Project Manager | Safety Platform for Emergency Vaccines

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Regular Full-Time
Affiliated Organizations
Task Force for Global Health
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
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Task Force for Global Health
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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 are-as 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.


CENTER FOR VACCINE EQUITY (CVE)/COALITION BACKGROUND: 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. COVID-19 is a serious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, currently the cause of the ongoing pandemic. COVID-19 is potentially vaccine preventable, and several vaccines are in late stage of development.


Under the direction of the Safety Platform for Emergency Vaccines (SPEAC) Program Manager and Project Lead, the Project Manager supports the implementation of the Project per the Service Orders.





  • Serves as a liaison and key spokesperson to various committees and organizations.
  • Responds to inquiries and assists in promoting the program.
  • Assists strategy development and the management of daily operations. May collaborate with representatives from private, government, and international agencies. Designs new initiatives and writes publishable articles and papers.
  • May supervise staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Project Management and Reporting:

  • Provide project management support to the Center for Vaccine Equity’s vaccine safety project, Safety Platform for Emergency Vaccines (SPEAC)
  • Monitors and update the master project plan per reporting processes for review and on time delivery of project deliverables, including management of timeline risks.
  • Manage information and creation of monthly progress report for teleconference with funder.
  • Manage information and creation of budget period progress and financial reports.
  • Support the implementation of the DSMB training pilot and subsequent courses.


Information & Knowledge Management:

  • Plan, organize and facilitate logistics and programmatic requirements for meetings with Program Manager, Project Lead and funders, Executive Board, and scientific work groups.
  • Assists the Program Manager in ensuring to assure timely and accurate information, and work flow, between key constituencies (i.e. SPEAC team, work group leads, subcontractors, TFGH staff)
  • In consultation with Program Manager, manage content and facilitation of teleconferences/meetings for the Executive Board and Project Management Office including development of agenda, facilitation of discussion and definition of action steps.
  • Work with Program Manager and work package leads to facilitate editorial review of deliverables ensuring appropriate format, completeness and quality control.
  • Ensure that SPEAC content is accurate and up-to-date on the Brighton Collaboration website


Financial Management:

  • Draft, monitor and update contracts.
  • Review and process monthly invoices and travel expenses.
  • Track and monitor proposed changes to project plan, and financial implications.


Other Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Acts as a liaison to partner organizations and all project related personnel and affiliates, with a high level of diplomacy and tact.
  • Establishes and maintains regular collaborative contact with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participates in problem solving and resolution of operational issues.
  • Participate 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.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



15-20% domestic and/or international travel is required.



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



  • Master’s degree in a field related to the program
  • Experience in creating and managing project plans
  • Proficiency with SMARTSheet and Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills; high attention to detail and quality
  • Experience with healthcare delivery in the developing world preferred.
  • Proficiency in a second language
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Previous experience working on international projects


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 this status with notice to employee.

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