JOB TITLE: Finance Project Officer  

INSTITUTION: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health - ICAP

LOCATION: New York City


The International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is seeking a Finance Project Officer who will provide financial and administrative support for several countries (Angola, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa and Zambia) in the ICAP portfolio. Reporting to the MTCT-Plus Director and Southern Africa and USAID Programs Associate Director, the incumbent will work as a liaison between the Country and New York offices. The Finance Project Officer will be responsible for processing paperwork and monitoring financial activities for grants, contracts and subcontracts, coordinating the preparation of annual and other budgets; monitor country expenditures against overall budgets, coordinate communications between Country and New York offices, and assist in a variety of activities; e.g., sub-agreement processing. Additional duties include reviewing activities for compliance with University policies and procedures; coordinating travel by ICAP staff and consultants; assisting with the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual fiscal reports; preparing procurement requests for goods/services that require prior funding agency approval; and providing technical support to in-country finance counterparts. The incumbent will work closely with the Finance Unit and will be required to travel occasionally (10%) to the countries that they support. The incumbent will also perform other related duties as assigned.  


  • Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.  
  • Basic budgeting and grants accounting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and spreadsheet experience, plus computer proficiency in word processing.  


  • At least three of the four years of required experience should include working with international non-profit organizations.
  • A master's degree in finance, business administration, public affairs or a related discipline may substitute for two years of such experience.
  • Experience in monitoring grants and contracts, and experience with U.S. Government grants strongly preferred.  

TO APPLY: Interested candidates should apply at jobs.columbia.edu. Search open positions and search by requisition number 053102.

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