Employment

JOB TITLE: Country Director, ICAP Cote d’Ivoire

LOCATION: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) Cote d’Ivoire, a program of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York City, is launching a large HIV/AIDS service delivery and technical assistance program in Cote d’Ivoire with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In collaboration with the Ivorian Ministry of Health, ICAP-Cote d’Ivoire will help to expand the availability of quality HIV/AIDS services, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV services and antiretroviral treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS. ICAP will directly support the implementation of services of services at 10 facilities in the first year, and will provide a range of technical assistance directly to facility staff to assure quality HIV/AIDS services according to national protocols.

OVERALL JOB FUNCTION:
The incumbent will provide overall direction to Columbia University’s HIV Care and Treatment programs in Cote d’Ivoire. This includes setting goals and objectives, managing staff responsible for program implementation, finance and administration, and assuring that the program meets its objectives while attaining high-quality service delivery at ICAP-supported sites. The incumbent will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with the donor, the Ivorian Ministry of Health and other key partners.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise program staff to ensure effective program delivery;
  • Supervise finance and administrative staff to ensure efficient office function and support for programs and sites;
  • Oversee program planning and monitoring and evaluation, and ensure that measurable outcomes are attained.
  • Ensure clear communication with donors and the New York ICAP office;
  • Plan and manage program budgets;
  • Prepare regular reports on program activities for donors and the New York ICAP office;
  • Communicate regularly with Ministry of Health and National AIDS Control Program to inform them of program progress and coordinate activities;
  • Represent Columbia University in meetings with government officials, donors and partner organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE :

  • Candidate should hold an advanced degree in management, medicine, public health or a related field;
  • 10+ years experience in health programs management in Sub-saharan Africa; extensive HIV/AIDS experience and experience working in Cote d’Ivoire strongly preferred;
  • Proven ability to ensure high quality program outcomes;
  • Experience working in collaboration with local government partners;
  • Experience working with U.S. government or other bi-lateral donors;
  • Ability to work in both French and English;
  • Must be capable of independently developing and implementing the duties described above;
  • Travel to field sites is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Public Health;
  • Extensive clinical experience in care and treatment of HIV/AIDS;
  • At least 3 years experience in health programs management in resource-constrained settings;
  • Experience working in collaboration with local government partners ;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

SALARY:
Commensurate with experience. Position includes an overseas benefits package for non-Ivorian nationals.

TO  APPLY:
To apply, please forward resume or CV with cover letter indicating the position for which you are applying to icap-jobs@columbia.edu. You must indicate the job code #CD-CDI in the subject line of your e-mail.

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