Lead, Network and Global Scientific Collaboration |TEPHINET

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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
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Business Operations
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Task Force for Global Health
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TFGH BACKGROUND: 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 principal mission of TEPHINET is to strengthen international public health capacity through initiating, supporting, and networking of field-based training programs that enhance competencies in applied epidemiology and public health practice. In addition to this mission, TEPHINET provides administrative and management support to many international public health projects, some of which are related to the field epidemiology training programs.



Serves as a leader of the Network and Global Scientific Collaboration team and maintains responsibility for advancing and expanding the program portfolio. Ensures organizational awareness of key developments and opportunities to increase program visibility and delivery of services to FETPs regionally and globally. Manages relationships with technical partners including arrangement of joint projects. Supports organizational initiatives to increase engagement and collaboration with regional networks. Provides day-to-day oversight of the Network and Global Scientific Collaboration team staff members.


Program Team Lead

  • Develops strategic vision and implementation plan for program area in collaboration with the Director of Strategic and Technical Initiatives.
  • Meets regularly with the program team to review all current projects and escalates issues to TEPHINET senior management as needed.
  • Manages evaluation of the program’s projects and monitors the attainment of goals and objectives.
  • Analyzes program resource needs across the team and reports to the Director of Strategic and Technical Initiatives on needs.
  • Troubleshoots and provides technical assistance to the program management team.
  • May manage some projects.



  • Works with the Director of Strategic and Technical Initiatives and other TEPHINET team leads to expand and strengthen the program’s technical capacity.
  • Works with the Director of Strategic and Technical Initiatives to proactively identify opportunities and synergies for cross-collaboration across focus areas to advance program and organizational strategic objectives.
  • Represents the program area and TEPHINET  in the relevant SLG working group to advance recommendations through a consensus building and collaborative approach in the best interests of the FETP Enterprise.
  • Supports organizational initiatives to increase engagement and collaboration with regional networks. Builds and nurtures relationships with relevant technical experts and funding partners by interacting through email, phone calls, meetings, and/or personal visits.
  • Identifies opportunities for collaboration and exchange of best practices with regional network scientific leads.
  • Creates agenda and facilitates internal program team meetings.
  • Designs and facilitates partners’ meetings.


Business Development

  • In collaboration with the Director of Strategic and Technical Initiatives, identifies potential funders and funding opportunities aligned with TEPHINET’s strategic goals.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Strategic and Technical Initiatives, explores and develops partnerships within the Task Force, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other members of the public health community that support the advancement of TEPHINET’s strategic goals.
  • Conceptualizes and drafts technical input to business development proposals.


Staff Management and Development

  • Trains and manages program staff including project managers, project coordinators, and program assistants. This includes assessing training needs and approving assignments to projects.
  • Provides input and guidance into the staffing process; actively participates in staff recruitment, development, and retention activities.


Budget Management

  • Works with financial management staff to provide accurate information for financial reports.
  • Ensures that program team information is up to date and accurate for budget review meetings.



  • Provides guidance and support to the Events Manager  who serves as the lead for TEPHINET conferences and events.
  • 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: 10-15% domestic and/or international travel is expected



  • Bachelor's degree AND seven years of project/program management experience and previous supervisory experience or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • Master’s degree is preferred.



  • Master’s degree in public health, field epidemiology, or related area.
  • Seven years’ experience specifically related to project/program management.
  • At least three years of supervisory/personnel management experience.
  • Strong professional oral and written communication skills; and the ability to interact with both internal staff and external customers.
  • Prior experience in donor and partner relations, particularly, experience working with the CDC.
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish or French a plus.
  • Previous experience working on international projects.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)


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 remote work status with notice to employee.

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