Project Manager| Polio Surge| Center for Vaccine Equity - Temporary

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Temporary 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 (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 de-livery systems that facilitate access in developing countries. CVE also serves as Secretariat for a number of global health partnerships that advance this mission.

Prrimary Responsibilities:

  • The Task Force for Global Health has established a Polio Eradication Surge Capacity Support Team to work closely with CDC and other GPEI partners in country to improve surveillance, lead preparedness, and coordinate outbreak response activities during outbreaks in high-risk countries.
  • The Project Manager will work directly with the Director, Polio Eradication Surge Capacity Program and the CDC Polio Outbreak Response Team Lead to ensure that the project is completed on time and within budget.
  • The Project Manager supports the Surge team (Sr. Epidemiologists, international and national consultants), the Director Polio Eradication Surge and CVE leadership in developing deliverables, establishing timelines and budgets, and managing project risk.
  • The Project Manager acts as a liaison to partner organizations with a high level of diplomacy and tact, facilitating communication between the project team and sponsor, assuring external stakeholders are engaged and informed of project status and activities as defined by the Director, Polio Eradication Surge, the CVE Director and the CDC Polio Outbreak Response Team Lead.
  • 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.
  • Provide support to Task Force Senior Epidemiologists in deployment
  • Coordinate travel arrangements
  • Provide and coordinate the necessary logistical support as needed
  • Process invoices in coordination with CVE financial analysts
  • In close coordination with Task Force Senior Epidemiologists, support the recruitment and the deployment of Task Force consultants in outbreak countries
  • Write ToRs and manage hiring of consultant as requested
  • Manage, monitor and coordinate workplans, budgets and expenditures
  • Ensure monthly action plans match up to actual activities 
  • Flag any operation and management issues for TFGH, CDC and GPEI teams to follow up on based on reports
  • Provide the necessary logistical support to outbreak response consultants, including working with the rental car companies to verify car usage
  • Process monthly invoices in coordination with CVE Financial Analyst
  • Support deployment of Field Epidemiology Training Program residents and graduates to regions of countries with ongoing outbreaks or at high risk of virus spread
  • Organize Task Force Polio Surge Team weekly check-in and write and disseminate meeting reports, and manage action items
  • Support the Director Polio Eradication Surge and CVE leadership in developing deliverables, establishing timelines and budgets, and managing project risk
  • Provide periodic analysis of the status of program activities to the Director Polio Eradication Surge, to the CVE Leadership and the CDC Polio Outbreak Response Team Lead
  • Serve as a liaison between the Task Force and the CDC's Polio Outbreak Response Team in compiling and submitting regular field technical and performance reports
  • Generate and disseminate project reports including meeting minutes, and status and progress updates, contribute to monthly, quarterly and annual reporting as needed
  • Perform other program responsibilities as required.


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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.


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.



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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