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Director of Prevention Services (Expiration 21/06/2019)


The Director of Prevention Services provides day-to-day leadership of ICAP’s portfolio of HIV programs and research, leading the program team that includes over 100 staff. The position oversees the entire program unit and requires a high level of technical, analytical and managerial abilities and experiences. The Director of Prevention Services is the primary technical point of contact with in-country CDC, national government counterparts, and partner institutions and is responsible to foster partnerships and collaborative relationships between ICAP, CDC, and other stakeholders. S/he oversees a team to ensure that deliverable and targets are completed on time, within budget, and in line with donor requirements.

This position is grant funded.


  • Oversee all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project implementation, including reporting, budget development and expenditure monitoring, execution of project plans, and project performance monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ensure effective implementation and coordination of project activities and monitor progress toward the achievement of project goals and objectives.
  • In collaboration with key personnel, both in country and New York, develop, execute and continually update the strategic plan for the projects.
  • Lead the design of interventions while ensuring the quality and maximum sustainability of all initiatives through effective pre-service education and capacity building programs.
  • Lead the development of innovative approaches for community-based HIV prevention, care, and treatment for PLHIV and KVP.
  • Manage a large project team of highly qualified staff, aligning their efforts with project goals and supervise their progress.
  • Lead the annual work planning process and contribute to planning meetings with the donor.
  • Represent the project in all technical matters pertaining to the execution of project-related activities including interactions with senior level representatives of partner and stakeholder institutions.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of project activities and results to the donor.
  • Present progress, achievements, briefing documents and lessons learned to key stakeholders, including the donor, government officials, and other implementing partners.
  • Collaborate with other technical staff on any proposed new projects related to HIV, and oversee research and evaluation agendas related to FIKIA.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by supervisor.



  • PhD or Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, or related discipline or MD.
  • Technical Experience: Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in the design and implementation of large-scale HIV programs in Tanzania or other sub-Saharan African countries.
  • Demonstrated experience with developing and executing work plans and budgets.
  • Experience managing donor financed projects with a strong command of USG regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Leadership Experience: Minimum 4+ years’ experience directly supervising a multidisciplinary team of public health professionals.
  • Proven record of excellent management, leadership, team building, decision-making, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with various stakeholders at the national or regional levels in resource-constrained settings.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.


  • Experience with CDC funded Projects.
  • Experience with community-based and/or KVP-focused HIV programs.
  • Excellent analytical skills; experience with statistical software.
  • Fluency in Kiswahili.


  • Up to 30% in intervention regions


Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and CV by 21st June, 2019 via email to icap-jobs-tanzania@columbia.edu, mentioning in the subject line the Position Title “Director of Prevention Services”.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do NOT attach any certificates when submitting online.


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