Program Associate (NGO)

Program Associate (NGO)

Job summary


The Task Force for Global Heath began its work serving as Secretariat for a coalition of several multilateral organizations, achieving tremendous success in promoting immunization and other child survival activities. The Center for Vaccine Equity was founded to build on the Task Force’s experience in immunization and drug donation programs. Working through collaborative partnerships with critical stakeholders and partner organizations, the Center is focused on guiding the development of innovative vaccine procurement and delivery programs. TFGH BACKGROUND:


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 are-as 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 the direction of the Project Manager, the Program Associate provide technical and administrative support to a team of fourteen (14) members comprised of technical and project management staff. JOB DESCRIPTION:


  • Primary duty is organizing, coordinating, and planning operational facets of a global program and its related activities which include, but are not limited to the following:
  • researching factors that may impact the success of the program, and working with individuals or groups to research and document program requirements in order to provide appropriate input.
  • Monitors and reports progress of objectives and goals of the program.
  • Develops promotional materials/venues, manages relational databases, and establishes/forecasts budget requirements.
  • Develops work plans to accomplish objectives and monitors progress toward their achievement.
  • Monitors expenditures and may prepare financial reports;
  • may assist in identifying funding resources and developing fund-raising strategies and initiatives.
  • Prepares operational and statistical reports to assist in effective decision-making.
  • Conducts training, represents the program at international meetings and conferences, and networks with affiliated groups.
  • May write or develop reports, speeches, briefings, newsletters, promotional materials, grants or other written materials related to the program.
  • Conducts research and gathers accurate information to develop various publications.
  • May plan, administer, or monitor the program's budget or related grants.
  • May assist in developing and coordinating program-related conferences, conventions, or meetings.
  • May supervise staff.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required. This is not an administrative support position.
  • Provide technical and administrative support to Project Managers and technical staff to coordinate programmatic activities and achieve programmatic objectives.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of online platforms and databases.
  • Assist with proofreading and editing program documents, reports, presentations, and correspondence.
  • Conduct online searches and gather accurate information for ad hoc requests.
  • Manage information and required documentation related to expense and financial reporting through processing and archiving.
  • Provide preliminary review of expense reports.
  • Organize conference calls, in-person and virtual meetings.
  •  Manage all logistics associated with meetings such as participant travel, facilities/venue management, coordination of technical requirements, and other functions as needed
  • Liaise with TFGH information technology staff to address related issues experienced by project staff.
  •  With minimal supervision, establish work priorities based on knowledge of program needs; meet associated deadlines.
  • Act as liaison to partner organizations with a high level of diplomacy and tact.
  • Extensive interaction with domestic and international partners.
  • Participate in the resolution of operational issues.
  • Update communications on CoVIP website and community of practice platform.
  • Provide support for meeting organization and planning for other Respiratory Virus Prevention programs.
  • Performs other responsibilities as required.




  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.



  • Work requires an excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs and social network programs.
  • Background in biological sciences.
  • Public health experience.
  • Previous experience interacting with international organizations.


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.