Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Senior Technical Director, the ICAP Clinical Unit Director is responsible for the strategic direction, day-to-day activities and overall performance of the ICAP Clinical Unit in supporting the clinical aspects of ICAP's activities in HIV prevention, care and treatment, including tuberculosis, reproductive health, malaria, and other public health programs, across approximately 15 countries.


  1. Define, develop, execute and continually update the strategic plan for the Clinical Unit. Adjust strategic goals, plans and operations as research projects and country programs are added and/or completed to ICAP's portfolio.
  2. Direct the assessment of the specific clinical needs of each country program; oversee the development of evaluation protocols to respond to country program needs. Direct the development of new clinical tools, protocols and workplans as new programs are initiated and revise existing protocols as programs evolve.
  3. Direct the recruitment, selection, training and supervision of a technical team of clinicians who serve as country liaisons in relevant clinical areas that include but is not limited to, pediatrics, reproductive health, TB, and laboratory support.
  4. Work closely with ICAP Monitoring & Evaluation Unit, Research Unit, and Program teams in New York and in the field to ensure that clinical materials and activities are consistent with the latest programmatic procedures, clinical guidelines and protocols.
  5. Make periodic site visits to country programs and treatment sites to provide oversight, supervision and technical assistance in clinical and laboratory issues.
  6. Ensure coordination of clinical activities, ensuring consistency with funder and ICAP objectives while avoiding duplication of efforts. Develop collaborative relationships with external organizations and government agencies in order to meet mutual goals. Work closely with donor agency representatives, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USAID, other funders, and national and international organizations, to coordinate plans for ICAP and Columbia's clinical activities.
  7. Oversee and/or actively participate in the preparation of grant proposals relevant to ICAP; provide technical expertise for other grant writing activities within ICAP.
  8. Produce reports, presentations and analyses that fulfill donor requirements, international commitments, on-site requests and in-house programmatic demands.
  9. Represent ICAP and Columbia at relevant conferences, donor meetings and other venues.
  10. Perform other related duties as directed.


  • Requires international travel of at least 4 trips per year with each trip lasting approximately 10 days.


  • MD, PhD, EdD, or professional equivalent
  • At least five years of clinical experience in prevention, care and treatment of HIV and related conditions.
  • Experience in clinical training.
  • Strong supervisory and management skills for leading teams of clinicians and other public health professionals.
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
  • Excellent communication skills


  • At least five years experience in developing public health programs in areas such as Malaria, TB, Reproductive Health.
  • Prior clinical research or program evaluation experience.
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS care, treatment, prevention, or program implementation in developing countries.

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