Emory

Project Management Intern | NTD-SC

Job Number
56895
Job Type
Temporary Part-Time
Division
Affiliated Organizations
Department
Task Force for Global Health
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Admissions & Student Life
Location : Name
Task Force for Global Health
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location
US-GA-Decatur

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Description

The Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) supports operational research 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. The mission of the NTD-SC is to provide the technical assistance and problem-solving research necessary to ensure a strong scientific base for the massive global public health effort currently underway to eliminate NTDs.

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

Under the direction of the Project Manager, the student will:

  • Support the NTD-SC portfolio by:
    • Mapping processes by which support contracts are generated
    • Assisting in process improvement for areas with weak or undocumented processes
    • Support the development of new project management tracking systems in Smartsheet 
    • Creating job aids to facilitate roll-out of new project management systems
  • Support a multi-center, double-blind, randomized study, to compare the efficacy of doxycycline once daily for 6 weeks versus placebo in improving filarial lymphedema independent of active filarial infection by:
    • Support the establishment of a tracking system in Smartsheet to enable tracking of all components of the study   
    • Assisting the Project Manager in ensuring that contracts, agreements and timelines are adhered to
    • Tracking study milestones and documents via Smartsheet and improving study file structures
    • Reporting progress of study to Clinical Coordinating Committee
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Position is also open to REAL 2020 students

 

Minimum Qualifications:

A master’s degree or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

 

Prefered Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in MS Excel
  • Macro and BVA proficiency desired, but not a required   
  • Experience with Smartsheet
  • Interest in Systems Development and Project Management
  • Interest in Global Health 
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills, especially in cross-cultural settings
  • Demonstrated ability to work within cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to work independently and work in a fast-paced environment to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness of information and data.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organization, writing, and project management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Proficiency in MS Excel
  • Experience with Smartsheet
  • Interest in Project Management
  • Interest in Global Health and Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills, especially in cross-cultural settings
  • Demonstrated ability to work within cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to work independently and work in a fast-paced environment to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness of information and data.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organization, writing, and project management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

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