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Country » Lesotho

Clinical Advisor

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works as part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for supporting health- systems strengthening of TB and HIV prevention, care and treatment at national, district and health-facility level.
  • Provides direct technical TB/HIV assistance to MOH, DHMT, and health workers supported by the work plan. Such assistance might include training of staff, facilitation of community linkages, patient/service flow analysis and development of policies and protocols.
  • Supports the capacity building of district and facility personnel to enhance their performance in the technical planning, management and evaluation of TB and HIV programs.
  • Supports and conducts training of multidisciplinary teams at each site to implement care and treatment services.
  • Serves as a resource for the evaluation of ongoing programs and in the subsequent development of new and/or expanded programs for the care and treatment of HIV, TB and TB/HIV-coinfection.
  • Helps guide the development or refinement of materials and conducts trainings related to HIV, TB and TB/HIV-coinfection care and treatment, including clinical guidelines, protocols, algorithms, drug formularies, training materials and monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Works closely and in collaboration with other partners to maximize partnership strengths and effectively collaborate to implement program goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Medical Degree is required.
  • Extensive clinical experience in care and treatment of TB, HIV and HIV/TB-coinfection.
  • Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature on TB and HIV treatment.
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in TB/HIV and public health programs, with 3+ years’ experience in TB/HIV programs at facility level.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and analytical capabilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly proficient in relevant computer applications, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Must be willing to travel 50% of the time throughout Lesotho.

    How to apply:

    Please send cover letter and CV to icap-jobs-lesotho [at] columbia.edu.

    Please indicate you are applying for position "Clinical Advisor" in the subject line of your e-mail.

    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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    Country » Mozambique

    Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

    Major Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and provide leadership to ensure effective design, review and implementation of the program’s operational plan, including identification of project outputs, performance indicators, and targets
  • Design and oversee implementation of M&E systems to collect, manage, and analyze data for reporting progress towards the Project’s objectives
  • Ensure routinely collected data summaries are available in user-friendly format for regular use by technical managers for program monitoring, evaluation, and report writing
  • Support ICAP provincial M&E teams to design and implement essential process indicators and the means to track progress in relation to targets, including user-friendly tracking formats and systems for recording, compiling, storing processing and reporting information
  • Ensure efficient systems in place for program staff to collect and compile relevant and concise information for routine project reports and special reports as required
  • In coordination with the SI and Research Unit manager and Clinical Systems Unit manager and Technical staff, prepare consolidated reports including concise narratives and relevant tables and/or graphs to meet report requirements for all donors and stakeholders
  • Ensure robust electronic systems are in place to manage and use aggregate and patient level data
  • Train and mentor ICAP M&E staff in M&E at all levels, including central and regional office personnel
  • Lead ICAP MZ’s efforts to build capacity among local NGO, and Ministry of Health personnel in the area of monitoring and evaluation
  • Consult with PEPFAR and other stakeholders to establish a transparent, reliable, and valid M&E system that can easily be tracked and verified
  • Carry out other duties and special assignments, as requested

    Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Development, Research or the host country equivalent in Social Science, Statistics, or relevant field

    Experience, Skills & Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least five (5) years of experience in M&E at the management level
  • Demonstrated skills and experience coordinating the development of comprehensive M&E frameworks, including performance indicators and benchmarks, to enable effective project monitoring
  • Demonstrated skills and experience designing, managing, and implementing results-based M&E and use of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and measurement.
  • Field-oriented and comfortable with a team approach to program implementation and able to manage several major activities simultaneously;
  • Excellent communication skills to negotiate with government officials, physicians, other health professional, and international donors, as well as with technical and administrative staff;
  • Advanced computer skills, including ability to rapidly process and analyze data using the following: MS Excel, MS Access, SPSS and/or SAS, and Epi-Info Windows;
  • Advanced knowledge of electronic medical records systems and deployment of database systems for patient monitoring an asset.
  • Strong research skills
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Portuguese

    How to apply:

    Application Instructions:

    Note: This is a local hire position and the successful candidate will be an employee of ICAP in Mozambique and subject to the local terms and conditions of employment which includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

    Please send an application letter and CV by email with a subject title "M&E Manager" to icaphr [at] columbia.org.mz.

    Please do not attach any certificates when submitting on line. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

    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.

