Job at ICAP: 3 Positions available (Deadline: 30 October 2017)

Job at ICAP:  3 Positions available  (Deadline: 30 October 2017)

Job at ICAP: 3 Positions available (Deadline: 30 October 2017)

Job at ICAP : Project Director (Deadline: 30 October 2017)

MSPH RWANDA.

JOB TITLE: Project Director – Rwanda PHIA, ICAP Rwanda

LOCATION: Kigali, Rwanda

ICAP at Columbia University is an international non-profit organization that aims to ensure the wellness of families and communities by strengthening health systems around the world.

In partnership with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ICAP will conduct Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA) in specific PEPFAR-supported countries. Each PHIA will define the status of the national HIV epidemic, guide allocation of resources based on evidence, and integrate capacity building of Rwanda stakeholders in the design, conduct, analysis, and use of PHIAs.

ICAP, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is planning to conduct a PHIA to estimate the population-level impact of the national HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in Rwanda. In addition to providing important programmatic information to the MoH and relevant stakeholders, this assessment of the national HIV program is of great value to HIV researchers and public health experts around the world.

More details on ICAP’s PHIA Project may be found at:

http://icap.columbia.edu/news-events/detail/icap-to-lead-large-population-based-hiv-surveys-in-20-african-countries

Overall Job Function

Reporting to the PHIA Project Director in the ICAP New York headquarters (HQs), the Project Director, Rwanda PHIA, ICAP Rwanda will lead the implementation of the Rwanda Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA) Project. . The incumbent will ensure coordination of all facets of the national level impact assessment which, in addition to the MoH and CDC Rwanda, will include the participation of and/or contributions from local institutions, the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), as well as other in-Rwanda survey and lab organizations.

The Project Director, Rwanda PHIA, ICAP Rwanda will provide oversight and management of key PHIA staff, such as the Project Coordinator, and Laboratory Advisor.

This position is grant-funded.

Major Accountabilities


    • On behalf of ICAP New York, liaise with the key PHIA stakeholders in Rwanda, including the Ministry of Health, the RBC, WHO, UNAIDS, CDC, and USAID.
    • Oversee the recruitment, training and day-to-day supervision of ICAP Rwanda PHIA Project staff
    • Participate in protocol development; ethical reviews; Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) & training manual development; staff training; community sensitization; implementation; adherence to protocol/SOPs; data management, analysis, & dissemination 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 discussions about the PHIA Project held with the MOH, CDC and other in-Rwanda collaborators
    • Communicate effectively to various audiences regarding the details of the project and ensure stakeholder participation
    • Track PHIA progress and prepare PHIA progress reports to be shared with the MOH, CDC Rwanda, ICAP HQ, and others
    • Provide the support required for the development and implementation of a data dissemination strategy with CDC & MOH
    • Conduct capacity building workshops, as needed, to support the implementation of the PHIA Project
    • Participate in the preparation of scientific analyses, abstracts and publications.
    • Perform other duties, as assigned

    Education

    MPH, MD, PhD, or equivalent professional degree

    Minimum Required Qualifications

    • Minimum four (4) years of research or survey experience
    • Demonstrated experience managing complex multi-organization collaborations, and capacity building of local partner organizations
    • Demonstrated skills in supervising staff, team building and management
    • Strong data analysis skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Demonstrated experience in conducting national-level surveys
    • Demonstrated experience working in low-resource settings with HIV program/research experience
    • Experience with statistical sampling as well as quantitative data collection methodologies and database design and management

    Travel Requirements

    Periodic domestic travel throughout Rwanda to support the planning and implementation of the PHIA Project

    Application Instructions

    Please send an application letter and CV by email with subject title “PHIA Project – POSITION TITLE” to icap-jobs-rwanda@cumc.columbia.edu   . On or before October 30th, 2017 Please do not submit certificates online. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.




    Job at ICAP Rwanda: Laboratory Advisor (Deadline: 30 October 2017)

    MSPH Rwanda

    JOB TITLE: Laboratory Advisor – Rwanda PHIA, ICAP Rwanda

    LOCATION: Kigali, Rwanda

    ICAP at Columbia University is an international non-profit organization that aims to ensure the wellness of families and communities by strengthening health systems around the world.

    In partnership with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ICAP will conduct Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA) in specific PEPFAR-supported countries. Each PHIA will define the status of the national HIV epidemic, guide allocation of resources based on evidence, and integrate capacity building of Rwandastakeholders in the design, conduct, analysis, and use of PHIAs.

    ICAP, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is planning to conduct a PHIA to estimate the population-level impact of the national HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in Rwanda. In addition to providing important programmatic information to the MoH and relevant stakeholders, this assessment of the national HIV program is of great value to HIV researchers and public health experts around the world.

    OVERALL JOB FUNCTION

    Reporting to the ICAP Project Director for the RwandaPHIA, the Laboratory Advisor will be responsible for overseeing the laboratory component of the PHIA within Rwanda. The Laboratory Advisor will also work closely with the in-Rwandasub-contracted/partner lab organization, CDC, MoH, and survey teams to ensure that laboratory samples are correctly collected, processed, and transported and that results are returned in a timely manner. This position is grant funded.

