South Africa: Regional Project Director – South Africa

Organization: ICAP
Country: South Africa
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

A global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP tackles the world’s most pressing health threats and, in collaboration with partners around the world, implements transformative solutions to meet the health needs of individuals. Since its establishment in 2003, ICAP has worked towards its mission of improving the health of families and communities across the world.

With its roots in comprehensive, family-focused HIV services, ICAP is known for its collaborative and supportive approach to strengthening government health systems. ICAP implements innovative and sustainable health solutions through technical assistance; implementation support; capacity-building; and thought and innovation leadership.

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ICAP is seeking qualified and experienced applicants for the role of Regional Project Director to oversee the portfolio of the project staff based in the regional office, primarily involving training, monitoring and supervision aspects of CDC’s Public Health Surveillance of Recent HIV Infection and Response under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

This position is contingent upon successful proposal outcome and donor approval


Reporting to the Project Director, the Regional Project Director will ensure coordination and facilitation of all facets of national-level project activities including the Ministries of Health (MOHs) and CDC country offices and contributions from local partners. The Regional Project Director will also provide oversight and management of key regional technical staff.


  • On behalf of ICAP, liaise with the key stakeholders in the region, most critically the countries’ Ministries of Health, and CDC
  • Oversee the recruitment, training and day-to-day supervision of regional project staff, including development and review of formal monthly regional HR plans
  • Participate in protocol development; ethical reviews; Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) & training manual development; staff training; implementation; adherence to protocol/SOPs; and data management, analysis, & dissemination, as needed, in concert with ICAP staff in New York, CDC, and the MOH.
  • Oversee outside sub-contractors and communicate regularly to ensure adherence to protocol/SOPs and timeline.
  • Represent ICAP in meetings held with the MOH, CDC and other in-country collaborators.
  • Communicate effectively to various audiences regarding the details of the project and ensure stakeholder participation.
  • Support regional procurement and oversee management of Senior Procurement Officer and Procurement Officer.
  • Track project progress and prepare progress reports to be shared with the MOHs, country CDC offices, ICAP HQ, and others.
  • Provide the support required for capacity building for MOH to maintain and strengthen the HIV recency surveillance system.
  • Participate in the preparation of scientific analyses, abstracts and publications.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


  • MPH, MD, PhD, or equivalent professional degree in a relevant field.


  • Minimum ten (10) years of supporting the regional implementation of HIV projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing surveillance activities, laboratory based surveillance preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and capacity building of local partner organizations.
  • Demonstrated skills in supervising staff, team building and management.
  • Strong technical background.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated experience working in low-resource settings
  • Experience with statistical sampling as well as quantitative data collection methodologies and database design and management.


  • Periodic travel throughout the region to support project planning and implementation.

How to apply:

Please send an application letter and CV by email with subject title “1942 – Regional Program Director” to