Technical Advisor, Policy Development Program, Partnership for Healthy Cities
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. Please visit our website at www.vitalstrategies.org to find out more about our work.
Vital Strategies offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits . Vital welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment.
The Partnership for Healthy Cities (PHC) is a global network of 70 cities committed to saving lives by preventing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries. PHC is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, in collaboration with the World Health Organization. Vital Strategies is the implementing partner.
The majority of PHC city initiatives focus on project implementation (e.g., road design projects), enhancing enforcement activities for existing policies (e.g., smoke-free), or conducting surveillance. In contrast, few cities have initiated broader legal or regulatory policy efforts.
To increase the number of cities engaging in and achieving ambitious policy initiatives, and to build capacity for future policy initiatives, Vital Strategies will provide a new policy develop program for select cities enrolled in PHC: a “Policy Academy.”
This intensive, mentored process will engage and guide city government participants from 15 cities through the following steps over a two-year period:
While this project will be anchored within PHC, it is anticipated to have broader implications for Vital Strategies’ strategic interest in expanding urban health initiatives. This position will be supervised by the Director, PHC.
The Technical Advisor will manage all aspects of the Policy Academy with substantial input and guidance from the SVPs for Public Health Programs and Environmental Health; and in collaboration with colleagues from PHC and other colleagues from PAC, Environmental Health, and Public Health Programs.
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