ICAP at Columbia University has received funding to provide technical assistance to ministries of health (MOH) and in-country implementing partners in several 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 Senior Project Officer, the Project Officer provides operational and administrative support for the TRACE team based at headquarters and regionally. The Project Officer plays a key role in assisting the Senior Project Officer and other team members to harmonize technical workplans, budgets and reports, facilitate project-related
Works with ICAP staff both in NY and in-country to develop, monitor and update work plans for activities associated with the TRACE project. - 10%
Assists with the development of budgets, budget revisions and forecasts in line with approved work plans - 10%
Supports the implementation of the TRACE project by organizing and facilitating regular communications, consultations, and meetings. - 10%
Develops and routinely maintains pertinent project planning and monitoring tools, calendars, etc. - 10-%
Liaises with relevant ICAP units to address project-related actions and requirements. - 20%
Contributes to and coordinates the compilation of information for progress reports, lessons and innovations, and other program materials for internal and external communication.- 10%
Supports the development of renewal/continuation applications and progress reports for TRACE. - 10-%
Assists in monitoring the progress of projects and activities towards the achievement of key objectives and deliverables, including identification of implementation challenges which may affect the quality of program performance. - 10%
Reviews and monitors project expenditures in collaboration with headquarter and field finance staff. 5%
Perform other related duties, as assigned. - 5%
Bachelor's Degree in public health, public administration or a related field, plus three years of related experience.
Minimum three years' experience supporting the management and operations of direct implementation or technical assistance projects related to public health or a health-related field.
Experience working as a team player in a fast-paced and regularly changing environment.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing and verbal communication skills.
Strong experience in the use of Microsoft office software programs including Excel spreadsheet
Experience in HIV or other health-related programming in developing country settings
Experience working with U.S. government-funded grants and contracts and knowledge of U.S. government rules and regulations.
Proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in French or relevant indigenous local languages.
Regular (up to 25%) international travel to field project sites
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