Rapid Mortality Surveillance Epidemiology Consultant
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.
Terms of Reference:
Title: Rapid Mortality Surveillance Epidemiology Consultant
Contract Duration: 4-6 months
Start Date: April 19, 2021
Application deadline: April 9, 2021
In March 2020, Vital Strategies, led by Resolve to Save Lives, formed a COVID-19 Incident Management System to control and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus in vulnerable low- and middle-income countries and the United States. As part of these efforts, the Data for Health Initiative worked with over 10 countries to implement rapid mortality surveillance to gain insights into the impact of COVID-19 in their population.
The Epidemiology Consultant will work with the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative team to develop global resources and to provide country-level technical guidance in the analysis, interpretation and use of excess mortality analysis.
This is a consultant position with an anticipated level of effort of up to 36 days total over a 4-6 month period, maximum.