US Embassy Dar es Salaam
The mission of the United States Embassy is to advance the interests of the United States, and to serve and protect U.S. citizens in Tanzania.
- Announcement Number:
- Hiring Agency:
- Embassy Dar Es Salaam
- Position Title:
- Public Health Specialist – Treatment (Clinical Services Branch Chief) (All Interested Candidates)
- Open Period:
- 06/28/2023 – 07/12/2023Format MM/DD/YYYY
- Vacancy Time Zone:
- LE – 0550 12
- TZS TSh130,103,112 /Per Year
- Work Schedule:
- Full-time –
- Promotion Potential:
- Duty Location(s):
- Telework Eligible:
- For More Info:
- Hiring Path:
- • Open to the public
- Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
- All Interested Applicants / All Sources
- Security Clearance Required:
- Public Trust – Background Investigation
- Appointment Type
- Appointment Type Details:
- Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
- Marketing Statement:
- We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
- The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Health Specialist – Treatment (Team Lead) at CDC.
- Supervisory Position:
- Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
- Travel Required:
- Occasional TravelOccasional Travel
Technical Expertise (30%)
Job holder is the principal public health technical analyst and advisor to the Associate Director of Programs and senior leadership at CDC Tanzania in developing and formulating new programs and initiatives that are aligned with PEPFAR public health program goals, objectives, and policies. This includes leading strategic planning, project development and drafting of the branch-specific agency input into the technical areas of the Country Operational Plan (COP) for PEPFAR. Incumbent serves as a public health expert technical advisor for the development, implementation, and monitoring of USG-supported HIV treatment activities in by taking the lead role in clinical services initiatives. Job holder is the key clinical services program technical advisor to the host country ministry of health, partners, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the implementation of clinical services programs and activities funded by PEPFAR, as well as partners funded by the government or Global Fund, as indicated. Job holder provides technical evaluation of assigned proposals for treatment programs of PEPFAR partners, working with representatives to make sure that most the current treatment protocols are included and recommends amendments/approval to the Country Director. The annual budget for HIV clinical services programs in Tanzania in fiscal year 2022/2023 was approximately $ 90 million.
Program and Partner Management (20%)
Job holder ensures that program requirements of the grants, contracts and/or cooperative agreements are correctly followed and according to USG and international HIV program standards for health care delivery services. Independently or in coordination with other experts, the job holder prepares and presents comprehensive program reviews to include recommendations on curtailing or expanding programs and program effectiveness.
Job holder is the key Clinical Services Program-Lead to the host country ministry of health, partners, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) through at least three PEPFAR grants/cooperative agreements and contracts, as well as partners funded by the government or Global Fund, as indicated.
Incumbent coordinates and participates in technical reviews of partner project submissions and funding allocation during the review and development process. Serves as principal advisor to the Associate Director of Programs in the preparation of technical analysis/assessments to identify areas for technical support and improved implementation. Once grants, contracts and/or cooperative agreements are in place, the job holder participates with implementing partners in the development of work plans for implementation of activities.
External Stakeholder Coordination (20%)
The primary work of the branch is to promote evidence-based strategies on HIV clinical services programs and implement, monitor, and evaluate these programs that are supported and managed by CDC Tanzania staff or by implementing partners in order to directly improve health care delivery services and prevent illness and death. Working closely with other health professionals of the branch, job holder takes the lead in managing the life cycle of clinical services PEPFAR programs for which the branch is responsible. This requires close cooperation with the Tanzania Ministry of Health, PO-RALG, TACAIDS, implementing and/or cooperative agreement partners, facilitation during implementation, frequent monitoring and, in liaison with the Strategic Information staff, evaluating partner performance against desired results that are in accordance with standard guidelines and protocols. The job holder is expected to establish and maintain strong professional relationships with all government stakeholders in order to advance CDC and PEPFAR priorities related to HIV and TB prevention and treatment.
Interagency Coordination (15%)
Incumbent represents CDC-Tanzania Clinical Services Branch at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including high-stake meetings with collaborators and donor agencies. Sits on numerous ad hoc PEPFAR working groups; in turn, serves as rotating lead or co-lead of PEPFAR inter-agency technical team (ITTs) to ensure coordination of work plan development, implementation strategies, and evaluation plans for all CDC clinical services activities in Tanzania Job holder communicates to supervisor and colleagues, both orally and in writing, the recommendations, and results of meetings.
For specific CDC-Tanzania programs, job holder serves as the primary liaison between the HQ-based technical working group (TWG) and in-country TWGs on HIV issues as well ITTs.
Administrative Management (15%)
This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform any other duties requested by his or her Agency.
Qualifications and Evaluations
- EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years of experience in medical practice or medical oversight of programs for the delivery of patient care, with at least 2 years’ experience in a specialized area of care related to infectious diseases, delivery of public health services or prenatal transmission of infectious diseases.Supervisory Experience: Two (2) additional years of experience at the supervisory level with multiple staff is required.JOB KNOWLEDGE: Comprehensive knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues, clinical services program design, implementation and evaluation is required. In-depth knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention, clinical services, counselling and interventions, behavior change, testing, and treatment is required. Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH leadership, policies, program priorities and regulations is required. In-depth specialist knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes, and techniques used to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate results of clinical services programs is required. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary activities is required. Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting, workplans and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.
- Education Requirements:
- Degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) licensed to practice general medicine with post graduate training in internal medicine or pediatrics or infectious diseases or public health or epidemiology, or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from an accredited university in medicine, public health or epidemiology, is required.
- LANGUAGE: Fluent (reading, speaking, and writing) in English and Kiswahili is required. (This may be tested).EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
- All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
- Agency Benefits:
- The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
- Other Information:
- HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
2. AEFM / USEFM
3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.
The US Mission to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania values a workforce of different backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints. We strive to create a welcoming environment for all, and we invite applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Public Health Specialist – Treatment (Clinical Services Branch Chief) Job Vacancy at the US Embassy Dar es Salaam
How to Apply
- How to Apply:
- To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.For more information, visit this link https://tz.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/
- Required Documents:
- To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.All Applicants:
- Copy of Degree
- Doctorate or PhD
- Copy of license to practice general medicine
- Proof of Citizenship (Voter ID, NIDA, Passport)
- Other Document (if any)
- Other Document 2 (if any)
- Copy of work permit if not TZ national
Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)
- Next Steps:
- Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted only via email.Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.