Sr. Business Analyst | PHII - CHAMPS

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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
Information Technology
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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 seventeen programs focus on building durable public health systems that serve all people. The Task Force consists of programs and focus areas that cover a range of global health issues including neglected tropical diseases, infectious diseases, vaccines, field epidemiology, public health informatics, health workforce development, and global health ethics. All our programs have an end goal in sight of eliminating diseases and protecting the health of populations. 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.


The Public Health Informatics Institute is a program of the Task Force for Global Health, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Our staff is comprised of professionals in the areas of public health, healthcare, information systems and communications—all well-versed in the current and emerging issues facing public health. PHII is known for its expertise as a neutral convener of public health professionals and their stakeholders, transforming health practitioners’ ability to apply information effectively in order to improve health outcomes worldwide. Since 1992, PHII has assisted public health organizations in defining and leveraging the power of information systems to meet public health needs. For more information, visit our website at www.phii.org.


The CHAMPS network uses innovative approaches to generate and share knowledge that improves understanding and prevention of child mortality. Using minimally invasive tissue sampling, histopathology, molecular and microbiologic diagnostics, clinical data abstraction, and verbal autopsies, CHAMPS’ global network identifies and analyzes specific causes of stillbirth and death in children under five and shares that data to drive life-saving interventions. The CHAMPS network is comprised of seven sites in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, with an eighth site anticipated in 2021. PHII is tasked with oversight of the informatics strategy and data management operations, assessing and managing multiple streams of data collected from the sites. For more information, visit the CHAMPS website at champshealth.org. 


TRAVEL: 10-20% domestic and international travel, fully remote candidates will be considered.



  • Leads efforts to ensure that information systems support enterprise mission and objectives.
  • Works closely with departmental customers and administration to conduct business analysis and identify business objectives and requirements.
  • Coordinates the development of technology plans and strategies.
  • Manages, from a client business perspective, related systems projects.
  • Ensures a high level of client satisfaction by monitoring the delivery of ongoing information systems to the enterprise.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.
  • Plans, conducts, and directs the analysis of business problems to be solved with automated systems.

  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

  • Partners with users to identify and evaluate systems and procedures which are cost effective and meet user requirements.


  • Responsible for learning about the customers, their mission, needs, general business processes, and cultures

  • Responsible for communicating, sharing, and transferring knowledge to colleagues and customers

  • Develops and provides effective informational and motivational presentations

  • Prepares for and facilitates current state analysis, future state design, requirements definition, and logical design sessions (trainings and workshops)

  • Builds consensus among global partners and collaborative participants

  • Develops and documents all project deliverables (e.g., context diagrams, task flow diagrams) using tools such as Visio and MS PowerPoint.

  • Documents group work for use in published materials

  • Researches vendor, products/features in health information systems

  • Manages personal activities and deliverables

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

  • Prepares and delivers talks at meetings and conferences on public health informatics related topics

  • May support project lead and coordinating activities for multiple projects


  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in informatics, business, engineering, science or related field or Master’s degree in public health related field
  • Eight years of experience specifically related to the position including (at least two years) in public health informatics.
  • Prior experience in designing and configuring survey forms for surveillance project data capture; experience with REDCap desired.
  • Prior experience creating data dictionaries and functional specifications for ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) platforms.
  • Experience in all phases of the IT lifecycle, including experience creating comprehensive requirements documentation and performing application acceptance testing.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and work-related priorities.
  • Demonstrated strong professional oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to interact with both internal staff and external domestic and global clients with diplomacy and tact.

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