Jobs At U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam - Public Health Specialist (Associate Director of Programs) 2022

Jobs At U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam - Public Health Specialist (Associate Director of Programs) 2022

Jobs At U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam - Public Health Specialist (Associate Director of Programs) 2022


The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Health Specialist (Associate Director of Programs) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Section.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

• Program Management 50% The jobholder is the principal public health technical analyst and advisor to the CDC Tanzania Director and branch chiefs for developing and formulating new programs and initiatives that are in accordance with PEPFAR and other public health program goals, objectives, and policies.

• This includes assuming a lead role in strategic planning, project development and drafting of the branch/office specific agency input to the technical areas of the PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP),

• the Partnership Framework, the GHI-related planning processes and other planning documents. Serving as technical expert in HIV and other related diseases, the jobholder must stay abreast of changes in the host country and international public health guidelines and strategies in order to advise agency management on observed strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. Monitors new levels and trends in health conditions, the status of key policies and the legal and regulatory changes that could affect the implementation of PEPFAR and other CDC funded programs. Stays informed and up to date on public health matters, especially HIV/AIDS, through constant liaison with mid-level to senior level in-country host government health professionals, program directors at the national and state levels, as well as HIV program counterparts in non-governmental organizations, private sector, and international organizations in the country.

• S/he analyzes and synthesizes the information gathered, assesses in-country needs, opportunities, and challenges against CDC, GHI, and PEPFAR program strategic objectives and advises senior management on how best to deliver in-country public

• health products and services that reflect international standards and host country policies and regulations for such programs.

• Interagency Coordination 30% Incumbent represents CDC and (when designated) PEPFAR and other USG Tanzania program at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with host government, implementing partners, and donor agencies at national and state levels; meets regularly with the PEPFAR Coordinating office and the Agency Heads; sits on numerous ad hoc PEPFAR and other USG working groups and ensure the CDC technical advices are presented in these forums.

• The job holder communicates meeting recommendations and results to supervisor and colleagues, both orally and in writing.

• For specific branch programs, the job holder may serve as the primary liaison between the in-country Technical Working Group (TWG) on HIV/AIDS issues and the headquarters based TWGs.

• Program Administrative Management 20% Incumbent is responsible for providing oversight and monitoring the budgets allocated to the cooperative agreement partners.

• This includes reviewing budget requests for appropriateness, monitoring use of funds for adherence to proposed activities, pipeline reviews and budget status reports, taking corrective action when required, and providing advice for realignments of budgets and accruals. Incumbent is responsible for developing evaluation strategies in order to collect data and prepare required reports according to established timeframes. Prepares briefings for VIP visitors, participates in making arrangements for visits and serves as spokesman as required on matters within his or her technical expertise. Prepares regular and ad hoc reports on progress of activities for each CDC PEPFAR implementing partner.

• These will be included in regular reports to the interagency team, CDC/Atlanta, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, and ultimately to the U.S. Congress. Supervises the Deputy Associated Director of Programs, the four branch chiefs ; Job holder is responsible for the day-to-day management of the work of the HHS/CDC-Tanzania Program Branch.

• This includes direct supervision of branch staff, which includes health professionals, technicians and support staff.

• Oversees the development and implementation of orientation/training programs for new employees to ensure consistency of application of grants, contracts and implementing agreement procedures.

• Position oversees the delivery of training and briefings to new employees, coaches, evaluates and monitors progress. Is responsible for operational management of the four branches. This includes budget monitoring, facilities and equipment assessments and purchase recommendations, and re-allocation of office staff to meet peak demand in order to ensure that program goals and objectives are met.

• As an integral member of the HHS/CDC-Tanzania Senior Management Team, the incumbent works closely with the Country Director, the Deputy Director for Management and Operations, and the other deputy directors to ensure consistency of human resources management across programs. Develops annual travel and employee development plans to meet specific objectives of the branches.

• Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Evaluations Requirements:

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible senior public health, experience in public health service delivery projects within an HIV/AIDS field is required; and additional two years managerial responsibilities with multiple staffing reporting is required. Experience working closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) or other stakeholders in the public health field is required.

Education Requirements:

Education: Medical Degree or PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology or Health Policy is required.


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

Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 60
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

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