Deputy Director For Management And Operations | CWW

Emory University Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 1 week ago


The Task Force for Global HEalth is seeking a Deputy Director for Management and Operations to provide 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.


The Deputy Director of Management and Operations (DDMO) is responsible for providing oversight to the day-day operations of CWW including finances, staff, polices and processes.

  • Works closely with the Director of CWW in providing strategic direction for the program.

  • Serves as a main liaison funding partners, staff and other stakeholders.

  • Responsibilities include overseeing the implementation of short- and long-term strategic plans for CWW, undertaking new initiatives and projects, and establishing the program's policies and procedures.

  • The DDMO serves as Acting Director during the Director's absence, authorizing decisions in areas designated by the Director.

  • The Deputy Director is responsible for managing CWWs financial operations and program staff.


  • Master's degree in public health, social sciences, public administration or a related field and

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


  • Five to seven years experience in strategic planning and program development, implementation, and management at a senior level preferably with public health projects and programs.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

  • Proven management and organizational skills, including experience leading, building and successfully managing a public health team, program, or organization at the Director or Deputy level.

  • Ability to multitask, work independently, and demonstrate strong strategic and analytical capabilities.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, able to effectively engage with senior level officials and partners.

  • Superb writing and editing skills.

  • Previous experience in strategic planning and implementation of health projects and programs.

  • Proven management and organizational skills, including experience leading, building and successfully managing a team.

  • Grant management experience.

  • International health experience.

  • Familiarity with neglected tropical disease control programs.

  • Capacity to work comfortably with ambiguity in complex dynamic systems.

Additional Details


  • Works in partnership with the CWW Director and CWW Program Directors (PDs) to provide oversight and direction to CWW in all aspects of developing and meeting its mission and strategic objectives.

  • Coordinates with the Director and PDs to assure that financial and business goals are met.

  • In collaboration with the Director, manages the strategic planning, business planning, and operational planning processes and their implementation for the CWW program.

  • Provides oversight and direction to CWW including structuring and managing CWW weekly staff meetings and other staff events.

  • Serves as primary liaison with the Task Force Integrated Program Services and related management functions including HR, IT, Accounting, and Facilities.

  • Participates in the Task Force's Program Director committee for business management in the absence of the Director of CWW.

  • Performs as Acting Director during the Director's absence, authorizing decisions in areas designated by the Director.

Program Management

  • Leads and facilitates growth to ensure that CWW evolves and adapts its programmatic and technical capabilities in step with the evolving global health and development environment and the priority needs of CWW-supported countries.

  • Develops and implements management processes, procedures, and systems needed to assure activities operate smoothly.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic, comprehensive, integrated communications and marketing plans, including social media outreach, and other initiatives.

  • Manages CWW's overall continuous quality improvement program by working closely with the Director and PDs to evaluate the impact and outcomes of CWW's work.

  • Provides management and operations support for CWW's role as Secretariat of the STH Advisory Committee.

  • Provides leadership and strategic input on technical assistance, policy analysis, and the preparation of reports, agendas, and other work products.

  • Consults with other NTD programs, including attending monthly NTD group meeting.

  • Represents CWW on committees and at conferences and meetings.

Resource Management

  • Maintains a strategic and tactical view over the financial resources, staff, contractors, and material needed in pursuit of CWW'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.

  • Allocates CWW resources and assigns specific roles across various programs.

  • Develops and oversees program budgets and assures coordination with the Director and PDs in the use of those budgets.

  • Manages CWW's grants received and payable, including planning, administering, and monitoring budgets and spending, as well as preparing and reviewing technical and financial reports.

  • Responsible for working with government agencies, private foundations, and other clients to negotiate and manage grants and contracts within required terms.

  • Provides funders with regular financial updates and reports.

  • May solicit funding from additional sources.


  • 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 20% domestic and international travel

BACKGROUND: The Task Force for Global Health is non-profit organization that is affiliated with Emory University and located in Decatur, GA. Its fourteen programs focus on disease elimination and 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 Prizethe world's largest award of its kindin recognition of its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering.

CWW BACKGROUND: Children Without Worms (CWW) is an international non-governmental public health program of the Task Force for Global Health (TFGH). CWW supports global efforts to control soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) in people at high-risk of infection. One key program role is serving as secretariat of the STH Advisory Committee, a group of independent experts which provides technical advice and guidance to STH stakeholders including the World Health Organization, pharma, researchers, and implementation organizations.

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