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"DaresSalaam-2021-005" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Open Period:
02/01/2021 - 02/15/2021


Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0550 11
TZS TSh93,571,469
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours a week work schedule
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Dar Es Salaam, TZ
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


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 - HIV Treatment Program Officer at Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). 


Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Occasional Travel


Planning and Coordination 25%

Job holder serves as a primary advisor in the planning and development of HIV treatment program activities included in the annual COP for Tanzania.  In collaboration with other USG partners, compiles and edits program activities for the COP.  Participates in reviews of the plan and recommends revisions as needed.  Develops funding announcements for cooperative agreements to provide assistance to external partners in developing and implementing programs to support HIV treatment program activities.  Drafts technical requirements and statements of work (SOW) for cooperative agreement program announcements.  Conducts technical reviews of cooperative agreement applications and makes funding recommendations based on technical merit of the proposals and consistency of budget requests with the intended use of funds.  Participates with external partners in the development of work plans for implementation of activities following cooperative agreement awards.  Reviews requests for supplemental financial assistance and reprogramming of funds and makes recommendations based on technical merit.

Job holder represents CDC Tanzania for HIV treatment issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings with collaborators.  Acts as an expert national resource on matters pertaining to treatment of HIV/AIDS and management co-morbidities.

Represents CDC Tanzania, including attending donor meetings, HIV treatment technical strategy meetings and HIV treatment policy groups.  The incumbent serves as a member and advisor on the USG technical working group for coordination of HIV treatment activities on a national level.  The working group assesses program needs and issues at the local level and communicates these needs/issues to the national level and ensures consistency in the implementation of best practices for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and co-morbidities on a national level and recommends revisions to policies and guidelines. 

Technical Assistance and Oversight  45%

Provides technical assistance and oversight to implementing partners, including government stakeholders, in the implementation of HIV treatment activities, including establishment of criteria for initiation of HIV treatment, implementation of appropriate treatment protocols, management of co-morbidities, management of treatment side effects, and patient follow-up protocols.  Oversees cooperative agreement activities and collaborates with funding recipients providing substantial USG involvement to ensure that grantees are meeting stated objectives under the cooperative agreement.  Ensures that supported activities at multiple delivery sites conform to national standards, guidelines, and CDC technical strategies.  Identifies and corrects problems, barriers, and issues impeding the effective implementation of HIV treatment program activities.  Serves as an expert technical resource in the specialized programmatic area to government of Tanzania and other collaborating partners.

Develops and maintains effective liaisons with program officer staff in implementing partner organizations to ensure that timelines and quality standards for implementation of program activities are met.  Identifies staff training needs in implementing partner organizations and facilitates and participates in the planning and development of training programs, teaching modules, manuals, and educational materials to address identified needs.  Builds staff capacity through mentoring.  Keeps up to date with scientific developments, innovations, best practices and new approaches in area of expertise.

Monitoring and Evaluation    30%

Provides technical assistance to the Government of Tanzania ministries and departments and other partners in the design and implementation of tools, reporting instruments, and systems to effectively monitor and evaluate HIV treatment program activities.  Serves as a programmatic resource in the design and development of information systems and databases to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of HIV treatment programs.

Maintains effective liaisons with program officer partner staff to ensure that partners meet monitoring requirements for supported cooperative agreement activities (e.g., quarterly reports, continuation applications, and supplemental applications).  Reviews cooperative agreement narrative and financial reports to assess progress in meeting stated objectives and the status of expenditures in relation to planned budgets.  

Job holder will perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years of working experience in clinical services which includes management and treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS is required.


Education Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited university with a doctoral level degree in a medical discipline is required. Additional internship of one year and residency training to qualify the incumbent for a license to practice medicine is also required.


LANGUAGE:  Fluent in English (speaking, writing and reading) is required. Fluent in Kiswahili (speaking, writing and reading) 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.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


  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”), 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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

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Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Copy of Degree

  • Copy of Medical License

  • Transcript

  • Proof of Citizenship

  • Work Permit (If not a resident)

  • Other (if any)

  • Other 2 (if any)

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.