ICAP (Columbia University) Job Vacancies

ICAP is a global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP has worked since 2003 with one central goal: to improve the health of families and communities.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1.)  Laboratory Advisor

Location: Taraba

Deadline: 10th September, 2021

Requirements
Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or its equivalent.

Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years experience in laboratory practice in the Health Sector preferably in a national or state leadership position with specific experience in HIV-related assays for PEPFAR programs.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in laboratory management, quality assurance, quality control, biosafety, document development, specimen management and use of electronic information systems within a laboratory context in resource-limited settings
  • Knowledge/experience of procurement procedures and equipment/supply/stock tracking and inventory management.
  • Demonstrated experience building the capacity of individuals and teams for laboratory systems optimization in HIV programs.
  • Experience with lab-related data management systems including but not limited to Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal, management, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Fluent English oral and written communication skills; ability to interact professionally in English and oversee development of comprehensive program reports

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel within Taraba State, Nigeria conducting site visits with occasional travel outside of assigned state.

Application Closing Date
10th September, 2021; W. Central Africa Standard Time.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

2.) Clinical Officer

Location: Taraba

Deadline: 7th September, 2021

Position Summary

  • 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 serve as Clinical Officer – Nigeria.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for the provision of direct technical assistance at the service delivery level with the goal of achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control, improve prevention, HIV case finding and treatment programming.

Requirements

  • The successful candidate will hold an advanced degree (MBBS or international equivalent) required and;
  • A minimum of Three (3) years of experience post NYSC experience; experience in the management of HIV care and treatment projects in resource limited setting preferred.
  • The incumbent will have a demonstrated track record working on US Government-supported PEPFAR programs including program planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • The Clinical Officer will also have experience working effectively as a part of diverse staff teams, and contributing to successful collaborations with donors, host-country ministries of health, and civil society.

Application Closing Date
7th September, 2021; W. Central Africa Standard Time.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

3.) Quality Improvement Officer

Location: Taraba

Deadline: 7th September, 2021

Major Accountabilities
The State Quality Improvement Officer will:

  • Be responsible for day-to-day implementation, monitoring and evaluation of QI initiatives in RISE-supported sites through active collaboration with the designated focal persons in the Taraba State Project Implementation Team (SPIU).
  • Deliver face-to-face and virtual trainings and workshops sessions, on site QI coaching and contribute to evaluating training sessions, workshops, webinars, and other training projects.
  • Establish structures for delivering QI activities at facility and state level; including QI management systems, QI teams, QI meetings, QI champions and QI dashboards or bulletins for relevant audiences.
  • Coach facility QI teams to institutionalize and routinely update paper and digital dashboards to visualize outputs and outcomes of QI projects initiated to optimize program performance.
  • Support site level QI assessments, projects and collaboratives like SIMS, Mortality Reviews, Waiting time analyses and patient satisfaction surveys.
  • Routinely attend and provide appropriate technical leadership in program meetings, executing resolutions within her/his purview.
  • Track availability and routine use of QI related tools and charts in supported facilities.
  • Work closely with the State Ministry of Health, SPIU team and other relevant Stakeholders to strengthen State capacity for high impact Quality Improvement, Supportive Supervision and Training as well as Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) strategies.
  • Carry out any other QI-related tasks as may be assigned by the State Epidemic Control Advisor and the Senior Quality Improvement and Innovation Advisor.

Requirements
Education:

  • An advanced university Degree (MBBS, RN, MPH) in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or related field.

Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience and demonstrated expertise in the implementation of relevant HIV and QI program activities
  • Experience participating in quality improvement projects using the Model for Improvement or similar methods is preferred.
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR and Government of Nigeria standards for QI in HIV programs.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel are required.
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills
  • Fluent English oral and written communication skills; and ability to interact professionally in English.

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel within assigned state supporting capacity building, building facility QI systems, stakeholder relationship management and implementing QI activities.

Application Closing Date
7th September, 2021; W. Central Africa Standard Time.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

4.) Laboratory Officer

Location: Taraba

Deadline: 7th September, 2021

Requirements
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or its equivalent.

Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • At least three (3) years’ experience in laboratory systems optimization and service delivery management within the context of PEPFAR HIV programs.
  • Experience in PEPFAR laboratory commodity procurement procedures and equipment as well as stock tracking and inventory management required.
  • Experience with lab-related data management systems including but not limited to Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) preferred.
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal, management, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Fluent English oral and written communication skills; ability to interact professionally in English and oversee development of comprehensive program reports

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel within Taraba state in Nigeria conducting site visitswith occasional travel outside of assigned state.

Application Closing Date
7th September, 2021; W. Central Africa Standard Time.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

5.)  Epidemic Control Advisor

Location: Taraba

Deadline: 7th September, 2021

Requirements
Education:

  • An Advanced Degree (MBBS or international equivalent) with MPH or other post graduate qualification preferred.

Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV-related programs for expanded care and treatment, prevention, and surveillance in resource-limited settings,
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in HIV care and treatment, and excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature in HIV treatment and track record working on US Government-supported PEPFAR programs.
  • Experience in managing regional stakeholders in SMOHs, allied ministries, departments and agencies as well as non-governmental sectors for technical success and visibility of PEPFAR programs.
  • Experience in leading clinical program support teams within the context and urgencies of the Nigerian HIV Surge strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience in training, mentoring, and supervision of multi-cultural facility and community based clinical and program teams (including institutionalization of relevant review meetings at service delivery level).
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience working in resource limited settings
  • Strong computer skills with competencies in MS Office Suite required.
  • Fluent English oral and written communication skills; ability to interact professionally in English and oversee the production of comprehensive program reports.

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel within Taraba State, Nigeria conducting site visits for capacity building and program monitoring activities.
  • Occasional travel outside assigned state based on program requirements.

Application Closing Date
7th September, 2021; W. Central Africa Standard Time.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Author: Greg