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Program Officer, Nutrition

Posted: August 18, 2021

Resolve to Save Lives

Vital Strategies is a US-based international public health organization working in more than 70 countries to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality.


Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative of Vital Strategies that, since September 2017, has worked closely with governments, the World Health Organization, academic and other civil society partners in low and middle-income countries to build capacity for and implement a core package of interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease. For more information about our work, visit Resolve and LINKS.

Overall Role:

The Program Officer, Nutrition will support implementation of the Resolve to Save Lives Cardiovascular Health (CVH) initiative, with a focus on nutrition policy, surveillance and reducing sodium consumption as well as supporting the LINKS program. The LINKS program is an on-line platform for resource sharing, networking and dissemination, grantmaking and implementation of high impact strategies to reduce cardioavascular disease through hypertension control, sodium reduction, and the elimination of artificial trans fat. This role will focus on providing support to our portfolio of projects aimed to reduce salt intake worldwide, including front of pack labeling, marketing restrictions for unhealthy foods, setting of salt targets for packaged food, healthy public food procurement, and promotion of low sodium salts.

This is a full-time position currently based remotely with the incumbent being expected to regularly attend meetings in NYC starting in January 2022.

Specific Duties:

The Program Officer, Nutrition, will work under the guidance of and report to the Technical Advisor, Sodium and Surveillance.

Qualifications:

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