Last date to apply: 20th July 2024

Vital Strategies India Services Private Limited is a social enterprise focused on strengthening and revitalizing public health systems to address the leading causes of death, disease, and injury. We deploy our unique world-class technical expertise and global experience to design and support scalable solutions that can bridge the gap between public health needs and their solutions, focusing on rapid, large-scale impact. We leverage our core strengths in public health Intelligence to strengthen the collection and use of data for informed government action, strategic communication to build awareness and behavior change, Institutional strengthening, and Innovative financing. In addition to our topical areas of focus – noncommunicable diseases, environmental health and climate change, injury prevention, and social determinants of health we also prioritize work that aims to strengthen the fundamental, foundational dimensions of public health practice that enable governments to tackle and respond to any public health challenge. As we scale, we combine our local teams and expertise with Vital Strategies’ global infrastructure, knowledge management, and best practices. It allows us to innovate and to more efficiently structure high-value partnerships to expand our public health impact and to ensure our actions are locally relevant, effective, and enduring.

Job Purpose

Technical Advisor–Enforcement (TA-Enforcement) strengthens the execution and enforcement of tobacco control laws and improves compliance through targeted interventions. The role is crucial in ensuring that regulations are effectively employed and enforced through a combination of technical knowledge, policy expertise, and collaboration with enforcement teams and stakeholders.

All Vital Strategies India team members embody the organization’s values and are integral to promoting our brand, supporting our growth, and ensuring operational excellence.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Planning and supervision:
    • Manage enforcement projects, including identifying and assessing jurisdictions and partners, developing project plans, overseeing contracting procedures, monitoring project progress, and adjusting work plans.
    • Align and integrate Enforcement projects with other initiatives and ensure effective coordination among all relevant stakeholders.
    • Establish mechanisms for effective monitoring and reporting of projects with the respective district and local body authorities and partners.
    • Maintain frequent communication with partners and regularly visit to provide technical input, review activities, monitor performance, and evaluate projects.
    • Ensure high-quality surveys are conducted throughout the projects by supporting governments and partners in design, data collection, analysis, and reporting as needed.
    • Identify strengths, gaps, and recommendations for improvement in local enforcement systems based on previous interventions, situational assessments, and existing data.
    • Provide regular reports on the progress of projects, interventions, and outcomes as required.
  • Training:
    • Organize, coordinate, and deliver training/workshops, including technical training in the country and regionally, and participate as faculty in technical training. Ensure training material and database are kept up to date. Prepare training reports and evaluations in agreed format with adherence to deadlines.
    • Contribute to developing training solutions to build organizational knowledge.
  • Technical Assistance:
    • Provide technical assistance to the government for enforcement at national and sub-national levels, including developing state and district-level interventions.
    • Manage a central technical unit and resource center for enforcement support, including developing and disseminating model approaches, sample resources, case studies, training materials, and tools.
    • Develop and implement a quality assessment tool for enforcement.
    • Provide technical support to other stakeholders, including civil society, public health institutions, and media, as and when needed.  
    • Conduct research related to project activities and contribute to scientific publications at national and international levels.

  • Strategic Planning and development
    • Contribute to strategic planning for the initiative in the Southeast Asia region.
    • Provide inputs on relevant policy issues in the region.
  • Networking and Partnership:
    • Support an inter-sectoral coordination approach for the initiative by networking with key government, academia, and other sector officials.
    • Participate in relevant external meetings and conferences.
    • Perform other relevant duties aligned with the project objectives as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine. Master’s degree in Law, Social Work, or Public Health preferred.


  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of public health policy development.
  • Skilled in epidemiological research, both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Ability to manage and forge partnerships with a broad set of stakeholders.
  • Excellent English speaking, writing, and editing skills. Fluency in Hindi and other regional languages is a plus
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Efficient and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Skilled trainer with experience in developing and delivering training to professional audiences.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Knowledge of enforcement legislation and national and state–level policy landscape.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work flexibly with colleagues across time zones.
  • Job location – New Delhi

Additional Information:

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and do not discriminate based on characteristics such as race, color, age, religion or creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, marital status, or any other basis protected by country and local laws. 

We are proud of our commitment to a professional work environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.  Vital Strategies India will not tolerate its employees, volunteers, consultants, partners, or any other representative associated with the delivery of its work carrying out any form of sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, or sexual abuse and thoroughly vets all final candidates. 

The salary for this position is INR 22,40,000. To help you stay energized, engaged, and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits, including a strong retirement plan, flexible basket reimbursement option, comprehensive healthcare, and Paid Leaves so you can relax, recharge, and be there for the people you care about.

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8 years
Work Level
Employment Type
Full Time
INR 22,40,000/- per annum
Vital Strategies India Services Private Limited
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Health systems strengthening