ICAP at Columbia University, a global health leader situated within Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, seeks highly qualified candidates to serve as Knowledge Management Officer (KMO) for a high-profile public health surveillance and impact assessment project.

The Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) project is a multi-year, multi-country Initiative funded by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In concert with CDC and national partners, ICAP leads the implementation of national, household based PHIA surveys, which are large, nationally representative surveys that provide home-based HIV counseling and testing with immediate return of results. The surveys also collect data on access to and uptake of treatment and prevention services for HIV and the number of recent HIV infections (i.e., incidence). PHIA surveys effectively serve as the HIV outcome and impact assessments stakeholders need to measure progress toward the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets and to measure HIV incidence and prevalence of viral load suppression, which will help stakeholders assess the effectiveness of past and current national HIV prevention and treatment programs.

The KMO oversees the refinement and expansion of KM systems supporting the PHIA project. This includes the establishment and maintenance of a project-specific knowledge sharing platform for the management of key, priority and sensitive project documentation accessible to ICAP project staff at all levels, collaborators from CDC and national partners.

The incumbent also works to institutionalize best practices, drive improvements in information systems and processes, and ensure consistency of knowledge and information flows between PHIA project teams and stakeholders.


ICAP seeks highly qualified and experienced candidates to fill the KMO position by 31 August 2019. The successful candidate will have a passion for the management of knowledge, information and data in support of the implementation of complex, multi-site projects, experience in public health research and at least 3 years of related experience.

Interested applicants should apply to this job here.