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JOB TITLE: Deputy Director of Programs

INSTITUTION: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health - ICAP

LOCATION: Kigali, Rwanda

OVERALL JOB FUNCTION:

ICAP seeks a seasoned international development professional to help manage Columbia’s HIV care and treatment activities in Rwanda.  Working closely with the County Director, the Director of Programs will develop annual work plans, supervise program staff, and monitor and report on program outcomes.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Oversee development and periodic revision of work plans and budgets. Facilitate regular program staff meetings. Directly supervise program staff; create and supervise task teams to effectively implement program activities and meet objectives; facilitate regular program staff meetings; conduct regular individual supervision meetings with program staff. Monitor progress towards program objectives and timelines including regular reporting to and communication with donors (e.g. CDC/Rwanda) and ICAP/New York. Lead relevant staff in drafting CU/Rwanda’s quarterly and annual reports and other written materials such as lessons learned, case studies and other materials needed for headquarters and donors. Work closely with partners in the Rwanda Ministry of Health to develop joint program work plans and coordinate technical support and program activities .Work with CU staff to prioritize and coordinate international technical assistance to help achieve program objectives. Participate in annual PEPFAR planning process and proposal development. Serve as designee for the Country Director when he is away from the office. Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus 5 years of related experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Advanced degree in public health, business administration, medicine or related field, plus 5-10 years experience with international development programs.  Experience managing United States Government funded projects preferred.  Significant international public health program management experience; HIV/AIDS program experience preferred. Extensive experience supervising staff; demonstrated ability to motivate staff and to build effective teams. Exceptional writing and oral communication skills. Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection. Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain relationships with project staff, donors, sub-contractors and other partners. Ability to manage projects/activities, set realistic priorities and timelines, and follow through appropriately. Experience developing program budgets. Experience working with US government donor agencies and familiarity with USG rules and regulations. Keen attention to detail. Ability to use Word and PowerPoint to develop presentations and Excel for moderately complex spreadsheets.  Fluency in spoken and written English; good command of spoken French required.

TO APPLY:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to icap-jobs@columbia.edu. PLEASE INDICATE IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL OR IN YOUR COVER LETTER THAT YOU ARE RESPONDING TO JOB# DDP-RWANDA.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, or any other legally protected status.

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