JOB TITLE: Associate Director for Programs


REPORTS TO: Program Director, MCAP

ICAP/New York seeks seasoned international public health development professionals to help manage its programmatic activities in support of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment. Working closely with the MCAP Program Director, the Associate Director(s) will support the country programs to achieve program goals, objectives, and targets.

BEGIN DATE: Immediately

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

Columbia University’s International Center for AIDS Care & Treatment Programs (ICAP-CU) includes a large portfolio of technical assistance focused on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment in Africa with funding from the U.S. Government (USG) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USAID, and other donors. The Multicountry Columbia Antiretroviral Program (MCAP), provides support to HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs for adults and children in 8 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Specifically, MCAP directly supports the development of prevention of mother to child (PMTCT) activities, HIV counseling and testing services, and comprehensive adult and pediatric HIV care and treatment programs at multiple public sector sites and communities. In addition, MCAP provides a range of technical assistance to National and State MOHs. MCAP headquarters is situated within the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in  New York City with country programs located in Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and South Africa.


  1. Assist in provision of high-level programmatic direction to in-country programs.
  1. Identify new programmatic opportunities and assist in their design and development
  1. Assist country programs in implementing and meeting program goals and objectives. Assure that contractual and programmatic goals and objectives are met, and that this performance is well-documented.
  1. Support the development and periodic revision of program objectives and activities, work plans, and budgets.
  1. Monitor progress towards program objectives and timelines, including regular reporting to and communication with donors, implementing partners, and ICAP/New York.
  1. Support the annual USG planning process and proposal development, program renewals, and other proposals and development activities as needed.
  1. Work with New York-based technical staff and Units, and with ICAP’s regional office, to prioritize and coordinate technical assistance to help achieve program objectives.
  1. Represent ICAP-NY in meetings with in-country partners and with donors.
  1. Perform other duties, as assigned by the MCAP Director.
  1. Significant (40%) international travel is required.


  • Advanced degree in medicine, nursing, public health or related field, plus 5-7 years’ experience with HIV/AIDS programs, international health, or development programs.
  • International health or public health development or management experience is required; HIV/AIDS programmatic experience is desirable.
  • Experience supervising staff; demonstrated ability to motivate staff and build effective teams.
  • Experience working with USG donor agencies and familiarity with USG grantee policies rules and regulations is desirable.
  • Experience developing progress reports, workplans and budgets.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills
  • Exceptional writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to use Word and PowerPoint to develop documents/presentations and Excel for moderately complex spreadsheets.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the complex political and social issues related to HIV/AIDS in resource-limited settings as well as the health services structures within these settings.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, donors, sub-contractors and other partners in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Significant (40%) international travel is required, including travel to and within multiple African countries.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.


  • Experience designing, managing and/or implementing HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Experience working in Africa.
  • Fluency in French and/or Portuguese. 

TO APPLY: 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 #ADOP in the subject line of your e-mail.

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