Careers

Director

COVID-19 US Contact Tracing Acceleration Initiative

Vital Strategies is a US-based international public health organization working in more than 70 countries to address important and challenging health issues. We develop and oversee programs to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality, providing expertise in project implementation and management, strategic communications, epidemiology and surveillance, and other core public health capacities.

Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative of Vital Strategies that since 2017 has been working closely with governments, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, academic and other partners in a number of countries to strengthen national capacity to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats. For more information about our Prevent Epidemics initiative, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org/ and https://preventepidemics.org/

Vital Strategies has formed a COVID-19 Incident Management System to control and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus in vulnerable low- and middle-income countries and the United States. A significant area of focus for our work in the US is accelerating and strengthening the technical and operational capacity of local public health departments to carry out impactful contact tracing to reduce the spread of infection and allow for the safe reopening of society as soon as possible.

The Role

We are seeking a Director, Contact Tracing Acceleration Initiative to provide overall leadership for rigorously designed and rapidly executed contact tracing efforts in the US. The Director will be responsible for strategic and thought leadership, partnership and implementation strategy development, program evaluation and learning, staff management, and representation. The Director will report to the COVID-19 Incident Manager.

Main responsibilities:

Required competencies and qualifications:

Duration: Six months, with the possibility of renewal. Starting immediately.

Level of Effort: Full-time, fixed term employment.

Location: Remote initially; preferably based in NYC area.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter including your consulting fee expectations to: Director. Given the urgent nature of responding to COVID-19, we will review applications as they come in and move quickly to selection, ideally by 15 May. Therefore, we urge applicants to submit their materials as soon as possible . Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deputy Director

COVID-19 US Contact Tracing Acceleration Initiative

Vital Strategies is a US-based international public health organization working in more than 70 countries to address important and challenging health issues. We develop and oversee programs to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality, providing expertise in project implementation and management, strategic communications, epidemiology and surveillance, and other core public health capacities.

Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative of Vital Strategies that since 2017 has been working closely with governments, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, academic and other partners in a number of countries to strengthen national capacity to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats. For more information about our Prevent Epidemics initiative, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org/ and https://preventepidemics.org/

Vital Strategies has formed a COVID-19 Incident Management System to control and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus in vulnerable low- and middle-income countries and the United States. A significant area of focus for our work in the US is accelerating and strengthening the technical and operational capacity of local public health departments to carry out impactful contact tracing to reduce the spread of infection and allow for the safe reopening of society as soon as possible.

The Role

We are seeking a Deputy Director for our US-based Contact Tracing Acceleration Initiative. The Deputy Director will oversee technical support provision and strategic grants support for operationalizing high-quality contact tracing. S/he will manage a team of five Senior Technical Advisors responsible for delivering technical mentorship and guidance for the implementation of large-scale contact tracing in the US. The Deputy Director will report to the Director of the Contact Tracing Acceleration Initiative.

Main responsibilities:

Competencies:

Duration: Six months, with the possibility of renewal. Starting immediately.

Level of Effort: Full-time, fixed term employment.

Location: Remote initially; preferably based in NYC area.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter including your consulting fee expectations to: Deputy Director. Given giving the urgent nature of responding to COVID-19, we will review applications as they come in and move quickly to selection, ideally by 15 May. Therefore, we urge applicants to submit their materials as soon as possible. Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Senior Evaluation Advisor

COVID-19 US Contact Tracing Acceleration Initiative

6 Months, Full-time Consultancy

Vital Strategies is a US-based international public health organization working in more than 70 countries to address important and challenging health issues. We develop and oversee programs to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality, providing expertise in project implementation and management, strategic communications, epidemiology and surveillance, and other core public health capacities.

Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative of Vital Strategies that since 2017 has been working closely with governments, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, academic and other partners in a number of countries to strengthen national capacity to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats. For more information about our Prevent Epidemics initiative, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org/ and https://preventepidemics.org/

Vital Strategies has formed a COVID-19 Incident Management System to control and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus in vulnerable low- and middle-income countries and the United States. A significant area of focus for our work in the US is accelerating and strengthening the technical and operational capacity of local public health departments to carry out impactful contact tracing to reduce the spread of infection and allow for the safe reopening of society as soon as possible.

The Role

We are seeking a Senior Evaluation Advisor to provide evaluation and measurement technical guidance and support for contact tracing efforts in the US. Under the supervision of the Contract Tracing Initiative’s Director and in collaboration with other technical staff, the Evaluation Technical Advisor will be responsible for supporting the development and roll out of an effective monitoring and evaluation framework for scaled execution of contact tracing efforts, overseeing data management processes and providing technical support to address monitoring and evaluation challenges and capacity gaps.

