Director of Project Implementation COVID Vaccination Program Support, CVE, Decatur, United States 91 views

Director of Project Implementation COVID Vaccination Program Support | CVE

Job Number : 63889

Job Types : Regular Full-Time

Division : Affiliated Organizations

Department : Task Force for Global Health

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: : Not Applicable

Job Categories : Business Operations

Location : Name : Task Force for Global Health

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location : US-GA-Decatur

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The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its eight programs focus on building durable public health systems that serve all people. Focus areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. 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.

CENTER FOR VACCINE EQUITY (CVE)/COALITION BACKGROUND: The Center for Vaccine Equity (CVE) works to assure all people have equal access to life-saving vaccines by expanding availability, supporting vaccine impact studies, and building delivery systems that facilitate access in developing countries. CVE also serves as Secretariat for a number of global health partnerships that advance this mission. COVID-19 is a serious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, currently the cause of the ongoing pandemic. COVID-19 is potentially vaccine preventable, and several vaccines are in late stage of development. Under direction of the Program Director, oversee the “operational” components of the response, country engagement and progress, by supervising six (6) Epidemiologists that provide direct country support.


In collaboration with internal and external technical team members, the Director of Project Implementation will supervise the Associate Director (Technical Area Coordinator), Data Manager and oversee a contracted technical staff of six (6) epidemiologists providing technical and scientific support in the design and conduct of public health evaluations focused on assessing and building capacity for COVID-19 vaccination within 30 countries. In collaboration with partners, designing study protocols for multiple research projects.


Recruit and supervise an Associate Director (Technical Area Coordinator)

Recruit and supervise a Data Manager

Lead a team of six or more contracted field-based epidemiologists.

Provide technical advice and input to staff and extended project team.

Coordinate with program leadership and EPI program staff in country engagement process.

Coordinate closely with country influenza and EPI program staff and other partners to facilitate the accurate and efficient implementation of evaluations.

Monitors achievement of project goals through review of technical reports, site visits, and regular meetings with epidemiology team.

Lead analysis of data and communicate results to key partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, national programs, and other partners Coordinate preparation of technical content for reporting to CDC and other partners.

With partners and other program staff, develop statistical reports, publications, and presentations to disseminate the project results at scientific meetings, conferences, and in scientific journals.

Assist partners and program staff with planning, implementation, design and analyses.



disease control

executive orders

global health

health systems

health systems strengthening

human resources

neglected tropical diseases

project implementation

public administration

social sciences

tropical diseases

Explores and develops partnerships within the Task Force, the U.S. public health community, and within target countries that support the advancement of TEPHINET’s strategic goals.

Participate 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.

Perform related responsibilities as required

TRAVEL: 30-40% International travel


Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, public administration or a related field


Ten years of related experience which includes five years at a management level, or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.


Doctoral level degree with background in epidemiology, public health or related field.

Experience at the senior level with strategic planning, program development, program management for international health programs.

Ability to think conceptually, strategically, organizationally, and analytically and develop pragmatic solution to complex problems.

Experience working with public health professionals in developing countries.

Experience working with U.S. government agencies.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Excellent written and verbal English skills.

Fluency in Spanish or French.

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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