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.
Vital Strategies offers highly 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.
Vital Strategies is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Program Associate to support the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative’s Global Grants Program. The Global Grants Program launched in March 2019 to support low- and middle-income countries that are not part of the current Data for Health portfolio. The program provides funds to government and local experts, through a competitive process, to implement discrete projects which work to improve systems that collect, analyze and use data for public health decision-making.
The program is designed to follow the lead of the countries where we work, expand on lessons learned from previous data intelligence work, and promote regional collaboration among countries addressing similar issues, including the sharing of best practices and technical expertise.
The candidate or the Program Associate will primarily provide administrative support to the Global Grants team with ad hoc opportunities for exposure in the provision of technical support to Initiative partner’s and country teams . The Program Associate will report to the Senior Manager. The position is based in New York City. Applicants must possess valid work authorization to work in the U.S. at the time of hire.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Include but are not Limited to:
Other Program Activities:
Qualities and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferred.
3 years’ experience providing program support
Excellent organizational skills
Fluency in Spanish (written and spoken) to support Latin American region of work.
Excellent computer skills: proficient user of Microsoft Office suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); knowledge of Box file sharing and Airtable will be an advantage
Excellent interpersonal communication
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
Adaptability to a fast pace environment with a demonstrated ability to engage varying audiences of internal and external stakeholders
Experience working for a Not-for-Profit
Commitment to building strong public health systems
Fluency in English (written and spoken)