Country Representative

Job no: 496736
Position type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Georgia
Division/Equivalent: Georgia
School/Unit: Operations
Categories: Operations

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ICAP at Columbia University, a global health leader situated within the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, seeks a Country Representative to be based in Tbilisi, Georgia. The incumbent will serve as the primary representative for ICAP in Georgia and will be responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of all ICAP activities implemented by ICAP in Georgia.

The Country Representative will lead a multidisciplinary team to achieve the project’s mission, vision, goals, and objectives. The Country Representative will also be responsible for managing all aspects of the country program, including technical, programmatic, and operational aspects, for managing optimal use of human, financial and physical resources, and for ensuring full compliance with donor regulations and requirements as well as Columbia University policies. The Country Representative will be responsible for developing and maintaining highly collaborative working relationships with representatives from the host government, academic institutions, donors, community groups, and other implementing and collaborating partners.

ICAP seeks highly qualified and experienced candidates to fill the Country Representative position by November 1, 2022. The successful candidate will hold an MD (or international equivalent), PhD, MPH, or other relevant advanced degree in the fields of public health or epidemiology and a Minimum five years of experience managing large international public health or development programs, with at least three years of experience in managing public health programs.

The detailed job description of this position can be found here: Download File Country Representative GEO JD.pdf

The incumbent will have demonstrated experience in public health program development, implementation, and monitoring in conflict settings. The candidate will have experience in surveillance of infectious diseases and/or experience managing public health training and/or education programs. The incumbent will also have a proven record of leading donor-funded projects that consistently achieve objectives and targets. In addition, the candidate will have a demonstrated experience leading or working on health and development projects supported by the US Government through PEPFAR, the Global Fund, the UN system agencies, foundations, or other bilateral donors.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and skills in public health diplomacy, negotiations, and cross-cultural communications.

The incumbent will have excellent oral presentation and writing skills, ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems, constraints, and issues relevant to project implementation and performance. The Country Representative will also have the proven ability to lead, manage, and mentor a culturally diverse team. The incumbent will be fluent in both English and Georgian.

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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