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

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

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


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:

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


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   . On or before October 30th, 2017 Please do not submit certificates online. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.


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