Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
PHS - Counseling and Testing (All Interested Candidates)
Open Period:
12/12/2019 - 12/31/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0550 10
TZS TSh67,207,262
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 - Counseling and Testing at CDC Tanzania.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
25% or less

Occasional travel


Planning and Coordination  25%

  1. Job holder serves as a primary advisor in the planning and development of counselling and testing 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.  Drafts technical requirements for program announcements for cooperative agreements supporting counselling and testing program activities.  Reviews cooperative agreement applications from partner agencies for technical soundness and appropriateness of budget requests.   Participates with partners in the development of work plans for implementation of activities following cooperative agreement awards. 

  2. Job holder represents CDC Tanzania for HIV counselling and testing issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings with collaborators. Acts as an expert national resource on matters pertaining to HIV counselling and testing

  3. Incumbent serves as a member and advisor on the USG technical working group for coordination of counselling and testing issues on a national level. The sub-committee 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 HIV counselling and testing on a national level and recommends revisions to policies and guidelines.

  Technical Assistance and Oversight 45%

  1. Provides technical assistance and oversight to the MOHSW, ZACP and other partners in the implementation of HIV counselling and testing. 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 counselling and testing program activities.  Serves as an expert technical resource in the specialized programmatic area to government, NGO, and other collaborating partners.

  2. 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.

  3. Participates in the design and development of program guidelines and activities, including protocols for HIV counselling and testing, strategies for expanding and improving the quality of counselling and testing services and strategies for expanding high yield testing strategies targeted in priority geographic locations. Provides expert advice and technical assistance to MOHSW and other in-country partners in the development of policy, guidelines, SOPs and protocols for counselling and testing. 

  4. Conducts site visits to provide technical assistance and oversight to partners in program implementation. Ensures adherence to established work plans and CDC and PEPFAR guidelines, policies and priorities.

Monitoring and Evaluation 30%

  1. Provides technical assistance to the MOHSW and other partners in the design and implementation of tools, reporting instruments, and systems to effectively monitor and evaluate counselling and testing and injection safety program activities. Serves as a programmatic resource in the design and development of information systems and databases to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of counselling and testing programs.

  2. 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.  

  3. Conducts site visits to assess progress of partner organizations in meeting program objectives. Analyzes and evaluates program activities and writes reports on findings for presentation at national and international conferences and meetings.  Provides guidance and technical assistance to partners in analyzing and evaluating program activities and developing reports and presentations for conferences and meetings.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years of working experience in HIV prevention activities (Planning, developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS programs) is required.


Education Requirements:

Medical degree and Masters in public health is required.


LANGUAGE:  English (fluency, reading/speaking/writing) and Level IV Kiswahili (fluency, reading/speaking/writing) 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 Dar es Salaam 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.

For more information, visit this link https://tz.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Masters Degree 

  • Master in Public Heath 

  • Transcripts for both

  • Proof of Citizenship

  • Copy of 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. 

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.