JOB TITLE: Director of Operations


REPORTS TO: ICAP Deputy Director

Incumbent will work at the International Center For AIDS Care and Treatment Programs at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Reporting to the ICAP Deputy Director, the Management Unit Director coordinates the day-to-day administration operation of the Center and its programs.

BEGIN DATE: Immediately

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

Assumes total responsibility for the management and oversight of the administrative procedural aspects of the program. Works with the Deputy Director to achieve the goals and objectives of the Center and its programs. Manages and directs ICAP administration, grants management, development, human resources, communications, information technology and subcontracting processes. Acts as liaison between ICAP Country Offices and Columbia University central administration in the registration of new ICAP country offices, execution of legal agreements with host governments and vendors overseas and determining ICAP policies and procedures as they pertain to international work. Works with Deputy Director and Program Directors on strengthening overseas management and supervision of overseas office staff. Strengthens existing management procedures and mechanisms. Participates actively in the development and implementation of programs, assuring that management systems serve programmatic goals and objectives. Negotiates relationships with subcontractors, foreign governments, and donor agencies, monitors the progress of these relationships, and solve problems as required. Supervises all staff of the Management Unit. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus seven years of related experience. 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in and promote teams is essential.
  •  Knowledge of global maternal and child health, prevention and treatment programs in HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.
  •  Must have demonstrated ability to write proposals, prepare budgets, and project reports.


  • Masters degree in health administration, business administration or related discipline strongly preferred.  
  • Experience in program administration and management of international technical assistance, service delivery, and/or research programs.

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 #DOU-CU in the subject line of your e-mail.