Associate Director of Programs, Neglected Tropical Diseases

Associate Director of Programs, Neglected Tropical Diseases

Category : Alumni GLEPI

The Task Force for Global Health is seeking an Associate Director of The Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) Program.


The Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) supports operational research on shared issues confronting 5 diseases using funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID. The mission of the NTD-SC is to provide the technical assistance and problem-solving research necessary to ensure a strong scientific base for the massive global public health effort currently underway to eliminate NTDs. The Associate Director of Programs leads the specific research initiatives of NTD-SC by providing technical and strategic guidance across projects from the design phase, data gathering, analysis, and writing of report.


Directs the planning, development, and operations of a program with the Task Force for Global Health.
Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies.
Plans, executes, and monitors program budgets, including approval of expenditures; prepares annual financial and program reports to external parties with interests in the program.
May engage in fundraising initiatives on behalf of the program.
Ensures that the program is in compliance with federal and international laws and regulations.
Oversees program communications, including development of communications strategies, development of key program messages, production of print and electronic materials, and reputation management.
Represents the program in various national and international fora, and actively engages with representatives from other NGO’s for purposes of conducting research and designing new initiatives.
May supervise program staff.
Performs other related duties as required.


Direct the research effort related to specific operational research topics, coordinating with international partners, stakeholders, investigators and funders
Facilitate research partnerships with NTD focal points at the ministries of health.
Represent the NTD-SC at technical scientific and country review meetings
Design and develop protocols to address key research questions identified by the NTD community.
Develop training materials and lead in-country trainings on research protocols for ministries of health and partners.
Clean, analyze, interpret and disseminate data from NTD-SC supported studies.
Direct the operational research team for all the NTD-SC projects on which they are acting as a Research Lead, providing technical oversight.
Collaborate closely with the operations, finance and project management teams.
Contribute technical content to NTD-SC grant proposals and donor reports.
Provide leadership on priority NTD-SC research objectives, including reaching consensus on study protocols, the coordination of multi-country studies, communicating study objectives and preliminary findings at technical meetings and translating the findings into WHO policy recommendations.
Provide technical expertise and guidance to representatives from the donor community, international organizations and country programs, as needed.
Write publishable papers and develop polished tools.
May manage student workers and interns throughout the year.
Participate fully as a member of the Task Force by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management.


Bachelor’s degree in field related to specific program as indicated

Six years program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


Master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or related field with at least 5 years of related experience
Proficient in French
Excellent writing skills and a proven record of publications
Substantial field experience in developing countries
Experience with advance statistical analysis and statistics software packages
Experience leading trainings and research in developing countries


Up to 30% domestic and international travel

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