Main responsibilities:

Required competencies and qualifications:

Master’s degree or higher in public health and / or other relevant field with 10 or more years of experience

Ability to work in fast paced environment with multi-sectoral team and deliver against tight deadlines

Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Duration: Six months, with the possibility of renewal. Starting immediately.

Level of Effort: Full-time

Location: Remote initially; preferably based in assigned geographical area.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter including your consulting fee expectations to: Senior Evaluation Advisor. Given the urgent nature of responding to COVID-19, we will review applications as they come in and move quickly to selection, ideally by 15 May. Therefore, we urge applicants to submit their materials as soon as possible . Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Senior Technical Advisor

COVID-19 US Contact Tracing Acceleration Initiative

6 Months, Full-time Consultancy

Vital Strategies is a US-based international public health organization working in more than 70 countries to address important and challenging health issues. We develop and oversee programs to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality, providing expertise in project implementation and management, strategic communications, epidemiology and surveillance, and other core public health capacities.

Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative of Vital Strategies that since 2017 has been working closely with governments, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, academic and other partners in a number of countries to strengthen national capacity to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats. For more information about our Prevent Epidemics initiative, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org/ and https://preventepidemics.org/

Vital Strategies has formed a COVID-19 Incident Management System to control and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus in vulnerable low- and middle-income countries and the United States. A significant area of focus for our work in the US is accelerating and strengthening the technical and operational capacity of local public health departments to carry out impactful contact tracing to reduce the spread of infection and allow for the safe reopening of society as soon as possible.

The Role

We are seeking five Senior Technical Advisors to provide technical guidance and support to contact tracing strengthening efforts in the US. Under the supervision of the Contract Tracing Initiative’s Deputy Director and in collaboration with other technical staff, the Senior Technical Advisors will be responsible for ensuring technical and operational rigor in the planning and scaled execution of contact tracing efforts in their respective locales.

Main responsibilities:

Required competencies and qualifications:

Duration: Six months, with the possibility of renewal. Starting immediately.

Level of Effort: Full-time

Location: Remote initially; preferably based in assigned geographical area.

To Apply: : Please submit a resume and cover letter including your consulting fee expectations to: Senior Technical Advisor. Given giving the urgent nature of responding to COVID-19, we will review applications as they come in and move quickly to selection, ideally by 15 May. Therefore, we urge applicants to submit their materials as soon as possible. Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Media Consultant

COVID-19 US Contact Tracing Acceleration Initiative

6 Months, Full-time

Vital Strategies is a US-based international public health organization working in more than 70 countries to address important and challenging health issues. We develop and oversee programs to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality, providing expertise in project implementation and management, strategic communications, epidemiology and surveillance, and other core public health capacities.

Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative of Vital Strategies that since 2017 has been working closely with governments, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, academic and other partners in a number of countries to strengthen national capacity to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats. For more information about our Prevent Epidemics initiative, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org/ and https://preventepidemics.org/

Vital Strategies has formed a COVID-19 Incident Management System to control and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus in vulnerable low- and middle-income countries and the United States. A significant area of focus for our work in the US is accelerating and strengthening the technical and operational capacity of local public health departments to carry out impactful contact tracing to reduce the spread of infection and allow for the safe reopening of society as soon as possible.

The Role

We are seeking a Media Consultant to be part of small communications team supporting contact tracing strengthening efforts in five jurisdictions in the US. Under the supervision of the COVID Central Communications Director and with support from other key Vital Strategies / Resolve to Save Lives communications staff, the Media Consultant will contribute to delivering large-scale, strategic and impactful engagement with key media outlets. S/he will undertake a range of tasks to help raise the profile of the collaborative contact tracing initiative as an important program limiting the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Main responsibilities:

Required competencies and qualifications:

Duration: Six months, with the possibility of renewal. Starting immediately.

Level of Effort: Full-time

Location: Remote; preferably in US EDT time zone.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter including your consulting fee expectations to: Media Consultant. Given the urgent nature of responding to COVID-19, we will review applications as they come in and move quickly to selection, ideally by 15 May. Therefore, we urge applicants to submit their materials as soon as possible . Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Program Officer

COVID-19 US Contact Tracing Acceleration Initiative

6 Months, Full-time Consultancy

Vital Strategies is a US-based international public health organization working in more than 70 countries to address important and challenging health issues. We develop and oversee programs to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality, providing expertise in project implementation and management, strategic communications, epidemiology and surveillance, and other core public health capacities.

Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative of Vital Strategies that since 2017 has been working closely with governments, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, academic and other partners in a number of countries to strengthen national capacity to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats. For more information about our Prevent Epidemics initiative, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org/ and https://preventepidemics.org/

With financial support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Vital Strategies has formed a COVID-19 Incident Management System to control and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus in vulnerable low- and middle-income countries and the United States. A significant area of focus for our work in the US is accelerating and strengthening the technical and operational capacity of local public health departments to carry out impactful contact tracing to reduce the spread of infection and allow for the safe reopening of society as soon as possible.

