Position Description

Senior Manager, Partnership for Healthy Cities
Location United States
Department Partnership for Healthy Cities
# of openings 1
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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.

Vital Strategies offers 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 qualified candidates for the position of Senior Manager - Partnership for Healthy Cities.

The Senior Manager – Partnership for Healthy Cities will be part of an initiative that is aimed at empowering city governments around the world to improve noncommunicable disease (NCD) and injury prevention through high-impact policy interventions. The Manager will be responsible for project managing select cities around the world, including managing key stakeholder relationships, facilitating and coordinating technical assistance, providing project management support, maintaining regular communications, monitoring, and reporting on progress.

Core responsibilities

  • Work closely with city government focal points to realize the successful implementation of the cities’ chosen intervention;

  • Develop, jointly with city focal points, project goals, budgets, timelines, and milestones;

  • Monitor cities’ progress toward milestones and objectives, and compile data and narrative accounts of accomplishments;

  • Coordinate and support technical assistance provided by Vital Strategies;

  • Develop mechanisms for transfer of funds, and manage direct procurement of goods and services;

  • Supervise city-based consultants, as necessary;

  • Lead stakeholder meetings and deliver presentations, as needed;

  • Conceptualize, lead and manage regional workshops;

  • Help gather information for potential publicity opportunities;

  • Respond to information and assistance requests from management and the donor;

  • Identify, surface, and troubleshoot bottlenecks and delays;

  • Assist with other Vital Strategies duties as specified by the Director and Deputy Director.

Qualities and Qualifications

  • Comprehensive project management skills, with the ability to make sound, informed judgments;

  • Graduate degree in public health, public policy, public administration, or a relevant field of study or equivalent experience/education with at least 8 years work experience in public policy or public health;

  • Understanding of public health and related policy interventions;

  • Strong understanding of municipal government structures and policymaking in relevant geographies;

  • Outstanding written and spoken communication skills in English. Knowledge of a second language preferred;

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external partners;

  • Willingness to travel in order to support on-site engagement in participating cities;

  • Willingness and ability to work across different time zones.

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