Columbia University Senior Project Officer in New York, New York

Job TitleSenior Project Officer

Job Code Title

Job Requisition Number 096160

Department 8231- ICP ICAP

Location Medical Center

Job Type Officer Full-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit

If temporary, indicate duration

Hours Per Week 35

Job Family Project/Program Management/Planning

Salary Grade Officer 105

Salary Range Commensurate with experience

Advertised Summary Job Description Grant funded.


ICAP at Columbia University has received funding to provide technical assistance to Ministries of Health (MOH) and in-country implementing partners in seven sub-Saharan African countries to establish a Tracking with Recency Assays to Control the Epidemic (TRACE) program. Each TRACE program will monitor epidemic trends, inform rapid programmatic responses at national, local and individual levels and accelerate progress towards epidemic control. ICAP is tasked to provide technical assistance in scaling up the use of rapid recency assays at HIV testing sites and build data systems to capture recency data to characterize emerging hotspots and help target prevention interventions.

Reporting to the Project Director (PD) of the TRACE (Tracking with Recency Assays to Control the Epidemic) program, the Senior Project Officer provides broad operational and programmatic support to the development, implementation, and evaluation of project-related activities. The Senior Project Officer plays a key role in ensuring that the needs of the project both in New York and at country level are effectively supported, assists the Principal Investigator and PD to harmonize technical workplans, budgets and reports, and facilitates project-related communications, consultations, meetings and engagements.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant - Requires a Master's degree in Public Health, Public Administration or related discipline

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant - Minimum of five (5) years of experience working in program development, project implementation and monitoring/evaluation of health and development projects

  • Minimum of three (3) years in HIV/AIDS-related program development, implementation and monitoring in resource-limited international settings

  • Proven experience with management and monitoring of health and development programs, including identifying and addressing programmatic, financial, administrative, and logistics needs

  • Working knowledge of rules and regulations associated with US Government grants

  • Excellent oral/written communications, interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills

  • Demonstrated experience working in teams, as well as, working independently with minimum supervision

  • Competency in public speaking in order to present information to large audiences

  • French language proficiency

Special Instructions

Preferred Qualifications - Direct experience working on U.S. government-funded foreign assistance health programs

  • Proficiency in French, both written and oral


20%-Works with ICAP staff both in NY and in-country staff to develop, monitor and update work plans for activities associated with the TRACE project

20%- Coordinates the harmonization of TRACE-related funding (central and COP) and assists with the development of budgets, budget revisions and forecasts in line with approved work plans

20%- Supports the implementation of the TRACE project by organizing and facilitating regular communications, consultations, and meetings

10%- Ensures that project-related actions and requirements are addressed by relevant ICAP units

10%-Addresses queries or requests for reports or information from senior management, government funders and private donors

10%-Coordinates the development of content related to cooperative agreement continuation applications

10%- Performs other related duties, as assigned

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Special Indications

This position works with: There are no special indications for this position

HIPAA Compliance training required Yes

Participation in Medical Surveillance required No

What type of posting? Is this a waiver request? Standard Posting

Requisition Open Date 12-27-2018

Requisition Close Date Open Until Filled

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