    RESPONSIBILTIES:

      • Assist with development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the implementation of all lab related aspects of the PHIA project;
      • Hire, train and supervise a team of laboratory officers, as needed;
      • Review the development and implementation of QA/QC procedures for point of care HIV rapid testing and PIMA CD4 point of care testing conducted by the laboratory subcontractor in the study;
      • Review the development and implementation of QA/QC procedures for the collection, processing and storage of other study-related lab specimens by the survey subcontractor in the study including for HIV recency, HIV RNA, and HIV DNA PCR for EID;
      • Ensure laboratory specimen data are correctly captured in the study database and assist with routine data analysis;
      • Assist with the interpretation of laboratory results from the PHIA project and provide feedback on ways to improve/streamline lab procedures and systems;
      • Assist the PHIA team to develop strategies to ensure timely reporting of results to study participants;




    • Review weekly laboratory reports provided by the laboratory subcontractor, and assist the Project Director with preparing regular progress reports;
    • Represent ICAP in discussions with national stakeholders and assess ways in which national capacity to process samples can be developed and strengthened;
    • Liaise with laboratory technical staff in ICAP NY Headquarters (HQs), and CDC Rwanda.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master’s degree in a relevant scientific field strongly preferred
    • Minimum 2 years of related experience in providing laboratory technical expertise in HIV surveys.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with partners, staff, and colleagues with a high level of tact, diplomacy and confidentiality.
    • Ability to prioritize, acts independently, work under deadlines, and implement several tasks at once.

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND OTHER SKILLS:

    • 5+ years of experience managing a clinical or research laboratory;
    • PhD in laboratory sciences
    • Extensive knowledge and experience in design, implementation and management of laboratory services in HIV programs;
    • Satellite lab QA and QI experience
    • Knowledge/experience of procurement procedures and equipment/supply/stock tracking and inventory;
    • Experience with lab-related data management systems;
    • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly Excel;
    • Excellent interpersonal, management, and communication skills.

    TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

    • May require periodic trips to partner sites, conferences and/or off site meetings within Rwanda(requiring overnight stay of up to two days);

    MODE OF APPLICATION

    Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should email their applications, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter to: icap-jobs-rwanda@cumc.columbia.edu .on or before October 30th, 2017

    Please indicate position being applied for in the subject line and do not attach certificates.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    NOTE: These are local hire positions and the successful candidates will be employees of ICAP in Rwandaand subject to the local terms and conditions of employment which includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

    ICAP is an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion and a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.




    Job at ICAP : Finance & Administration Director (Deadline: 30 October 2017)

    MSPH Rwanda

    Global Health Action

    Finance & Administration Director

    Position Summary:The Finance and Administration Director will oversee the overall financial and administrative operations of, as well as office management duties, for ICAP activities in Rwanda, including the CDC–fundedprojectConduct of National (Population-Based) HIV/AIDS Impact Survey in Rwanda. Under the supervision of the Project Director (PD), the Finance and Administration Director will be responsible for ensuring that financial management, personnel, administrative, and contractual operations systems are conducted according to ICAP regulations, standard operating procedures, and good business practices.

    Major Accountabilities:

      • Establish and oversee all office functions, including negotiating office lease, procuring office furniture, equipment and vehicles, and hiring/managing admin and finance staff.
      • Oversee all project-specific financial planning, budgeting, and reporting.
      • Prepare accurate project budgets; track expenses; oversee payroll, benefits, and reimbursements; ensure that required project financial controls and cost performance monitoring mechanisms are in place and adhered to; prevent over-expenditure of budgets; ensure proper safeguards of funds; and ensure compliance with established U.S. Government and ICAP financial and accounting procedures.
      • Apply detailed financial reporting and project cost reimbursement process in accordance with established financial system.
      • In collaboration with the PD, manage all local sub-awards and ensure sub-awardees’ compliance and reporting.
      • Provide guidance and support for contract development and management.
      • Record and document all financial transactions into an approved ICAP Field Expense Accounting System and submit timely monthly reports.
      • Maintain current standing with all mandated tax and registrations, including submission of payments and required reports.




    • Oversee local procurements and execute all approved payments for local vendors, contractors, and consultants for goods and services received, in accordance with the laws and regulations of CDC, as well as with ICAP and USG regulations.
    • Assist in the preparation and management of project budgets and pipeline expenditures.
    • Maintain inventories and controls over project office fixed assets (e.g. computer equipment).
    • Manage timesheets for staff, ensuring timely submission, approval, accuracy, and filing.
    • Prepare country activity travel advances and process travel claims, and work with country program staff to resolve accounting related issues.
    • Maintain an effective office country filing system.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Education:Master’s Degree in finance and accounting, certified public accountant or equivalent

    Experience, Skills, and Qualifications:

    • At least seven years of experience in a senior administrative position with advanced bookkeeping responsibilities.
    • Demonstrated experience managing PEPFAR, or other donor-financed projects.
    • Strong familiarity and command of USG regulations and compliance, as well as supervisory and management skills.
    • Computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications and Quickbooks.
    • Experience developing and interpreting standard financial reports (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow) and creation of Journal entries preferred.

    English fluency required, including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading, and the ability to conduct business.

    Application Instructions

    Please send an application letter and CV by email with subject title “PHIA Project – POSITION TITLE” to icap-jobs-rwanda@cumc.columbia.edu. On or before October 30th, 2017. Please do not submit certificates online. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.





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