Director, Programs (NGO) 69 views1 application

Job Description

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.

Based at the Task Force for Global Health in Decatur, GA, and affiliated with Emory University, the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) aims to optimize operational research to eliminate neglected tropical diseases which threaten the lives and well-being of millions of people in some of the world’s most marginalized communities. This work, conducted in close coordination with partners, addresses challenges facing each phase of the programs targeting the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): effectively scaling up to reach those at risk, successfully scaling down when their goals are reached, and finally sustaining the reductions achieved in disease prevalence.

Job Requirements


  • Works in partnership with the Directors of the NTD-SC and Public Health Informatics Institute to provide oversight and direction in all aspects of developing and meeting the strategic objectives of the USAID NTD Data Center.
  • Collaborates with the Directors to assure that financial and business goals are met.
  • Manages the strategic planning, business planning, and operational planning processes and their implementation for the NTD Data Center.


Program Management

  • Leads and facilitates growth to ensure that NTD Data Center evolves and adapts its programmatic and technical capabilities in step with the evolving global health and development environment and the priority needs of USAID NTD programs and NTD-SC’s supported operational research.
  • Develops and implements management processes, procedures, and systems needed to ensure activities operate smoothly.
  • Provides leadership and strategic input on technical assistance, policy analysis, and the preparation of reports, agendas, and other work products.


Resource Management

  • Maintains a strategic and tactical view over the financial resources, staff, contractors, and material needed in pursuit of NTD Data Center’s strategic priorities, mission, goals and objectives.
  • Provides leadership, support, and supervisory oversight to direct reports, including full-time staff, consultants, volunteers, and students and assures they meet their performance goals.
  • Provides input and guidance into the staffing process; actively participates in staff recruitment, development, and retention activities.
  • Ensures that program budgets are developed and utilized in coordination with the Directors.
  • Ensures that funders are provided with regular financial updates and reports.


Oversee development and use of NTD data management system to support USAID and partners.

  • Engage with / oversee NTD Data Center staff engagement with USAID and partners on requirements gathering and system improvements to ensure needs are met.
  • Develop clear definitions of NTD indicators.
  • Collaborate with USAID and partners to oversee development of reports and data visualization, including standard reports, flexible dashboards, and raw data outputs.
  • Oversee generation of ad hoc and routine datasets and data products to be provided to USAID and implementing partners to facilitate reporting and learning.
  • Oversee provision of feedback to implementing partners and USAID on data quality.


Facilitate data analysis and learning:

  • Facilitate a culture of data-driven learning across USAID’s NTD programs through increasing access to and use of raw and synthesized data.
  • Collaborate with USAID and partners to create and operationalize a Learning Agenda.
  • Conduct pause and reflect sessions with USAID and partners to review and interpret data, in order to inform strategic programmatic decisions.
  • Lead/Oversee data analytics to inform programmatic decision-making.
  • Lead and collaborate on development of presentations, publications and technical briefs.
  • Facilitate cross-country learning through portfolio wide analysis and sharing evidence with USAID implementing partners, in-country ministry teams and the global community as appropriate.
  • Explore opportunities to link programmatic data with OR data and to include spatial data in the database.


Ensure effective collaboration:

  • Collaborate with USAID and implementing partners to identify learning opportunities, answer learning questions, and facilitate reporting.
  • Work closely with WHO HQ and ESPEN to move forward and streamline approaches to data analysis.
  • Liaise with ministries of health, research partners, and other key stakeholders as needed


Provides strategic leadership and technical direction for various aspects of a large and complex international program. Responsible for overall management , technical development, implementation, personnel, budget and financial oversight of program. Build partnerships and relationships, work with donors. Directs the strategic planning, development, and operations of a large and complex program. Plans, administers and monitors program budgets.


Develops short and long term goals and objectives. Oversees related special projects. May represent the program in various national and international settings. May manage the solicitation of funding from foundation, corporate, individual and governmental donors. Collaborates with and seeks the support of representatives from other organizations. Establishes and administers policies and procedures. Supervises staff. Performs related responsibilities as required.

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