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Project Coordinator (Expiration 28/04/2019)


In partnership with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ICAP will conduct Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA) in specific PEPFAR-supported countries. Each PHIA will define the status of the national HIV epidemic, guide allocation of resources based on evidence, and integrate capacity building of Lesotho stakeholders in the design, conduct, analysis, and use of PHIAs.

ICAP, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is planning to conduct a PHIA to estimate the population-level impact of the national HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in Lesotho. In addition to providing important programmatic information to the MoHCC and relevant stakeholders, this assessment of the national HIV program is of great value to HIV researchers and public health experts around the world.

More details on ICAP’s PHIA Project may be found at: https://phia.icap.columbia.edu/

Reporting to the Lesotho PHIA Project Director, the Project Coordinator, Lesotho PHIA will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of a national population-level HIV impact assessment (PHIA) in Lesotho. The Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all of the PHIA’s day-to-day activities in Lesotho, coordinate and support the field team, oversee the activities of sub-contractors, and support the overall implementation of the PHIA. The incumbent will support the training of staff on the study protocol, procedures, policies, relevant regulations and also ensure that the study protocol, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and other relevant policies and regulations are being followed. The Project Coordinator will report study site progress and maintain study regulatory files.

The Project Coordinator will provide oversight and management of specific Lesotho PHIA staff, to be determined.

This position is grant funded.



  • Support all aspects of the PHIA project, including protocol development and implementation, institutional review board submissions and maintenance of regulatory files;
  • Assist with recruiting, training and supervision of other ICAP PHIA project staff, as needed;
  • Understand and adhere to the protocol, SOPs, and other appropriate regulations, procedures and policies; assist in drafting and revising SOPs and training manuals, as needed;
  • Design and implement a detailed deployment and monitoring plans for the field teams in collaboration with the Technical Director and Lab Advisor.
  • Conduct frequent field visits to ensure timely recruitment of participants and collection of high-quality data;
  • Participate actively in the field monitoring (regular visits of the field teams during the data collection)
  • Prepare a weekly report of the teams’ performance during the data collection period.
  • Ensure that PHIA staff maintain confidentiality of study participants and adhere to principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and ethics of human subjects research;
  • Liaise with, support and coordinate outside contractors to ensure timely completion of contracted scopes of work while adhering to GCP and protection of human subjects research;
  • Liaise with representatives from the Ministries of Health (MoH) and CDC to discuss progress of the project and to address any challenges or issues that arise during conduct of the project;
  • Support communication needs of local and international investigators through organizing meetings, conference calls, and regular interactions;
  • Prepare progress and other reports and study documents, as assigned;
  • Participate in the preparation of scientific analyses, abstracts and publications;
  • Assist with capacity building workshops;
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


  • Requires an MPH or equivalent professional degree


  • 3-5 years of research experience as a Project Coordinator;
  • Experience supervising project teams;
  • Demonstrated experience working in low-resource settings;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in local language.


  • Periodic domestic travel throughout Lesotho to support the planning and implementation of the PHIA Project.


Please send an application letter and CV by email with a subject title “PHIA Project – Project Coordinator” to ICAP-Jobs-Lesotho@cumc.columbia.edu. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting on line. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

NOTE: This is a local hire position (i.e., candidates must be eligible to work in Lesotho) and the successful candidate will be an employee of ICAP in Lesotho and subject to the local terms and conditions of employment which includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

ICAP is an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion and a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

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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