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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Director of Project Implementation COVID Vaccination Program Support in Decatur, Georgia

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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.


  • Provides strategic leadership and technical direction for various aspects of a large and complex international program.

  • Responsible for overall management, technical development, implementation, personnel, budget and financial oversight of program.

  • Build partnerships and relationships, work with donors.

  • Directs the strategic planning, development, and operations of a large and complex program.

  • Plans, administers and monitors program budgets.

  • Develops short and long term goals and objectives.

  • Oversees related special projects.

  • May represent the program in various national and international settings.

  • May manage the solicitation of funding from foundation, corporate, individual and governmental donors. Collaborates with and seeks the support of representatives from other organizations.

  • Establishes and administers policies and procedures.

  • Supervises staff.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


Master's degree in public health, social sciences, public administration or a related field and ten years of related experience which includes five years at a management level, or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.

Primary Responsibilities:

In collaboration with internal and external technical team members, the Director of Project

Implementation will supervise the Associate Director (Technical Area Coordinator), Program

Assistant and oversee 6-12 contracted epidemiologists that provide technical and scientific

support in the design and conduct of public health evaluations focused on assessing and

building capacity for COVID-19 vaccination within 30 countries. In collaboration with partners,

designing study protocols for multiple research projects.

  • Recruit and supervise additional CoVIP field staff as program priorities are identifiedLead a large team of contracted field-based epidemiologists.

  • In doing so, provide day-to day technical and scientific guidance and monitor and evaluate their activities.

  • Provide technical advice and input to project team and other Task Force for GlobalHealth staff working on COVID-19 vaccination support.

  • Work closely with Director of Programs to coordinate technical and programmaticaspects of the program.

  • Work closely with the Lead for Monitoring and Evaluation to develop and oversee anactivity to evaluate program success.

  • Coordinate program activities with CDC collaborators, both at CDC headquarters and inCDC country offices.

  • Coordinate closely with partner country Ministry of Health staff and implementingpartners regarding program work to facilitate the accurate and efficient implementation ofevaluations

  • Monitors achievement of project goals through review of technical reports, site visits, andregular meetings with epidemiology team.

  • Communicate results to key partners, including the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, national programs, and other partners

  • Coordinate preparation of technical content for reporting to CDC and other partners.

  • With partners and other program staff, develop statistical reports, publications, andpresentations to disseminate the project results at scientific meetings, conferences, andin scientific journals, as appropriate.

  • Assist partners and program staff with planning, implementation, design and analyses asrequested.

  • Explores and develops partnerships within the Task Force, the U.S. public healthcommunity, and within target countries that support the advancement of TEPHINET’sstrategic goals.

  • Participate fully as a member of the Task Force for Global Health by contributing,assisting and participating in projects, activities and initiatives as requested bymanagement.

  • Perform related responsibilities as required


  • Doctoral level degree with background in epidemiology, public health or related field.

  • 5 years’ experience in strategic planning, program development, program management for international health programs at the senior level.

  • Experience in infectious disease epidemiology, such as COVID-19 and/or vaccinology

  • Ability to think conceptually, strategically, organizationally, and analytically and developpragmatic solution to complex problems.

  • Experience working with public health professionals in developing countries.

  • Experience working with U.S. government agencies.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Fluency in Spanish or French.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 85063

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Affiliated Organizations

Department Task Force for Global Health

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Decatur

Location : Name Task Force for Global Health