Associate Deputy Director, The Task Force For Global Heath

Associate Deputy Director, The Task Force For Global Heath

Job summary




  • Directs the planning, development and implementation of a large and complex program or of several smaller programs.
  • Monitors program budgets.
  • Implements short and long term goals and objectives.
  • Oversees related special projects.
  • May represent the program in various national and international settings.
  • Collaborates with and seeks the support of representatives from other organizations.
  • Establishes and administers policies and procedures.
  • Supervises staff.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.  




  • Works in partnership with the Director Polio Eradication Surge Capacity Support Program to provide management in all aspects of developing and meeting program’s mission and strategic objectives.
  • Coordinates with the Program Director to assure that financial and business goals are met.
  • In collaboration with the Program Director, executes the strategic and operational plan for the Polio Eradication Surge Capacity Support
  • Collects and analyzes program data to determine the effects and progress of current program efforts: analyzes new and critical problems; determines needs; identifies options and formulates strategies to improve the quality and effectiveness of the program and propose relevant changes in program direction; makes programmatic recommendations and suggestions based on the analysis of program data and programmatic objectives.
  • Serves as primary liaison with the Task Force Integrated Program Services and related management functions including Communications, HR, IT, Accounting, and Facilities.
  • Provides oversight and direction to the program operations including structuring and managing staff meetings and other staff events.
  • Participates fully as a member of the Task Force for Global Health Management Operations Committee (MOC).

Program Management

  • Implements management processes, procedures, and systems needed to assure activities operate smoothly.
  • Manages the overall continuous quality improvement of the program by working closely with the Director.
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework (process, procedures, systems, and tools) needed to assure proper implementation, monitoring and reporting of activities according to goals and objectives, and highest performance of staff and consultants.
  • Manages the implementation of strategic, comprehensive, and integrated communications plans.
  • Provides oversight for work in progress and completed to assure that Program Director’s instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines and quality have been met.
  • Monitors and reports on the status and progress of work.
  • Prepares reports of activities and meetings, and assures capture of work accomplishments and administrative information, as required.
  • Makes available policies, procedures and written instructions from the Program Director, the organization, and leadership; maintains current knowledge to answer questions from team members on procedures, policies, directives.
  • Estimates and reports to the team on progress in meeting established milestones and deadlines for completion of assignments, projects and tasks.
  • Successfully implements policies, and prepares reports, agendas, and other work products.
  • May represent the program on committees and at conferences and meetings.

Resource Management

  • Provides support and supervisory oversight to the program human resources on the field, including full-time staff, consultants, volunteers, and students and assures they receive the necessary support from the program and they meet their performance goals
  • Identifies critical gaps and needs for the support to field work, and reports to the Project Manager and Program Director for appropriate action to address them.
  • Coordinates efforts to build a roster of Polio Surge consultants
  • Coordinates Polio Surge internship program.
  • Provides input and guidance into the staffing process; actively participates in staff recruitment, development, and retention activities.
  • Maintains a tactical oversight of the financial resources, staff, contractors, and materials needed.
  • Manages program’s grants received and payable, including planning, administering, and monitoring budgets and spending, as well as preparing and reviewing technical and financial reports.
  • Allocates program’s resources and assigns specific roles across various programs.
  • Responsible for working with program funders and CVE Sr. Deputy Director to ensure adequate financial and narrative reporting. 


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



  • Bachelor's degree in public health, social sciences, public administration, business administration or a related field and five years of related experience which includes at least two years at a management level, OR equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.



  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, business administration, or related field.
  • 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.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 regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work.  Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.