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ICAP is a global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP has worked since 2003 with one central goal: to improve the health of families and communities.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Surveillance Lead

Job No: 492859

Location: Abuja Capital Territory
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Categories: Strategic Information/Surveillance/Monitoring & Evaluation

Position Summary

ICAP at Columbia University seeks experienced and qualified experts to serve as Surveillance Lead for several proposed CDC-funded projects related to improving and protecting global health security (GHS) through developing capacities of government health ministries, institutions, and local partners; strengthening health information and surveillance systems and promoting initiatives that support International Health Regulation core competencies.

ICAP is recruiting five Surveillance Leads who will oversee all aspects of the surveillance systems strengthening component of the CDC-funded projects.

Reporting to the Project Director, s/he will be responsible for building and/or improving a robust health surveillance system with the goal of identifying and reporting potential epidemics and events of concern to public health such as outbreaks, intentional or accidental releases of dangerous pathogens at the national and/or international levels to enhance rapid and effective response mechanisms.

The Surveillance Lead positions will be based in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania. The positions are subject to a successful funding application and final approval by the CDC.

Major Accountabilities

Responsible for the overall technical, operational and administrative management of the surveillance systems strengthening component of the CDC-funded project

Ensures that all project activities and objectives are carried out and aligned with the GHS as well as the requirements of IHR (2005) and other national and international standards.

Designs and conducts monitoring, evaluation, and quality improvement assessments needed to ensure that surveillance systems activities and deliverables are on track and adhere to donor and key stakeholder requirements.

Serves as the focal person as well as a technical representative for all surveillance systems strengthening aspects within the project as well as with CDC and other external stakeholders and partners.

Ensures that technical assistance, mentoring, and capacity building with government counterparts and key stakeholders on surveillance and epidemiologic systems and methods are provided.

Oversees the design and conduct of surveillance-related implementation training, capacity building, mentoring, and other and continuous improvement activities for staff, relevant government ministries, and partners supported by the project.

Ensures that relevant project reporting, documentation, and publications on surveillance systems are technically sound and are disseminated timely and appropriately.

In close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Lead and other project team members, provides technical guidance and direction on strategies and approaches in collecting, analyzing, reporting, and using quality surveillance data.

Leads data mapping processes to generate trends and visualization tools and dashboards to improve decision making.

Leads the development, improvement, and dissemination of standard operating procedures, guidelines, policies, training materials and job aids, and other materials concerning surveillance activities supported by the project.

Requirements

Education: Advanced degree in Public and Health, International Development, with a specialization in epidemiology, infectious disease detection, surveillance, and diagnostics.
Experience, Skills, and Minimum Qualifications:

At least 7 years of progressive experience in national/international infectious disease surveillance with a focus on spatial analyses, cost analyses, and strategies for capacity-building at national and/or international levels.

At least 5 years of which were spent in a senior project leadership role.
Demonstrated experience in implementing field-based surveillance methodologies, which includes analysis of epidemiological investigation data using new or existing methodologies and techniques.

Experience working in international health or development organizations or projects related to any or all of the following: global health security, global health programs through health systems strengthening, integrated health service delivery, capacity building, strategic health information system strengthening, surveillance, emergency response, in resource-limited context.

Ability to analyze issues, draw valid conclusions, and make recommendations; to prepare and present comprehensive statistical and narrative reports; to conduct effective presentations
Strong knowledge of statistical and database software, including SAS and MS Access, preferred
Extensive knowledge and understanding of national, regional, and/or international public health issues.

Demonstrated competence working within CDC or agencies with similar regulations and procedures.

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

Proven ability to write technical reports and program documents and deliver presentations.
Fluent English oral and written communication skills.

Willingness to travel regionally/locally or overseas approximately 40% of the time

Application Closing Date
20th April, 2020.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Laboratory Lead

Job no: 492879

Location: Abuja
Work Type: Regular Full-Time
Categories: Technical / Clinical / Quality Improvement / Training

Position Summary

ICAP at Columbia University seeks experienced and qualified experts to serve as Laboratory Lead for several proposed CDC-funded projects related to improving and protecting global health security through developing capacities of government health ministries, institutions, and local partners; strengthening health information and surveillance systems and promoting initiatives that support International Health Regulation core competencies

ICAP is recruiting five Laboratory Leads who will oversee all aspects of the laboratory systems strengthening component of the CDC-funded project

Reporting to the Project Director, s/he will provide laboratory technical and operational leadership and guidance as well as capacity building of staff, partners, and key stakeholders of the project to deliver quality laboratory services in support of the global health security agenda.

The Laboratory Lead positions will be based in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania. The positions are subject to a successful funding application and final approval by the CDC.

Major Account-abilities

Responsible for the overall technical and operational activities of the laboratory systems component of the project.

Ensures that all activities and objectives of the project related to laboratory systems components are carried out and achieved.

Serves as the point person for all laboratory systems related information and communication within the project as well as with CDC and other external stakeholders and partners.

Designs and conducts monitoring, evaluation, and quality improvement assessments needed to ensure that laboratory systems targets and deliverables are on track and adhere to donor and key stakeholder requirements.

Ensures that relevant project reporting, documentation, and publications on laboratory systems are technically sound and are disseminated timely and appropriately.

Oversees the selection, procurement, distribution and maintenance of equipment, supplies, and instruments of laboratories supported by the CDC-funded project

Provides guidance and direction on training, mentoring, and other capacity building and continuous improvement activities for laboratory staff, relevant government ministries, and other partners supported by the project.

Leads the development and/or improvement and dissemination of procedures (e.g., testing, specimen collection, etc.), guidelines, policies, procurement chains, and other SOPs needed by the project.

