Program Officer - Overdose Prevention and Response Coordination
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 cardiovascular health, 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; Our overdose prevention program was our first initiative in the United States. Please visit our website at www.vitalstrategies.org to find out more about our work.
Vital Strategies offers highly competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. We welcome and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment.
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.
The Secondee shall conduct work as if the Secondee were a full-time employee of the Participating Agency and shall have the following duties:
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