Short-Term Community Engagement 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.
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Title: Short-term Community Engagement Consultant
Contract Type: Consultant
Contract Duration: 1 September 2021 – 31 October 2022
Start Date: 1 September 2021
Application Deadline: 15 August 2021
The Research Division of Vital Strategies is seeking a part-time, short-term consultant to support community dissemination of results from the STREAM clinical trial. Results will be disseminated using country-targeted materials and plans at each STREAM site – Georgia, Moldova, Mongolia, Ethiopia, S. Africa, Uganda and India. Consultant will be required to work closely with the principal community engagement (CE) coordinator in Brazil, Vital Strategies and the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit at University College London. Preference will be given to applicants from one of the STREAM countries (Georgia, Moldova, Mongolia, Ethiopia, S. Africa, Uganda or India). Although workload will vary, it is expected that consultant would need to devote roughly 3 working days/week to the project.
In coordination with the principal CE coordinator and the VP, Vital Strategies Research Division:
Consultant background should include: