Project Manager Temporary

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Temporary Full-Time
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Task Force for Global Health
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Not Applicable
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Business Operations
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Task Force for Global Health
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Task Force For Global Health Background: The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its eight programs focus on building robust public health systems that serve all people. Program areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. The Task Force for Global Health was recognized for its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering with the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the world's largest award of its kind. The Task Force is ranked among the largest nonprofits in the United States due to in-kind contributions of medicines and vaccines from major pharmaceutical companies valued at billions of dollars annually.


Health Campaign Effectiveness Background: Large-scale health campaigns that address specific diseases, risk factors, or prevention strategies have had enormous, positive impacts on global health. However, there are several significant problems inherent in the current approach to health campaigns that markedly limit both the near-term effectiveness and the long-term sustainability of such campaigns. These problems relate to shared learning and best practices across campaigns; the potential for shared planning, inputs, and infrastructure for campaigns; and campaign coordination with routine health systems. The Task Force for Global Health (Task Force), in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has created the Health Campaign Effectiveness Program to develop and facilitate an action-oriented learning/systems change coalition comprising leaders from across several large-scale health campaign domains such as malaria, neglected tropical diseases, immunization, polio, vitamin A, etc. The coalition, supported by the Task Force and Foundation partners, will work to identify, validate and promote the adoption of promising practices across campaigns; identify and foster opportunities for shared planning, inputs, and infrastructure among campaigns; and develop guiding principles and other tools to promote and improve coordination between health campaigns and routine health systems.


Job Description:

  • 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. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Health Campaign Effectiveness Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that all activities within the Program are completed.
  • This includes activities within the coalition, operational/implementation research activities, partner organization collaborations, and broader community stakeholder involvement.
  • The Project Manager develops and maintains detailed project plans for all aspects of the Program.
  • The Project Manager is also responsible for managing the Program budget, including providing budget reports to the Director and funders.
  • The Project Manager supports the Director, Implementation Research Manager, and the Coalition Manager in developing deliverables, and sets an appropriate expectation level for these deliverables.
  • The Project Manager ensures the donors and partners of the Program are engaged and informed of status and direction of project activities.
  • Project Implementation
    • Works with the Director to define scope of a project milestones/deliverables.
    • Documents project work plan/timeline, resources needs, resource expectations, key milestone dates and tracks project process.
  • Develops/maintains high-quality project monitoring system.
    • Creates status reports for distribution to project team, donors, external customers, and for use in regular project status update meetings with Program leadership and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
    • Updates activities and modifies deliverable dates as needed.
  • Works with Communications and the Coalition Manager to execute a partnership communications strategy and knowledge management/learning platform.
  • Leads the management of request for proposals (RFP) cycles to solicit proposals and fund research projects.
  • Resource Management
    • Creates contracts for consultants and sub-awardees as needed in collaboration with the Program team.
    • Manages detailed budget.
    • Creates, submits, and processes invoices as needed.
    • Creates, approves and maintains expense and financial reports.
  • Meeting Coordination
    • Facilitates internal and external team conference calls/meetings, ensures meeting minutes are created, provides status reports, manages action item lists and issues lists, and tracks parking lot items.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Participates fully as a member of the Task Force for Global Health by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management.
  • Represent the Program in different activities like meetings, contact with stakeholders, or activities assigned by the supervisor.

Prefered Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public health or public/business administration related field.
  • Seven years’ experience specifically related to the position.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, work-related priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated project management experience including creating project plans, managing budgets and integration of work plans.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management, budgeting and presentation software.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in business administration or other related field.
  • Five years of experience with an emphasis on project management and finance/budget analysis.
  • Expertise in use of office technology, including the MicroSoft Suite (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint); Internet; and e-mail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team-based environment.

 The Task Force hires staff through the Emory University Human Resources office. Want to learn more about The Task Force for Global Health, visit our TFGH Video Gallery

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