidence-based policy intervention to prevent noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) or injuries. As the implementing partner for this initiative, Vital Strategies works directly with city governments to establish their intervention plan, provide technical assistance, support intervention implementation, and monitor and report progress. The Partnership for Healthy Cities is the flagship urban health program at Vital Strategies.
Vital Strategies is recruiting a Senior Program Officer for the Partnership for Healthy Cities. The Senior Program Officer will be responsible for managing the enrollment of new cities in the Partnership and/or the renewal of the participation of current cities. The SPO will also manage the implementation of the interventions in cities, including facilitating and/or providing technical assistance, providing project management support, maintaining regular communications, and monitoring and reporting progress.
Qualities and Qualifications
How to Apply
Please send CV and a cover letter, including salary expectations, to [email protected] indicating the position applied for in the subject line. Closing date for applications is March 28th, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Vital Strategies offers competitive compensation for full-time employees and pro-rata for part-time employees based on prior experience and qualifications as well as comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people. Benefits we offer include: health, dental and vision insurance where Vital Strategies pays generously towards the cost of these benefits for employees and their families/domestic partners; 15 paid vacation days (rising to 20 paid vacation days from fourth year of service and 25 from seventh year onwards), 13 paid federal holidays and paid days off between the Christmas and New Year's holidays; paid sick days; retirement savings plan; commuter benefits; and basic life and personal accident insurance.