Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Public Health Specialist - Prevention - CDC (All interested Candiadtes) (PHS - Deputy Branch Chief)
Open Period:
07/22/2019 - 08/05/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0550 11
TZS TSh78,589,352 - TZS TSh78,589,352
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
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 - Prevention (Deputy Branch Chief) at the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). 

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

Upcountry Travel


The Most at Risk Populations (MARPS) Prevention Program Officer works under the direction of the Prevention Team Lead as a key public health advisor to the Team Lead, Prevention Chief and CDC management. The major focus of the position is the development and implementation of strategies for the prevention of HIV in injection drug users (IDU), non-injection drug users, and men who have sex with men (MSM). Groups and risk behaviors do overlap and programs overseen by the incumbent will at times include work with sex workers (SW) and other emerging high risk populations. Manages prevention aspects and support for PLHIV as a member of the USG and MOHSW working group for Positive Health Dignity and Prevention (PHDP) and has the additional role of CDC gender focal point. The job holder’s responsibilities include day-to-day program and administrative management, and coordination and collaboration with other PEPFAR agencies to ensure that project implementation addresses program strategic objectives and internationally recognized public health standards and best practices. This management role requires public health technical leadership, results-oriented analysis, advocacy, and constant and clear communication with implementing partners, such as the Zanzibar AIDS Control Program (ZACP), the Tanzania Drug Control Commission, Columbia University, Muhimbili University and various other governmental, university and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The incumbent serves as the primary CDC contact for implementing partners for all issues related to CDC-supported MARPS program activities and a leading technical expert within the U.S. Government interagency technical team.

Assignment of tasks, direction, and review of activities and progress will be provided by the Prevention Team Lead, CDC Tanzania.

Detailed major duties are attached separately. 

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible work experience in business, management, public health or an international organization is required.


Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in medicine and Master’s degree in Public Health is required.


LANGUAGE: Level IV 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:

  • Bachelor's Certificate

  • Transcript

  • Master's Certificate

  • Transcript 2

  • Proof of Citizenship

  • Other (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.