Tanzania

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
DaresSalaam-2019-027
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Public Health Specialist - Laboratory - CDC (All interested Candidates) (PHS - Laboratory/Project Management)
Open Period:
07/22/2019 - 08/05/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+3
Series/Grade:
LE - 0550 11
Salary:
TZS TSh78,589,352 - TZS TSh78,589,352
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours a week, work schedule
Promotion Potential:
LE-11
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Dar Es Salaam, TZ
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
022-229-4000
Dar-Recruitment@state.gov

Overview

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
Permanent
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary:

The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Health Specialist - Laboratory at the Centers of Disease Control (CDC).

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Up country travel

Duties

The Public Health Specialist (Laboratory/Project Manager) works under the leadership of the Public Health Specialist (Laboratory Team Lead) as a senior laboratory program advisor to programs under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The incumbent provides comprehensive technical, administrative and managerial advice and assistance in support of building laboratory capacity, which includes surveillance, research and investigation activities of host government ministries, International Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and host ministry of health partners involved in treatment of HIV/AIDS in country.


Detailed major duties are attached separately. 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five years working in a laboratory setting, either HIV/AIDS health care, national reference or laboratory, or research-oriented facility is required. Three additional years of supervisory /managerial experience is required.


 

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s level degree in Applied Biology (Microbiology), or Medical Laboratory Technology is required.


Completion of additional post graduate training in medical laboratory technology (minimum 6 months), specifically Molecular Biology and Quality Assurance Laboratory Testing Standards is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/writing/reading of English and Kiswahili is required. (this may be tested)


SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases (Microsoft Suite) is required. Advanced knowledge of statistics and .


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.

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
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.


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”), 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:



  • Degree 

  • Transcript

  • Other - Additional Graduate Certificate

  • Proof of Citizenship

  • 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 Dar es Salaam.