The Role

We are seeking a Program Officer to provide program and administrative support to our contact tracing strengthening efforts in six pilot jurisdictions in the US. Under the supervision of the Contract Tracing Initiative Director and in collaboration with other key technical staff, the Program Officer will be responsible for coordinating internal and external partners, providing project management and implementation support, maintaining regular communications, developing monitoring systems, and tracking and reporting on program progress.

Main responsibilities:

Required competencies and qualifications:

Duration: Six months, with the possibility of renewal. Starting immediately.

Level of Effort: Full-time

Location: Remote; preferably in NYC area.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter including your consulting fee expectations to: Program Officer. Given the urgent nature of responding to COVID-19, we will review applications as they come in and move quickly to selection, ideally by 15 May. Therefore, we urge applicants to submit their materials as soon as possible . Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Community Engagement Consultant

COVID-19 US Contact Tracing Acceleration Initiative

Vital Strategies is a US-based international public health organization working in more than 70 countries to address important and challenging health issues. We develop and oversee programs to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality, providing expertise in project implementation and management, strategic communications, epidemiology and surveillance, and other core public health capacities.

Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative of Vital Strategies that since 2017 has been working closely with governments, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, academic and other partners in a number of countries to strengthen national capacity to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats. For more information about our Prevent Epidemics initiative, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org/ and https://preventepidemics.org/

Vital Strategies has formed a COVID-19 Incident Management System to control and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus in vulnerable low- and middle-income countries and the United States. A significant area of focus for our work in the US is accelerating and strengthening the technical and operational capacity of local public health departments to carry out impactful contact tracing to reduce the spread of infection and allow for the safe reopening of society as soon as possible.

The Role

We are seeking a Community Engagement Consultant to partner with local Departments of Health (DOH) in pilot jurisdictions in the US to establish and maintain strong relationships with community leaders, organizations and other stakeholders in communities vulnerable to COVID-19 to increase adoption of the contact tracing initiative. The Community Engagement Consultant will work with local leaders within communities vulnerable to COVID so that targeted messaging and practical solutions can be designed to enhance program adoption and reduce the spread of infection. The Consultant will report to a Communications lead within the Contact Tracing Acceleration Initiative.

Main responsibilities:

Required competencies and qualifications:

Duration: Six months, with the possibility of renewal. Starting immediately.

Level of Effort: Full-time, fixed term employment.

Location: Remote initially; preferably based in NYC area.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter including your consulting fee expectations to: Community Engagement Consultant. Given the urgent nature of responding to COVID-19, we will review applications as they come in and move quickly to selection, ideally by 15 May. Therefore, we urge applicants to submit their materials as soon as possible. Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Contract Tracing Communications Consultant

Contact Tracing Communications Consultant

COVID-19 US Contact Tracing Acceleration Initiative

6 Months, Full-time Consultancy

Vital Strategies is a US-based international public health organization working in more than 70 countries to address important and challenging health issues. We develop and oversee programs to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality, providing expertise in project implementation and management, strategic communications, epidemiology and surveillance, and other core public health capacities.

Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative of Vital Strategies that since 2017 has been working closely with governments, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, academic and other partners in a number of countries to strengthen national capacity to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats. For more information about our Prevent Epidemics initiative, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org/ and https://preventepidemics.org/

Vital Strategies has formed a COVID-19 Incident Management System to control and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus in vulnerable low- and middle-income countries and the United States. A significant area of focus for our work in the US is accelerating and strengthening the technical and operational capacity of local public health departments to carry out impactful contact tracing to reduce the spread of infection and allow for the safe reopening of society as soon as possible.

The Role

We are seeking a Contact Tracing Communications Consultant to be part of small US communications team supporting contact tracing strengthening efforts in five jurisdictions. Under the supervision of the Contract Tracing Initiative Director and with support from key Vital Strategies / Resolve to Save Lives communications staff, the Community Relations Consultant will work with media and community engagement specialists to ensure public understanding, appreciation and buy-in for contact tracing as a critical measure for stopping the spread the novel coronavirus.

Main responsibilities:

Required competencies and qualifications:

Duration: Six months, with the possibility of renewal. Starting immediately.

Level of Effort: Full-time

Location: Remote; preferably in NYC area.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter including your consulting fee expectations to: Contact Tracing Communications. Given the urgent nature of responding to COVID-19, we will review applications as they come in and move quickly to selection, ideally by 15 May. Therefore, we urge applicants to submit their materials as soon as possible. Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.