Emory University NTD-SC Project Coordinator in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



981485:Task Force for Global Health

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION: Manages a project. Coordinates the strategic planning process and monitors progress toward achieving project goals. Assists in developing, administering and monitoring project related budgets. Coordinates logistical arrangements for related conferences, conventions or meetings. May assist in identifying funding resources and in developing funding strategies and initiatives. Develops and generates various operational and statistical reports. Represents and promotes the project at various speaking engagements. May write grants, reports, briefings, newsletters, promotional or other written material related to the project. Performs related responsibilities as required.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of related project management experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training.

Operating Unit/Division:

The Task Force for Global Health

Job Title:

NTD-SC Project Coordinator

This position involves::

Not Applicable

Preferred Qualifications:

● Proficiency with Smartsheet Project Management Tool.

● Prior experience working in an international organization.

● Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently or as part of a team.

● Able to follow established business processes to ensure efficient completion of work.

● Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, Google Drive, and Gmail.

● Prior domestic and international meeting logistics experience.

● Demonstrated ability to manage time and prioritize tasks to ensure completion by deadlines.

● Excellent written and verbal communication in English.

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Additional Job Details:

BACKGROUND: The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its eight programs focus on building durable public health systems that serve all people. Focus areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. The Task Force received the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize–the world's largest award of its kind–in recognition of its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering.

Neglected Tropical Disease Support Center

Based at the Task Force for Global Health in Decatur, GA, and affiliated with Emory University, the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) aims to optimize operational research to eliminate neglected tropical diseases which threaten the lives and well-being of millions of people in some of the world’s most marginalized communities. This work, conducted in close coordination with partners, addresses challenges facing each phase of the programs targeting the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): effectively scaling up to reach those at risk, successfully scaling down when their goals are reached, and finally sustaining the reductions achieved in disease prevalence.


The Project Coordinator in the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) supports operational research for the development and implementation of the complex, multi-institutional Operational Research (OR) program on shared issues confronting 5 diseases. This work received financial support from the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD), which is funded at The Task Force for Global Health by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Neglected Tropical Diseases Program. In this role, the Project Coordinator ensures that all their assigned projects are completed on time, meet their goals, and within budget. The Project Coordinator ensures project participants (for example, internal and external clients: Research Leads, Finance Leads, Principal Investigators, Institutions/Ministries of Health of endemic countries, consultants, partners, funders, pharmaceutical partners, other NTD organizations, subject matter experts, and meeting participants) are engaged and are informed of status and direction of project activities. The Project Coordinator will ensure smooth day-to-day management of the NTD-SC projects and will play a vital role supporting collaborative work by maintaining frequent contact with partners regarding deliverables, milestones, contracts and finances. The Project Coordinator may represent and promote their projects at various speaking engagements.

Project Implementation

● Works with the Directors and Research Leads to define scope of a project, coordinate and carry out programmatic activities related to Operational Research programs and events associated with the NTD-SC.

● Assists in the management, tracking and updates of current Operational Research portfolio.

● Provides project management support to the NTD-SC team and others using the project management tool Smartsheet.

Resource Management

● Provides the Finance Leads with the necessary details for project contracts and consultants as needed. Identifies subcontractors in countries and provides guidance on reporting, payment and the implementation of activities.

● Works with partners to develop project budgets according to the NTD-SC template.

● Works with the financial management staff to provide information for financial reports.

Resource Management

● Provides the Finance Leads with the necessary details for project contracts and consultants as needed. Identifies subcontractors in countries and provides guidance on reporting, payment and the implementation of activities.

TRAVEL: Less than 10% domestic and international travel.