Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Public Health Specialist (Sexual Prevention) - All interesred candidates
Open Period:
01/30/2019 - 02/06/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0550 10
TZS TSh57,770,978 - TZS TSh57,770,978
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
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 (Sexual Prevention) at Centers of Disease Control (CDC). 

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

Upcountry Travel


The job holder is responsible for the coordination, management, monitoring and evaluation of the USG CDC Sexual Prevention activities required to achieve results under the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The job holder works under the supervision of the Prevention Team Lead to expand relationships with and provide technical assistance and oversight to host country government agencies and implementing partner organizations, including, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), Tanzania AIDS Commission (TACAIDS), the National AIDS Control Program (NACP), Zanzibar AIDS Control Program (ZACP), Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Higher learning institutions, Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Faith-based Organizations (FBOs) in the implementation and strengthening of HIV prevention activities in Tanzania.

Detailed major duties are attached separately to the vacancy announcement. 

Qualifications and Evaluations


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

JOB KNOWLEDGE: In-depth knowledge of HIV prevention, including sexual HIV prevention is required.

Education Requirements:

Masters degree in Sociology, Public Health, or Behavioral Science is required.


LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English and Kiswahili is required. (This will 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:

  • Current Resume

  • Proof of citizenship

  • Masters' degree

  • 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.