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Ensures laboratory staff adhere to requirements of national and international minimum standards that support core global health security priorities.

Qualifications
Education:

An Advanced Degree in Laboratory Medicine, Biological Sciences, or relevant field.
Experience, Skills, and Minimum Qualifications:

At least 7 years of progressive experience in large clinical and public health laboratory settings in the following areas: microbiology, laboratory quality control, and quality assurance systems, implementation, and management.

At least 5 years of which were spent in a senior or project leadership role.

Experience working in international health or development organizations or projects related to any or all of the following: global health security, global health programs through health systems strengthening, integrated health service delivery, capacity building, strategic health information system strengthening, surveillance, emergency response, in resource-limited context.

Prior experience with relevant technical laboratory procedures related to HIV/AIDS, TB, and/or other communicable diseases.

Demonstrated experience in developing national laboratory policies, strategic and operational plans, guidelines, and manuals.

Demonstrated experience in quality assurance, quality control, protocol development, specimen management, and electronic information systems within a laboratory context.

Experience implementing laboratory accreditation and laboratory strengthening programs.
Competent in the development and implementation of work plans, M&E activities, and reports.
Proven ability to effectively mentor and advise laboratory professionals; experience overseeing the training of staff engaged in laboratory activities and improvements.

Ability to liaise with senior MOH and county government officials as well as senior members of the donor community.

Demonstrated competence working within CDC or agencies with similar regulations and procedures

Extensive knowledge and understanding of the country context in general and public health situation, in particular, is required

Fluent English oral and written communication skills

Willingness to travel regionally/locally or overseas up to approximately 40% of the time.
Application Closing Date

20th April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Project Director

Job No.: 492869
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Full Time
Categories: Program Management / Implementation / Support

Position Summary

ICAP at Columbia University seeks experienced and qualified experts to serve as Project Director (PD) for several proposed CDC-funded projects related to improving and protecting global health security through developing capacities of government health ministries, institutions, and local partners; strengthening health information and surveillance systems; and promoting initiatives that support International Health Regulations (IHR) core competencies.

ICAP is recruiting five PDs who will provide strategic leadership, oversee the design, planning, and implementation of project activities, and lead a team of experts to successfully implement the CDC-funded projects.

Each PD will ensure that project activities are effectively supported in the technical, programmatic, financial, and administrative domains.

The PD positions will lead projects based in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania. The positions are subject to a successful funding application and final approval by the CDC.

Major Account-abilities

Provides strategic as well as technical, operational, financial, and administrative leadership to ensure the achievement of CDC-funded project goals and objectives.

Leads local efforts to improve the prevention of avoidable epidemics, including naturally occurring outbreaks and intentional or accidental releases.

Oversees activities aiming to improve the local ability to rapidly detect threats early, including detecting characterizing, and reporting emerging biological threats.

Ensures that the program strategy is technically sound and evidenced-based and that processes, approaches, and tools are aligned with the overall goal as well as with donor and key stakeholder requirements.

Ensures that surveillance-related activities are in accordance with IHR and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) guidelines.

In collaboration with laboratory specialists, strengthens national laboratory systems safely and accurately detecting epidemic-prone diseases from both known and unknown threats nationwide.

Provides technical assistance and support to strengthen the multidisciplinary local workforce for prevention, detection, and response activities through supporting capacity building, training, mentoring, and supportive supervision initiatives.

Leads efforts to improve the management and effective coordination of the response to outbreaks and emergencies utilizing coordinated multisectoral responses across all levels.

Establishes, manages, and develops technical, operational, and administrative staff and teams, including identifying and defining their counterparts within relevant government health ministries and partners.

Oversees all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project management and administration, including reporting, financial transactions, execution of project plans, and project performance monitoring and evaluation

Acts as the project representative and serves as the contact person with USG and other key stakeholders in local and international fora.

Establishes and ensures a smooth relationship and flow of communication with government partners and other stakeholders to improve the interconnected global network that can respond rapidly and effectively to biological threats of international concern.

Increases the visibility of the project through representation at high-level visits with donors and other stakeholders.

Leads the production and dissemination of relevant project findings and analysis, reports, publications, and other communications.

Qualifications
Education:

Advanced degree in Public Health, Public Administration or related fields.
Experience, Skills, and Minimum Qualifications:

At least 10 years of experience leading or directing large-scale multi-million dollar, multi-country international health or development projects in resource-limited contexts related to any or all of the following areas: global health security, global health programs through health systems strengthening, integrated health service delivery, capacity building, strategic health information system strengthening, surveillance, emergency response.

Demonstrated understanding of the Global Health Security Agenda Joint External Evaluation (JEE) indicators, outbreak investigation, and response.

Proven capabilities in strategic and operational planning, managing a diverse team of technical and support staff as well as budgeting, managing, designing, implementing, and evaluating.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of the country context in general and public health situation, in particular, is required.

Demonstrated diplomatic and communication skills to liaise and advocate with governments, donors, thought leaders, and other key stakeholders and implementing agencies.

Demonstrated experience in facilitating the dissemination and use of population-based and/or facility-based data in developing countries

Demonstrated competence working within CDC or similar regulations and procedures
Proven experience in establishing working relationships and collaborating with the U.S.

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government, other bilateral and/or multilateral donor agencies, and with host-country governments

Proven ability to write technical reports and program documents and deliver presentations.
Willingness to travel regionally/locally or overseas up to 40% of the time.
Written and spoken English proficiency.
Application Closing Date
20th April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

The position is contingent upon availability of grant funding.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, or any other legally protected status.

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