ICAP at Columbia University has received funding to provide technical assistance to Ministries of Health (MOH) and in-country implementing partners in sub-Saharan African and Central America to establish a Tracking with Recency Assays to Control the Epidemic (TRACE) program. Each TRACE program will monitor epidemic trends, inform rapid programmatic responses at national, local and individual levels and accelerate progress towards epidemic control. ICAP is tasked to provide technical assistance in scaling up the use of rapid recency assays at HIV testing sites and build data systems to capture recency data to characterize emerging hotspots and help target prevention interventions.
Reporting to the Project Director (PD) of the TRACE (Tracking with Recency Assays to Control the Epidemic) program, the Senior Project Officer provides broad operational and programmatic
support to the development, implementation, and evaluation of project-related activities. The Senior Project Officer plays a key role in ensuring that the needs of the project both in New York and at country level are effectively supported, assists the Principal Investigator and PD to harmonize technical workplans, budgets and reports, and facilitates project-related communications, consultations, meetings and engagements.
Works with ICAP staff both in NY and in country to develop, monitor and update work plans for activities associated with the TRACE project (20%)
Coordinates the harmonization of TRACE-related funding (central and COP) and assists with the development of budgets, budget revisions and forecasts in line with approved work plans (20%)
Supports the implementation of the TRACE project by organizing and facilitating regular communications, consultations, and meetings, coordinating contracts and procurements (20%)
Ensures that project-related actions and requirements are addressed by relevant ICAP units (15%)
Addresses queries or requests for reports or information from senior management, government funders and private donors (10%)
Coordinates the development of content related to cooperative agreement continuation applications (10%)
Performs other related duties, as assigned (5%)
Requires a bachelor???s degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.
Minimum of four (4) years of experience working in program development, project implementation and monitoring/evaluation of health and development projects
Minimum of three (3) years in HIV/AIDS-related program development, implementation and monitoring in resource-limited international settings
Proven experience with management and monitoring of health and development programs, including identifying and addressing programmatic, financial, administrative, and logistics needs
Working knowledge of rules and regulations associated with US Government grants
Excellent oral/written communications, interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills
Demonstrated experience working in teams, as well as, working independently with minimum supervision
Competency in public speaking in order to present information to large audiences
Spanish language proficiency
Master's degree in Public Health, Public Administration or related discipline
Direct experience working on U.S. government-funded foreign assistance health programs
Proficiency in Spanish, both written and oral
Requires international travel up to 20% of the time primarily to TRACE countries
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Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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