Regional Director, South Africa at ICAP

ICAP, a global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP tackles the world’s most pressing health threats and, in collaboration with partners around the world, implements transformative solutions to meet the health needs of individuals. Since its establishment in 2003, ICAP has worked towards its mission of improving the health of families and communities across the world.

With its roots in comprehensive, family-focused HIV services, ICAP is known for its collaborative and supportive approach to strengthening government health systems. ICAP implements innovative and sustainable health solutions through technical assistance; implementation support; capacity building; research and thought and innovation leadership.

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ICAP is seeking applicants for the role of Regional Director to oversee aspects of the CDC-funded HIV-Focused Population Surveys in Countries Supported under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR): CDC-RFA-GH19-1941project.

This position is contingent upon successful proposal outcome and donor approval.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Regional Director will ensure coordination of all facets of project surveys undertaken in target countries through close consultation with host government entities, CDC country offices, other local partners and institutions, as well as regional survey and laboratory organizations.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Oversee the recruitment, training, deployment and day-to-day supervision of technical and administrative regional ICAPproject staff.
  • Participate in survey-specific preparation of survey protocols, IRB reviews; SOPs and training manuals.
  • Represent ICAP in strategic meetings held with host country entities, CDC country offices, and other national and regional collaborators to facilitate progress of the project surveys, addressing challenges and obstacles, and to optimize ICAP’s overall performance under the project.
  • Communicate effectively to various audiences regarding the details of the project and to optimize stakeholder participation and ownership.
  • Participate in the preparation of scientific analyses, abstracts and publications.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

EDUCATION

  • MPH, MD, PhD, or equivalent professional degree in a relevant field.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in public health programming, public health surveillance or research in resource limited settings.
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex multi-organization collaborations, and capacity building of local partner organizations.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in effectively supervising technical and administrative staff and in building build cohesive teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting national-level and population-specific surveys.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English is required and additional proficiency in French or Portuguese is preferred but not required.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Periodic international travel throughout the region to support the planning and implementation of the project and individual surveys.
HOW TO APPLY:

Please send an application letter and CV by email with subject title “HFPS – Regional Director” to [email protected].

Closing date: 31 Jul 2018