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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Project Manager | CVE Polio Surge in Decatur, Georgia

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The Task Force for Global Health (TFGH) is a 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.


The Center for Vaccine Equity (CVE) works to assure all people have equal access to life-saving vaccines by expanding availability, supporting vaccine impact studies, and building delivery systems that facilitate access in developing countries. CVE also serves as Secretariat for a number of global health partnerships that advance this mission.


Coordinates the planning and implementations of the operations of a large and complex public health program. Monitor program resources: budget, human resources and logistics. Implements short and long term program operational goals and objectives. May represent the program in various national and international settings. Collaborates with and seeks the support of representatives from other partners. Administers program policies and procedures for operations. Performs project management related responsibilities as required.


  • Directs the planning, development, and operations of a program with the Task Force for Global Health.

  • Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies.

  • Plans, executes, and monitors program budgets, including approval of expenditures; prepares annual financial and program reports to external parties with interests in the program.

  • May engage in fundraising initiatives on behalf of the program.

  • Ensures that the program is in compliance with federal and international laws and regulations.

  • Oversees program communications, including development of communications strategies, development of key program messages, production of print and electronic materials, and reputation management.

  • Represents the program in various national and international fora, and actively engages with representatives from other NGO's for purposes of conducting research and designing new initiatives.

  • May supervise program staff. Performs other related duties as required.



  • Supports the Program Director in providing management of resources to meet the program mission and strategic objectives.

  • Coordinates with the Program Director to assure that staffing, financial and business goals are met.

  • Executes, in collaboration with the Program Director, the program operational plan.

  • Implements program management process, procedures, and systems needed to assure activities at all levels operate smoothly: recruitments of staff and consultants, deployments of field team, monthly invoice management and consultancy fees payments, provision of the necessary logistics to the filed team for their assignments.

  • Serves as primary liaison with the CVE deputy Director, TFGH finance and operations, for budget implementation, travels arrangements, consultancy fees/invoice payments, monitoring of program expenses.

  • Coordinates with the program’s Monitoring and Evaluation officer, to ensure that the program operations are completed on time and within budget.

  • Participates in problem solving and the resolution of operational issues.

  • The expected outcome will be to ensure continuity in the implementation and monitoring of country-level outbreak and surveillance plans.

  • Performs other responsibilities as required.

Project implementation

  • Provides periodic analysis of the status of program operations to the Director Polio Eradication Surge Program, to the CVE Director and the CDC Polio Outbreak Response Team Lead.

  • Provides the necessary program support to the outbreak response surge and contractors in countries.

  • Manages and monitor travel budget expenditures for Sr. Epidemiologists (staff and consultants) and national consultants for outbreak response.

  • Coordinates with CDC (Polio Eradication Branch and CDC country offices), and GPEI partner field offices the deployment of outbreak response staff and consultants.

Resources management

  • Assists the Director Polio Eradication Surge Program in the development of budgets.

  • Coordinates the developments and amendments of contracts.

  • Reviews and approves contractor invoices and expense reports.

  • Creates, submits, and processes invoices as needed.

  • Monitosr program expenses.

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

Staff Development

  • Attends conferences/meetings and reviews literature in order to stay abreast of current knowledge and issues.


  • Participates fully as a member of the Task Force for Global Health and the Center for Vaccine Equity by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management.


  • 30% domestic and international


  • Bachelor's degree in field related to specific program as indicated and six years program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • Master’s degree in Program Management related field.

  • Six years’ experience specifically related to the position.

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and work-related priorities.

  • Experience with healthcare delivery.

  • Experience in creating and managing project plans.

  • Demonstrated project management experience including development and integration of work plans.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

  • Proven ability to manage and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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 97033

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