Senior Technical Project Manager

Job Number
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
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
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.




  • Oversees technical initiatives with cross-departmental or enterprise-wide applicability.
  • Works with customers to understand their requirements.
  • Proposes technical solutions, gathers information for estimates, manages vendor relations, and coordinates project from proposal stage through installation.
  • Assumes responsibility for success of specific technology deployment at Emory.




  • The PHII Senior Technical Project Manager is assigned to PHII's projects that require knowledge of information technology implementation or development.
  • The Sr. Technical 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 Sr. Technical 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 Sr. Technical 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 Sr. Technical Project Manager ensures that the projects they manage are in compliance with federal and/or private foundation rules and regulations.
  • The Sr. Technical Project Manager may provide project management related training.


Information Technology Project Management


  • Applies industry-accepted methodologies (i.e., Project Management Institute [PMI]) to ensure adherence to project management standards and requirements and to provide stakeholders with continual reports on project progress and performance:
  • Manages the Project Management Life Cycle from beginning to end and establishes cohesion for achieving multi-disciplinary stakeholder and project team buy-in.
  • Knowledge of SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle), agile and/or rational unified process development methodologies, user Stories and managing iteration cycles and monitoring development velocity.
  • Creates project charters and analyzes business cases to validate and clarify issues, justify use of project resources and to anticipate risks.
  • Meets with stakeholders to validate IT business cases and to gather facts for establishing and gaining agreement on project charters.
  • Conducts bid sessions and/or vendor RFP efforts to select and manage suppliers and supplier payments.
  • Observes project team dynamics to ensure effective team member synergies and to resolve issues.


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 troubleshoot problem areas.


Staff Training and Development


  • Works with PHII Leadership and Operations team to standardize project management approach and tools across PHII.
  • Assists with training of incoming project managers.
  • Identifies PM-related training needs
  • May lead training sessions for the PHII Project Management Community of Practice





  • 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 Task Force management




  • 10-15% domestic and/or international travel is required.




  • Eight years of project management experience supporting the software development life cycle, or business analyst experience OR a bachelor's degree and six years of experience in implementing technical requirements to support business applications.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP certification) required (or will attain within 12 months of hire/reclassification).





  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Prior project management experience with custom software application development and product maintenance.
  • Master’s degree in business or public health related field.
  • Seven years of experience specifically related to the position.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple complex projects and work-related priorities.
  • Experience in creating project plans and experience in all phases of the IT lifecycle.
  • Previous experience (at least two to three years) in public health informatics.


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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