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A major global health organization that has been improving public health in countries around the world for nearly two decades, ICAP works to transform the health of populations through innovation, science, and global collaboration. With projects in more than 30 countries, ICAP works side-by-side with ministries of health and local governmental, non-governmental, academic, and community partners to confront some of the world’s greatest health challenges. Through evidence-informed programs, meaningful research, tailored technical assistance, effective training and education programs, and rigorous surveillance to measure and evaluate the impact of public health interventions, ICAP aims to realize a global vision of healthy people, empowered communities, and thriving societies.


ICAP transforms the health of populations through innovation, research, and global collaboration.


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Contact Tracer

Apply now Job no: 493058
Work type: Temporary Part-Time
Location: USA (non-CU jobs)
Categories: Technical/Clinical/Quality Improvement/Training

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 Contact Tracer - USA. The incumbent will be responsible to perform contact tracing for COVID-19 cases identified through the Columbia University SARS-CoV-2 testing program. The position is a part time temporary (up to 12 months) position, with flexible and varying hours each week. The Contact Tracer will reach out to persons diagnosed with COVID-19 and contacts through telephone contact and in person meetings. The incumbent will conduct assessments with cases and contacts and refers all to appropriate information and services. The Contact Tracer will be responsible to conduct COVID-19 case interviews and contact tracing using a trauma-informed, culturally respectful approach that builds trust and facilitates the free sharing of information.

ICAP seeks highly qualified and experienced candidates to fill the Contact Tracer position as soon as possible The successful candidate will hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have ability to understand the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities. The incumbent will have the ability and willingness to visit clients at their homes and/or in the field when necessary. 

The Contact Tracer will have a demonstrated commitment to supporting/working to advance public and ability to show empathy and be nonjudgmental towards distressed individuals. The incumbent will also have experience navigating computer systems, utilizing databases for searches and ability to comply with data integrity and security policies, safeguarding all personal identifiable information.

To view a full detailed job description, please click here - Download File Contact Tracer_COVID 19.pdf

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.

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