Systems and Project Management Intern | NTD-SC |Temporary

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Temporary Part-Time
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Task Force for Global Health
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Not Applicable
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The Task Force for Global Health is offering an internship opportunity to a currently enrolled graduate student.


TFGH Background:

  • The Task Force for Global Health (TFGH), based in Atlanta and 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.

Program Background:

  • The Neglected Tropical Disease Support Center (NTD-SC) is a program within the Task Force that supports operational research on shared issues confronting 5 diseases (lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, trachoma, soil transmitted helminths, schistosomiasis, and leprosy). The mission of the NTD-SC is to provide the technical assistance and problem-solving research necessary to ensure a strong scientific base for the massive global public health effort currently underway to eliminate these NTDs. The NTD-SC is also the secretariat for the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD).

Project Information:

  • NTD-SC project management systems and processes development. The NTD-SC currently manages 75 contracted research projects across over 30 countries using a complex system for monitoring and reporting the progress and outcomes of these studies. Integral to the NTD-SC’s work are the mechanisms used to ensure that contractual and financial obligations that support this research are met.

Interns will have an opportunity to:

  • Work as part of an ongoing Task Force program
  • Become exposed to pressing ethical issues in global health
  • Become familiar with working with coalitions and collaborative concepts
  • Work with a supervisor who is interested in mentoring

Activities and Opportunities:

  • Under the direction of a project manager intern will work to understand, document and improve NTD-SC’s project tracking and management systems and processes.
  • Primary responsibilities will include the following:
    • Support the NTD-SC systems and process development by:
      • Supporting the development of new project and activity tracking systems in Smartsheet
      • Updating and/or assisting in the development of project and activity workflows, SOPs, tools, and job aids
      • Assist in systems and process strengthening for areas with weak, or out-of-date systems or processes
    • Support the NTD-SC transition to a new Contract Management System (CMS) by:
      • Working with cross-functional teams to adapt existing NTD-SC processes and contract management tools to the new CobbleStone CMS currently being implemented across all TFGH programs
      • Assist in determining and mapping new processes required for NTD-SC CMS implementation
      • Assist in creating workflows, SOPs, tools, and job aids to facilitate NTD-SC rollout of new CMS
      • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Description:

  • Under direct supervision, performs a variety of tasks requiring limited independent judgment.
  • May research, compile and prepare routine or ad-hoc reports.
  • May research and maintain records, files and logs.
  • May initiate or maintain contact with partners or contractors and respond to, research and resolve inquiries of a routine nature.
  • May assist in developing, implementing and managing programs or projects.
  • May organize meetings or other venues and arrange for logistical needs such as set up, handouts, reports, speakers and clean up.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness of information and data
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with well-developed proficiency in MS Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to work independently as well as work in a fast-paced environment to achieve results.
  • Experience with Smartsheet
  • Proficiency in VBA and Macros for MS Excel desired, but not a required
  • Interest in systems development and project management
  • Demonstrated excellence in organization, writing, and project management
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills, especially in cross-cultural settings
  • Demonstrated ability to work within cross-functional teams
  • Interest in Global Health

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled as a graduate student in a college or university.


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