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We currently have one open position for a Program Officer on our Cardiovascular Health team. Please read the details of the position and share it with potential candidates.

Program Officer, Cardiovascular Health

The Program Officer will support implementation of the Resolve to Save Lives cardiovascular health (CVH) initiative, with a focus on hypertension, and be part of a small New York City-based team.

About us

Vital Strategies is a US-based international public health organization working in more than 70 countries to address important and challenging health issues. We develop and oversee programs to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality, providing expertise in project implementation and management, strategic communications, epidemiology and surveillance, and other core public health capacities. Our programs include road safety, obesity prevention, tobacco control, and activities to strengthen public health data systems and the use of public health data to guide policy and decision-making. Activities are based in low and middle-income countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific.

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Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative that aims to save millions of lives by reducing preventable deaths from cardiovascular disease and to prevent infectious disease epidemics. Resolve to Save Lives is housed within Vital Strategies. Since September 2017, Resolve to Save Lives has been working closely with governments, the World Health Organization, academic and other civil society partners in a number of countries to build capacity for and implement a core package of interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease.

Resolve to Save Lives is seeking a Program Officer to support our global efforts to improve cardiovascular health.

Overall role

The Program Officer will support implementation of the Resolve to Save Lives cardiovascular health (CVH) initiative, with a focus on hypertension, and be part of a small New York City-based team. Responsibilities will include review of scientific research; development of technical materials; project and partner relations management; support to and reporting on the initiative’s activities in selected project countries. Hypertension control programming is being supported in India, China, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Turkey and the PAHO region. The Program Officer position will be assigned to a subset of these project countries and be expected to travel internationally.

Specific duties

The Program Officer will work under the guidance of and report to the Director, Global Hypertension Control Program. They will work collaboratively with other members of the CVH team as well as in-country and global implementing partners and with Resolve’s technical consultants. The incumbent will perform duties such as but not limited to the following:

Required qualifications

How to apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter, including your salary requirements, to Applications will be received until the position is filled. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Vital Strategies is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.