Project Manager| PHII [Practice Support]

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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 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.


PHII BACKGROUND: 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.


The PHII Project Manager is assigned to PHII's projects that incorporate multiple activities or mini-projects. The project manager ensures that all of their assigned projects are completed on time and within budget, working with the Project Director to ensure the projects meets their goals. The Project Manager supports the senior executive team (Director, Deputy Director, and Business Unit Directors), Project Directors, and other team members in developing deliverables and sets an appropriate expectation level for these deliverables. They ensure external project participants (for example, grantees, partners, subject matter experts, and meeting participants) are engaged and are informed of the status and direction of project activities. The project manager may prepare financial and program reports as required by funding partners. They may assist in writing grants and in finding new funding opportunities. They may represent and promote their projects at various speaking engagements. The Project Manager ensures that the projects they manage are in compliance with federal and/or private foundation rules and regulations.



Project Implementation

  • Works with Project Director and project team to define scope of a project.
  • Documents project work plan/timeline, resources needs, resource expectations, key milestone dates, and tracks project process.
  • Creates status reports for distribution to project team, external customers, and for use in regular project status update meetings with Institute staff.
  • Updates activities and modifies deliverable dates as needed.


Resource Management

  • Creates contracts for consultants/contractors as needed in collaboration with the Project Director
  • Approves expense reports.
  • Manages detailed budget; includes working with Communications Manager(s) to budget for project-related communications activities.
  • Works with the financial management staff to provide information for financial reports.
  • Creates, submits, and processes invoices as needed.


Meeting Coordination

  • Fosters PHII project team communication – facilitates internal team conference calls/meetings, ensures meeting minutes are created, provides status reports, manages action item lists and issues lists, and tracks parking lot items.


Technical Fluency

  • Becomes familiar with assigned projects/ understands project scope and strategy
  • Attends conferences/meetings and reviews literature in order to stay abreast of current knowledge and issues


Risk Management and Mitigation

  • Proactively anticipates potential risks to the portfolio, communicates them to the team.
  • Working closely with the Project Director, devises mitigation strategies for project risks
  • Conducts project implementation reviews to determine whether the project is on track, as well as to clearly identify and trouble shoot problem areas.


OTHER RESPONSIBILITY: 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.


TRAVEL: 5-15%  domestic and 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 public health related field.
  • Seven years of experience specifically related to the position.
  • One (1) to two (2) years of experience in creating project plans and experience in all phases of the IT lifecycle.
  • Previous experience (at least 2-3 years) in public health, public health informatics or health IT.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and work-related priorities.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP certification) desired, but not required.



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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