Project Manager | Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center| Temporary

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Job Type
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
Location : Name
Task Force for Global Health
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Job Descritption:

  • 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.


Primary Duties:

  • The Project Manager in the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) supports operational research for
    the development and implementation of the complex, multi-institutional operational research (OR) program on
    shared issues confronting 5 diseases using funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and U.S Agency for
    International Development (USAID).
  • In this role, the Project Manager en-sures that all their assigned projects are completed on time, within budget and the project meet their goals.
  • The Project Manager ensures external project participants (for example, Internal and External Cli-ents: Project Leads, Principal Investigators, Institutions/Ministry of Health of endemic countries, consult-ants, partners, funders, pharmaceutical partners, other NTD organizations,subject matter experts, and meeting participants) are engaged and are informed of status and direction of project activities.
  • The Pro-ject Manager will ensure smooth day-to-day operations of the NTD-SC projects and will play a vital role supporting our collaborative work by maintaining frequent contact with partners regarding deliverable, milestones, contracts and finances.
  • The Project Manager may represent and promote their projects at various speaking engagements.
  • Project Implementation works with the Directors and Project Leads to define scope of a project, coordinate and carry our programmatic activities related to Operational Research program and events associated with the NTDSC.
  • Establishes priorities, develops work plans, tracks and reports progress based on knowledge of program needs and direction; meets associated deadlines
  • Assists in the management, tracking and updates of current Operational Research portfolio
  • Provides project management support to the Operational team and others using the project management tool
  • Documents project work plan/timeline, resources needs, resource expectations, key milestone dates and tracks project process
  • Ensures the NTDSC projects are driven to meet the contract deliverables and grant milestones, program related documents are up to date, well organized, easily accessible to colleagues, and properly safeguarded against loss or misuse within the NTDSC repository and project manage-ment tool.
  • Updates NTDSC “deliverables” database to accurately record major program deliverables that will facilitate reporting to support internal and external partners (i.e. NTDSC Team members, grantees, donors and others).
  • Creates status reports for distribution to project team and external partners
  • Updates activities and modifies deliverable dates as needed
  • Participates in the resolution of project management related issues

Resource Management:

  • Creates contracts for projects & consultants as needed
  • Identifies subcontractors in countries and provides guidance on reporting, payment and the im-plementation of activities
  • Approves expense reports and manages detailed budget
  • Works with the financial management staff to provide information for financial reports.
  • Creates, submits, and processes invoices
  • Helps ensure adherence to operational, administrative standards operating procedures


  • Meets regularly with the project team to review all current projects and escalates issues to su-pervisor as needed
    Builds and nurtures relationships with consultants and external partners by interacting through email, phone calls, meetings, and/or in-person visits
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness and adaptability when working with operations, research, and finance teams
  • Corresponds with external colleagues, collaborators and stakeholders
  • Facilitates communications, organization and delivers operational excellence

Staff Development:

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


Other Responsibilities:

  • Participates fully as a member of the Task Force for Global Health and NTDSC by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management
  • Represent the secretariat in different activities like conferences, meetings, contact with donor or activities
    assigned by the supervisor
  • Acts as a liaison to global partner organizations and all project related personnel and affiliates, with a high level of diplomacy and tact
  • Participates in problem solving and resolution of operational issues


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.


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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