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Job Title: Director, Global Hypertension Control Program
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Organization: Vital Strategies
Posted: 10/30/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: New York,  NY    USA
Position Description: The Position: Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director, Global Hypertension Control Program to help lead our global efforts to improve cardiovascular health. This is a full-time position based in New York. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of the Cardiovascular Health Initiative, the Director, Global Hypertension Control Program, will oversee implementation of the Resolve to Save Lives Cardiovascular Health Initiative with a focus on global, large- scale hypertension management efforts. S/he will be part of a small New York City-based team. Responsibilities will include technical leadership, partnership and strategy development, program evaluation and learning, staff management, and representation. Resolve’s cardiovascular health programming and surveillance is underway in India, China and Thailand and will be initiated in partnership with national organizations in Ethiopia, Turkey, Vietnam, the Philippines, Bangladesh, and other countries in the coming year. The Director, Global Hypertension Control Program, is expected to travel internationally up to 30% of the time

Specific Duties: The Director, Global Hypertension Control Program, will have responsibilities such as but not limited to the following: • Provide technical oversight of the initiative’s hypertension treatment and management efforts, with an emphasis on treatment protocols, drug supply and devices, data collection and analysis, and training of implementing partners

• Coordinate with in-country partners to successfully implement hypertension treatment interventions in identified countries

• Develop and maintain effective partnerships with national and international organizations

• Provide strategic guidance to the Senior Vice President, Cardiovascular Health Initiative, regarding prioritization and implementation of key activities and approaches to overcome barriers

• Develop regular progress updates for the Senior Vice President, Cardiovascular Health Initiative on progress by country to inform quarterly progress reports for executive leadership and donors

• Mentor and manage a small team of technical and program staff and field staff and consultants to be successful in their roles

• Ensure the delivery of tailored, high-quality training of in-country and international partners on implementation of priority interventions

• Assist and, as appropriate, lead on evaluations of published data and programs in operation to continuously improve program effectiveness

• Contribute to refining the initiative’s strategy for hypertension management in low- and middle-income countries, as needed

• Represent the initiative in conferences and other convenings, as needed

Qualifications: Required Qualifications:

• An MD degree (or related degree in clinical medicine) with at least 5 years of experience in public health program implementation and management

• Master’s in public health or related degree is desired in addition to a clinical degree • Experience working on facilities- based health service delivery, with knowledge of drug protocols and drug supply, data collection and analysis, creating efficiencies, and enabling patient centered approaches to treatment access and adherence

• Experience working on hypertension / cardiovascular diseases is preferred, but not essential

• Experience working on systems to treat other chronic health conditions (such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, etc) or other non- acute conditions (such as tuberculosis) is a suitable alternative to experience related to hypertension / cardiovascular diseases

• Experience working in low- and middle-income settings or with underserved communities, ideally within the public sector

• Proven managerial skills, including organizing workflows, effective delegation and supervision, and supporting performance management of staff

• Clear, effective and efficient communication skills, both oral and written

• Exceptional organizational skills

• Demonstrated leadership skills

• Ability to work under pressure and deliver against tight deadlines

• Well-developed interpersonal skills and commitment to fostering harmonious and effective internal team work and partnerships across cultures

Organization Description: Vital Strategies, based in New York City, is an international public health organization. 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 specific 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 and cities in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Please visit our website at to find out more about our work.

Resolve to Save Lives is a groundbreaking 5-year 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, a global health organization that works in 60 countries to address the most challenging health issues to improve the quality of life for people around the world. To find out more, please visit

Closing Date: 1/30/2019
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Contact Name: Ioanna Trilivas,  Director, Global Hypertension Control Program
Contact Location: 100 Broadway
Fifth Floor
New York   NY  10006
United States
Contact Location: 100 Broadway
  Fifth Floor
  New York   NY  10006
  United States
Contact Phone: 6468776712 
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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.

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