United States of America: Technical Director

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Technical Director will be responsible for the management of the technical elements, including leading technical teams, work planning and reporting, for ICAP’s proposed USAID project, Going the Last Mile for HIV Control.

This position is subject to a successful funding application and final approval by USAID.

Major Accountabilities:

· Manage the technical design and delivery of project activities

· Provide ongoing technical leadership, direction and supervision with regards to project activities, including the adaptation of national and international guidelines, policies and protocols to a regional context

· Provide direction in the monitoring and evaluation of technical programs and activities and in the subsequent development of new and/or expanded health programs

· Provide technical inputs and assistance to USAID, Ministry of Health and other collaborating local partners regarding the development or review of national comprehensive health care policies, guidelines and training materials

· Monitor progress towards achieving program objectives and timelines, including regular reporting to, and communication with donors (e.g., MOH, DPS) and ICAP headquarters in New York

· Facilitate ICAP’s engagement of technical partners and consultants, as needed, to fulfill specific elements of project work plans

· Monitor/track the work assignments made to ICAP’s collaborating technical partners

· Serve as member of key forums, including MOH-sanctioned steering committees, technical work groups, task teams, and sub-committees in support of project activities

· Participate as ICAP’s technical lead in monthly and quarterly project planning and evaluation meetings with corresponding USAID staff and local partners, as appropriate

· Oversee development and periodic revision of program objectives and activities, staff work plans, and budgets

· Assist the Country Director, Chief of Party, USAID staff, and local collaborators in the generation and presentation of project reports, publications and presentations

· Lead and coordinate the documentation of best practices, lessons learned, case studies and other materials

· Support the development of the technical team capacity and expertise

· Perform other duties as assigned

Education: A medical degree with additional post-graduation qualifications (e.g. post graduate degree in public health)

Experience, Skills, and Minimum Qualifications:

· A minimum of 10 years progressively responsible, professional-level experience managing public health programs with emphasis on HIV/AIDS; clinical skills and experience is required

· Experience working in Zimbabwe on HIV–related activities

· Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the major issues affecting HIV/AIDS in all geographical regions of Zimbabwe, with in-depth knowledge of the implementation of HIV/AIDS programs in Zimbabwe

· Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as a part of a technical team

· Fluent English oral and written communication skills; ability to interact professionally in English

How to apply:

Applicants must send their CV with cover letter to Icap-jobs@cumc.columbia.edu “Technical Director” in the subject line.

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