Project Manager | Temporary | Task force for Global Health - Informatics

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Temporary 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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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 (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.

Specific Job Description:

  • 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.

General Job Description:

  • As part of the management team, collaborates with senior divisional leadership to manage and execute special projects and to provide business support related to external relations; budget and finance; human resources; and operations.
  • Key Responsibilities:
    • Attends meetings with divisional executive leadership, develops and manages work plans, and ensures or facilitates appropriate follow up. Drafts key communications such as articles, presentations, reports, and policies.
    • Researches strategic intent of, develops agendas for, and prepares materials or presentations for meetings
    • Conducts complex projects requiring comprehensive research and data analysis.
    • Collaborates with others to facilitate projects and ensure timelines and action plans are accomplished.
    • Provides leadership to project team members and ensures integration of relevant business processes.
    • Prepares and assists in budget analyses.
    • Participates in long-range financial planning, trending, and budgeting.
    • Ensures the integrity and accuracy of financial information and reporting.
    • Analyzes data and reports, identifies and summarizes trends, develops executive summaries.
    • Represents divisional executive leadership at meetings.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public health related field.
  • Seven years of experience specifically related to the position.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and work-related priorities.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP certification) desired, but not required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in business administration or other related field.
  • Five years of experience with an emphasis on project management and finance/budget analysis.
  • Expertise in use of office technology, including the MicroSoft Suite (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint); Internet; and e-mail .
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team-based environment.

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