Project Team Lead | PHII

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Job Type
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, founded nearly 40 years ago to advance health equity, works with partners in more than 150 countries to eliminate diseases, ensure access to vaccines and essential medicines, and strengthen health systems to protect populations. Expertise includes neglected tropical diseases and other infectious diseases; vaccine safety, distribution and access; and health systems strengthening. For more information, visit www.taskforce.org.


The Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) 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.


Leads, manages and supervises a team of Business Analysts and Project Managers at the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII). Has overall responsibility for a specific IT area including leading specific IT projects and implementation of new versions of software, management of systems and coordination with other IT projects across the division. Is accountable for a specific product and technical environment. Advises management on issues within the specific area that impact the division and enterprise-wide IT services. Ensures compliance and uniform, transparent systems across the division and enterprise by working closely with other area managers and directors. Implements uniform administrative procedures and systems throughout a division. Hires, trains and supervises staff. Performs related responsibilities as required.


TRAVEL: 10-20% domestic and international travel is required.



  • As part of the Task Force for Global Health, leads, manages, and provides direct supervision for project teams that consist of informatics Analysts and Project Managers.
  • May also lead and manage matrix teams that include business analysts, Information Architects, and Data Analysts to complete quality deliverables within scope, on time, and within budget.
  • Ensures that project teams apply informatics standards and methodologies to complete project objectives.
  • Provides oversight to project teams providing public health agencies with recommendations on informatics strategy and technical solutions for electronic sharing of clinical and public health information.
  • Provides guidance to project teams to Identify relevant standards to support programmatic needs, including vocabulary and terminology standards, information content standards, information exchange standards, privacy and security standards, functional standards, and others as needed.
  • Provides support in identifying and managing risks to projects. Establishes collaborative relationships with clients, direct reports, project team and other staff.
  • Communicates project work and informatics issues through conference presentations, reports, and journal articles. Performs other related duties as required.
  • Implements uniform administrative procedures and systems across project team. Hires, trains and supervises staff.
  • In collaboration with the business unit director, sets strategy for assigned projects.
    Directs assigned projects.
  • Provides oversight to the matrixed and/or direct reporting project team.
  • Serves as main technica/tactical point of contact for the funding partner on assigned projects.
  • Acts as team leader and coordinate personnel and activities for multiple projects.
  • Responsible for learning about the customers, their mission, needs, general business processes, and
  • Train, supervise, and mentor Requirements Lab staff, specialists and/or contractors
  • Manage the evaluation of their assigned projects and monitor the attainment of goals and objectives
  • Develop/Implement Requirements Projects
  • Oversee project teams in translating public health program work activity using the CRDM and other
    appropriate methods to yield functional and technical requirement specifications needed to advance
    specific information domains of public health.
  • Conduct or guide training needed by subject matter experts to allow them to participate in PHII's
  • Collaborative Requirements Definition Methodology (CRDM) projects
  • Work with project participants and other stakeholders to define concepts and work in tandem with project
    managers assigned to each requirements projects.
  • Prepares for and facilitates current state analysis, future state design, requirements definition, and logical
    design sessions (trainings and workshops).
  • Work with project participants and other stakeholders to define concepts and work in tandem with project
    managers assigned to each requirements projects.
  • Develop requirements specifications using standard language and according to PHII's CRDM, standard
    templates, and international standards, such as ISO and TOGAF
  • Develop and oversee the creation of deliverables for the assigned projects
  • Researches vendor, products/features in health information systems
  • Attends conferences/meetings and reviews literature in order to stay abreast of current knowledge and
  • Prepares and delivers talks at meetings and conferences on public health informatics related topics
  • Manages personal activities and deliverables
  • 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 related responsibilities as required.


  • A bachelor's degree in informatics, business, engineering, science or related field and seven years of related IT experience including demonstrated technical expertise in specific IT areas, project management skills and lead/supervisory experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Extensive experience in the implementation and production support of an enterprise system.
  • A master's degree is preferred.



  • Master’s degree in public health related field.
  • Eight years of experience specifically related to the position including (at least three years) in public health informatics.
  • Five years of experience in public health program areas of immunization, surveillance, vital records or direct services and/or working with Electronic Health Record systems, and/or health data standards or equivalent combination of experience, education and training.
  • Demonstrated strong professional oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to interact with both internal staff and external clients with diplomacy and tact.
  • Experience working with a public health agency.
  • Previous experience with Immunization Information Systems / Immunization Registries
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and work-related priorities.
  • Experience with standards (HL7, LOINC, SNOWMED, ICD10).
  • Proven ability to implement projects.
  • Previous supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to lead or manage a team.

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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