Columbia University Senior Technical Specialist in New York, New York

Job TitleSenior Technical Specialist

Job Code Title

Job Requisition Number 096255

Department 8231- ICP ICAP

Location Medical Center

Job Type Officer Full-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit

If temporary, indicate duration

Hours Per Week

Job Family Project/Program Management/Planning

Salary Grade Officer 106

Salary Range

Advertised Summary Job Description Reporting directly to the Director, Survey Design and Implementation, the Senior Technical Specialist is responsible for managing the headquarters (HQ) and regional office (RO) technical aspects of specific population-based surveys. The Senior Technical Specialist will provide technical direction and support to PEPFAR, Ministries of Health and other local partners to design and implement population-based surveys in order to assess the impact of PEPFAR-supported HIV prevention, care and treatment programs.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant - Minimum five (5) years of experience working on international public health projects either in the headquarters of an international organization or in resource-limited settings.

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of programs and services for HIV care and treatment or related programs in resource-limited settings.

  • Demonstrated experience designing and conducting population-based surveys.

  • Excellent communication, writing and quantitative skills including the development of measurable objectives, operational plans and measurable indicators/targets for public health programs and projects.

  • Demonstrated experience establishing, growing and maintaining effective working relationships with donors, implementing partners and other stakeholders;

  • Demonstrated experience in working in project-based environments requiring the management of multiple and often overlapping priorities and deadlines. Experience working independently with a minimum of supervision and also working in a team-based environment functioning as part of a technical assistance team;

  • Fluency in English (speaking, reading and writing).

Special Instructions

Preferred Qualifications Doctoral level degree in medicine, public health, tropical medicine, epidemiology, health management or related field.

Fluency and proficiency in French, Spanish or Portuguese is a strong advantage

Experience working on US Government, in particular CDC, funded projects

Essential Functions - Manage all HQ and RO aspects of planning, developing, implementing and evaluating population-based surveys and HIV impact evaluations for ICAP; (10%)

  • Coordinate internally within ICAP on the development of budgets and tracking of finances related to population-based survey and impact evaluation activities; (20%)

  • Serve as the technical link with and liaison to the funder, Ministries of Health, direct implementing partners and other collaborating local partners to generate evaluation protocols, informed consent forms, Standard Operating Procedures, work plans, corresponding budgets, training programs and evaluation plans; (20%)

  • Participate as ICAP's technical lead in monthly and quarterly project planning and evaluation meetings with corresponding CDC/USG staff and local partners, as appropriate; (20%)

  • Lead and/or assist the PI, CDC staff, and local collaborators in the generation and presentation of project reports, publications and presentations; (20%)

  • Perform other related duties as directed. (10%)

Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.)

Special Indications

This position works with:

HIPAA Compliance training required No Response

Participation in Medical Surveillance required No Response

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

Requisition Open Date 01-13-2019

Requisition Close Date

Quick Link

EEO Statement Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

Local Hiring Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

This organization is a federal contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended by the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, 38 U.S.C. 4212 (VEVRAA). The final rules now require contractors and subcontractors to invite applicants to self-identify as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities.

You can update your demographic information by logging in and clicking on "EDIT APPLICATION".

The information is being requested on a voluntary basis, and will be kept confidential. Refusal to provide this information will not subject the applicant to any adverse treatment, and will not be used in a manner inconsistent with the act.