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, overdose prevention, environmental health, vital statistics systems building and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment research. Our programs are primarily concentrated in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific; the Overdose Prevention Program is our first initiative in the U.S. Please visit our website at www.vitalstrategies.org to find out more about our work.
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Title: Surveillance Coordinator
Contract Type: Consultant
Contract Duration: Through December 31, 2021
Start Date: December 15, 2020
Application Deadline: November 27, 2020
This is an initiative of the Public Health Programs of Bloomberg Philanthropies. It will support the city of Quito to effectively implement best-practice road safety activities, including running hard-hitting media campaigns to raise road user understanding of risk factors, training police in best practice enforcement, strengthening data systems and redesigning high-crash, high-fatality corridors and intersections. Vital Strategies is an implementing partner of the Initiative, responsible for the overall coordination of the program. The Road Safety Surveillance Coordinator, based in Quito, Ecuador, will be responsible to support the strengthening of road safety surveillance systems for the city of Quito, including improvements in data collection, analysis, linkage, reporting and use. The position will be embedded at the Quito Mobility Secretariat (AMT), with dual accountability to AMT and Vital Strategies.
Serve as liaison between initiative partners and governments, in particular:
Transport and mobility officials at different government levels
Police officials for all issues related to crash reporting and analysis
Medical examiner systems
Candidate background must include: