United States of America: Deputy Director, Survey Implementation Support Team – PHIA Project

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 19 May 2017

In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ICAP is conducting population-based HIV impact assessments (PHIAs) in 13 PEPFAR-supported countries. PHIAs define the status of the HIV epidemic in their country, guide allocation of funding and resources based on evidence, and integrate capacity building of country stakeholders in the design, conduct, analysis, and use of PHIAs. Each PHIA has a budget of $13- 19 million.

Working under the direct supervision and guidance of the PHIA Project Director, the Deputy Project Director, Survey Implementation Support Team (DPD) will oversee the PHIA Project’s operational support team in New York, manage budgets, and provide oversight for the operational aspects of the regional team in South Africa, and country-level PHIA project teams. Responsibilities include the provision of operational guidance to all team members.


-Provide operations leadership for three groups: (1) direct supervision of the NY-based PHIA implementation support team, (2) operations guidance and oversight for the regional South Africa-based PHIA team, and (3) support country-level PHIA operations activities and staff to ensure that the teams aligning their efforts with project goals.

-Provide oversight of all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project management and administration, including internal CU and funder reporting, financial transactions, execution of project budgets and plans, sub-agreement scopes of work and monitoring of expenses, drafting and modification of timelines, and disposition of materiel after completion of each PHIA.

-Collaborate with the Project Director, PHIA Project (PD) to ensure effective implementation and coordination of project activities and monitor progress toward the achievement of project goals and objectives. Work closely with the PD and the Deputy Project Director, Technical Team, PHIA Project, to assure the quality of each PHIA.

-Troubleshoot to identify, prevent and resolve potential implementation, financial, procurement, and personnel problems and review outputs for quality control.

-Assist in presentation of progress, achievements, and lessons learned to key stakeholders, including CDC, the government, and other implementing partners, the External Advisory Group, and in the preparation for all such presentations, in coordination with the Deputy Project Director, Technical Team, PHIA Project.

-In concert with PI and PD, assist in oversight of the communications strategy for PHIA project, including website, media relations.

-Serve as PHIA project liaison to other ICAP, MSPH, and CU units and departments, including finance, grants management, IRB, and coordinating communications with funder.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Public Administration /related field or equivalent in training, education, and/or experience plus at least to 4 years of directly related experience.

  • The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a full background check prior to a final offer of employment being made

Approximately five (5) to eight (8) years of experience in the management of large-scale international health or development projects, with proven capacity in managing and supervising a diverse team of operations, management, and support staff.

-Approximately four (4) years of experience in managing complex budgets and financial reporting and development of operations workplans.


Demonstrated experience working within CDC or similar regulations and procedures.

-Proven experience in establishing working relationships and collaborating with USG, other bilateral, and/or multilateral donor agencies, and with host-country governments.

-Fluent English oral and written communication skills.

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