    ICAP at Columbia University http://icap.columbia.edu


    Country » Kenya

    Project Finance Manager

    Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all project-specific financial planning, budgeting, and reporting.
  • Prepare accurate project budgets, track expenses, 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 USG and headquarters’ financial and accounting procedures.
  • Apply detailed financial reporting and project costs reimbursement process in accordance with established financial system.
  • In collaboration with the COP, manage all project-related sub-grants to local grantees ensuring sub-awardees’ compliance and reporting.
  • Provide guidance and support for contracts development and management.
  • Ensure that funder resources are appropriately directed to project priorities and are in line with project work plans.
  • Manage cash flow, including funds transfers and petty cash.
  • Estimate upcoming cash needs and accrue expenditures as appropriate.
  • Issue and collect project advances.
  • Obtain authorization for and pay local costs.
  • Reconcile bank accounts and field advance accounts each month.
  • Record all financial transactions into an approved ICAP Field Expense Accounting System, and submit timely reports each month.
  • Maintain thorough documentation of all field financial transactions.
  • Ensure that all paid invoices agree with supporting documentation, including price quotes, purchase orders, and shipping receipts.
  • Apply internal systems for obtaining purchase approvals and use of assets ensuring the adequate application of internal controls.
  • Maintain current standing with all mandated tax and registrations, including submission of payments and required reports.
  • Oversee project-related local procurement and execute all approved payments for local vendors, contractors, and consultants for goods and services received, in accordance with the laws and regulations of Kenya, as well as with ICAP and funder regulations.
  • Assist in the preparation and management of project budgets and pipeline expenditures.
  • Maintain inventories and controls over project office fixed assets, such as furnishings and computer equipment.
  • Manage timesheets for office staff, ensuring timely submission, approval, accuracy, and filing.
  • Prepare country activity travel advances and process travel claims (TEFs) and work with country program staff to resolve accounting related issues.
  • Maintain an effective office country filing system for project-related documents, order and replenish office and stationery supplies, and manage the document courier service between Mombasa office and Nairobi.
  • Provide logistic support in booking staff and consultant travel and accommodations, and in processing required authorizations.
  • Provide support to country staff and consultants in coordinating appointments, preparing/disseminating materials, and translating and formatting letters, technical documents, reports, and presentations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Education:

    Master’s Degree in finance and accounting and certified public accountant or equivalent.

    Experience, Skills & Minimum Requires Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience managing USAID or other donor-financed projects.
  • Strong familiarity and command of USAID regulations and compliance.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in an independent administrative position with advanced bookkeeping responsibilities.
  • Work experience with projects supported by international organizations.
  • Computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel spreadsheets, word processing, and electronic mail along with data entry experience) and Quickbooks.
  • Demonstrated translation/interpretation skills and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and/or in a team environment, prioritizing tasks, and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience with organizing workshops and training courses and with preparing and monitoring budgets.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • English and Kiswahili fluency required, including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading, and the ability to conduct business in both languages.

    Experience, Skills & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and interpreting standard financial reports (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow) and creation of Journal entries preferred.

    How to apply:

    Application Instructions:

    NOTE: This is a local hire position and the successful candidate will be an employee of ICAP in Kenya and subject to the local terms and conditions of employment which includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

    Please send an application letter and CV by email with a subject title "Project Finance Manager" to: icap-jobs-kenya [at][columbia.edu.

    Please do not attach any certificates when submitting on line. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

    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.

    ICAP at Columbia University in Kenya http://icap.columbia.edu


    Chief of Party

    Major Responsibilities:

  • Work with technical and programmatic leads to ensure effective implementation and coordination of program activities and monitor progress toward the achievement of the project-specific program goals and objectives.
  • Harness human, material, and financial resources appropriate for the program.
  • Work with finance and program staff to develop and track program budgets.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of program activities and results to USAID.
  • Present progress, achievements, and lessons learned to key stakeholders, including funder, government, and other implementing partners.
  • Supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts with program goals.
  • Lead the annual work planning process associated with the project.
  • Provide technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of interventions.
  • Assure the quality of technical interventions at national and provincial level.
  • Assure the sustainability of interventions, particularly in the area of capacity building.
  • Advise regional/provincial counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant technical advisory groups with counterparts and partner institutions.
  • Troubleshoot to prevent and resolve potential problems and review outputs for quality control.
  • Represent the program in all matters pertaining to the execution of program-related activities before the Kenyan Government, USAID, and other partners, including interactions with the most senior levels representatives of these institutions.
  • Cultivate relationships with the Ministry of Public Health and Medical Services at all levels and across various departments.
  • Cultivate strategic relationships and alliances with the other USG partners and funders, including private sector partnerships.
  • Serve as the primary advocate for the program with the Kenyan Government and other national/international partners.
  • Increase the visibility of the program through representation at high-level visits with USAID, PEPFAR, and the Ministry of Health.
  • Prepare briefing documents on the program at the request of USAID and/or the Ministry of Health.

    Education:

  • Advanced degree in public health or relevant field.

    Experience, Skills & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum ten (10) years of senior level experience in program development, implementation, and management of health programs.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of senior level experience working with the Kenya Ministry of Health, preferably at the National and Provincial level.
  • Demonstrated experience managing USAID or other donor-financed projects.
  • Strong familiarity and command of USAID regulations and compliance.
  • Proven track record of directing, motivating, and managing project teams composed of technical experts, program managers, and administrative staff.
  • Strong communication and advocacy skills.
  • Previous experience of successfully managing relationships with governments, donors, and other partners in a complex political environment.
  • Background and expertise in HIV, malaria, TB, and maternal and newborn health.
  • Extensive field experience in Kenya.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; fluency in Kiswahili.
  • Requirement to travel throughout Kenya and internationally.

    How to apply:

    Application Instructions:

    NOTE: This is a local hire position and the successful candidate will be an employee of ICAP in Kenya and subject to the local terms and conditions of employment which includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

    Please send an application letter and CV by email with a subject title "Chief of Party" to: icap-jobs-kenya [at] columbia.edu.

    Please do not attach any certificates when submitting on line. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

    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.

    ICAP at Columbia University in Kenya http://icap.columbia.edu

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