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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Project Management Team Lead | TEPHINET in Decatur, Georgia


The Project Manager Team Lead functions as a senior project manager and project lead atThe Task Force for Global Health.


  • Trainsand provides mentorship and technical assistancetoproject managementstaff.

  • Workswith theprogram leadershipteam to formulateproject management policies and procedures.

  • Potentiallymanages someprojects.

  • Ensures that project management is practicedin a consistently high quality manner.

  • Ensures that projects are completed on timeand within budget.

  • Liaises with funding partner project officers.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • TheProjectLeadensures that allprojects managed byhis/herteamare completed on time,within budget,and that the projects meetstatedgoals.

  • The ProjectLeadserves as part of the TEPHINET leadership team andensuresthat TEPHINET senior management and external funding partner program officersare engaged and informed of status and direction of project activities.

  • S/hemay assist in writing grants.

  • TheProjectLeadmay represent and promote projects at various speaking engagements.

Staff Management and Development

Manages TEPHINET project management staff including project managers, project coordinators, andprogramassistants. This includesassessing training needs andapproving assignments to projects

Provides input and guidance into the staffing process; actively participates in staff recruitment, development, and retention activities.

Project Management Team Lead

Meets regularly with the project team to review all current projects and escalates issues to TEPHINETsenior managementas needed.

Designs and implements project management policies and procedures.

Trains incoming project managers.

Analyzes project management resource needs across the team and reportstoDirector and Deputy Directoron needs.

Standardizes project management approach and tools.

Troubleshoots and provides technical assistance to project management team.

May manage some projects.


Builds and nurtures relationships with consultants andfunding partnersby interacting through email, phone calls, meetings, and/or personal visits.

Creates agenda and facilitates internal project managementteammeetings.

Designs and facilitates partners’meetings.

Business Development

In collaboration with the Deputy Director, identifies potential funders and funding opportunities aligned with TEPHINET’s strategic goals.

In collaboration with the Deputy Director, explores and develops partnerships within the Task Force, Centers for Disease Control(CDC)and the public health community that support the advancement of TEPHINET’s strategic goals.

Leads continuing application development process for CDC agreements and other traditional partners, as needed.

Conceptualizes and drafts technical input to business development proposals.


Works with financial management staff to provide accurate information for financial reports.

Ensures that project team information is up to date and accurate for budget review meetings.


Providesguidance andsupport to EventsManager as project management lead for TEPHINET conferences and events.

Participates fully as a member of the Task Force forGlobal Healthby contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management.


10-15% domestic and/or international travelis expected


  • Bachelor's degreeand

  • Sevenyearsof project/program management experience with at least three of those years being supervisory experienceor equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

  • Master’s degree is preferred.


  • Master’s degree inpublic health, epidemiology, or related field.

  • Seven years’ experience specifically related to project/program management.

  • At least three years of supervisory/personnel managementexperience.

  • Strong professional oral and written communication skills; and the ability to interact with both internal staff and external customers.

  • Prior experience in donor and partner relations, particularly, experience working with the CDC.

  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills.

  • Previous experienceworking oninternational projects.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)

Additional Details

TFGH Background:

The Task Force for Global Health (TFGH) is an non-governmental organization affiliated with Emory University and located in Decatur, GA. TFGH and its programs work globally to eliminate diseases that have plagued humankind for centuries and build the systems necessary to protect the health of entire populations. In 2016, TFGH received the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize – the world’s largest award of its kind – in recognition of its contributions to alleviating human suffering.

TEPHINET Background:

The principal mission of TEPHINETis tostrengthen international public health capacity through initiating, supporting, and networking of field-based training programs that enhance competencies in applied epidemiology and public health practice. In addition to this mission, TEPHINET provides administrative and management support to many international public health projects, some of which are related to the field epidemiology training programs.

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Job Number 43218

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

Location : Name Task Force for Global Health