Senior Technical Advisor, Data Impact Program
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, environmental health, vital statistics systems building and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis treatment research. Our programs are concentrated in low- and middle-income countries and cities in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Please visit our website at www.vitalstrategies.org to find out more about our work.
This role can be based in a United States location proximal to New York City, Paris, Canada, or any country located in Francophone Africa where Vital currently operates.
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. Based on the geographic location a competetive localized salary will be offered.
Data Impact Program, Data for Health Initiative:
The Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative aims to enhance public health data collection and use in low- and middle-income countries. Under this Initiative, Vital Strategies, in partnership with other global public health organizations, is implementing a multi-year program to provide support to numerous countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific in improving public health data systems, such as civil registration and vital statistics and cancer registries, and enhancing the use of data for decision making.
As part of the Data for Health Initiative, the Data Impact Program (DIP) provides technical assistance to government public health agencies and national statistics institutes to support capacity development in the domain of data use, i.e., analysis, presentation, dissemination and translation of data into policy. The Program’s objective is to help governments systematically strengthen the use of data in policy development and other key decision areas – to prevent data that has been collected from being “left on the shelf” (or on a computer). In each country, a specific activity plan is determined collaboratively with government partners, reflecting government priorities and requested areas of support.
Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Technical Advisor (STA) to lead technical assistance provision in up to three Francophone countries including planning and implementation of work plans, and managing in-country project staff. Under guidance and supervision of the Program Director, the STA will participate in the development of technical content to support best practices in data analysis, synthesis, presentation and dissemination of data for decision-making and provide technical assistance to national ministries of health and other key stakeholders. The STA will communicate frequently with government and other stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as a senior technical lead; provide direct technical assistance to government partners and develop global technical assistance strategies and products. With guidance from the Program Director, the STA will:
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Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Individual may be required to walk to and from various locations. Required to carry a laptop and files. Travel internationally up to 30% (once safe to travel).