Public Health Specialist (HIV Prevention Branch Chief) (CDC) at U.S Embassy in Tanzania | April 2024

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Job Description


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Public Health Specialist (HIV Prevention Branch Chief) (CDC) (All Interested Candidates)
Open Period:
04/16/2024 – 04/30/2024
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 0550 12
TZS TSh143,254,617 /Per Year
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40HRS PER WEEK
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Dar Es Salaam, TZ
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
255-22-229 4148
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 (HIV Prevention Branch Chief) at CDC.


Supervisory Position:


Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

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Incumbent serves as principal advisor to the Associate Director of Programs and provides leadership in the design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of a broad range of HIV prevention activities. Incumbent serves a liaison between USG and senior Tanzanian government officials and provides key recommendations on Tanzania’s policy environment and the best practices, strategies, and interventions in accordance with Tanzania’s National HIV/TB Care and Treatment Guidelines and aligning them with WHO guidelines for HIV prevention interventions.
Job holder’s duties include technical support, advice and guidance, day-to-day program and administrative management, supervision of the HIV Prevention Branch staff, and coordination and collaboration with colleagues of other agencies and public health entities that administer President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-funded programs in Tanzania. The job requires public health technical expert knowledge, results-oriented analytical skills, advocacy, and constant and clear communication with implementing partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and high-level host country ministries responsible for public health programs.



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Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years of experience in medical practice or medical oversight of programs for the delivery of patient care, with at least 2 years’ experience in a specialized area of care related to infectious diseases, delivery of public health services or he prevention of infectious diseases. Two (2) additional years of experience at the supervisory level with multiple staff is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Comprehensive knowledge of current HIV-related issues, program design of HIV prevention programs, and knowledge of implementation and evaluation is required. In-depth knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention, clinical services, counselling and interventions, behavior change, testing, and treatment is required. Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH leadership, policies, program priorities and regulations is required. In-depth specialist knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes, and techniques used to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate results of clinical services programs is required. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary activities is required. Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting, workplans and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.

Education Requirements:
Degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) licensed to practice general medicine with post graduate training in internal medicine or pediatrics or infectious diseases or public health or epidemiology, or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from an accredited university in medicine, public health, or epidemiology, is required.




LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluency – speaking/reading/writing, including medical terminology) of English language is required. Level IV (fluency – speaking/reading/writing, including medical terminology) of Kiswahili language 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.


Diversity Equality and Inclusion Statement:


The US Mission to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania values a workforce of different backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints. We strive to create a welcoming environment for all, and we invite applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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


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Benefits and Other Info
Agency Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in (insert post and/or country name) may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.


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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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.

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How to Apply
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.


For more information, visit this link


Required Documents:
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:


• PHD Certificate And Transcript or


• Postgraduate Degree Certificate And Transcript
• Medical Degree (MD) Certificate And Transcript
• Proof of Citizenship
• Work Permit

Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.


For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.


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