ICAP at Columbia University, a global health leader situated within the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, seeks highly qualified candidates to be considered for the position of Country Director – ICAP in Tanzania.
ICAP has supported the public health response to HIV/AIDS and other major health challenges in Tanzania since 2004 through programs focused on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, public health surveillance, training, and research. The Country Director is based at the ICAP country office in Dar es Salaam and reports directly to the ICAP Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director. S/he serves as the primary ICAP representative in-country and is responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of ICAP programs of research, technical assistance, and training in Tanzania.
Currently, the Country Director oversees a national team of >250 staff based in multiple regions and a >$30m portfolio of innovative projects and activities, implemented in close collaboration with and in support of the Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Foremost among these projects is Fikia, a highly successful, comprehensive, multi-region, and multi-year community-based HIV/AIDS prevention, linkage, and retention project focused on key and priority populations, including adolescent girls and young women.
Successful applicants to the Country Director position will:
- Possess a MBChB/MD, PhD, MPH, or other relevant advanced degree in the field of public health or international development
- Possess a minimum eight (8) years of experience managing large international public health or human development programs, and at least 5 years of experience in leading and managing public health programs in resource limited settings
Relevant experience working on international public health projects funded through the U.S. Government (e.g., PEPFAR), other bilateral donors, major foundations, and multilateral organizations and experience working effectively as a part of and managing diverse staff teams and contributing to successful collaborations with donors, host-country ministries of health, and civil society.
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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.