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Public Health Specialist (Surveillance/Epidemiologist) Specialist (CDC) at U.S. Embassy

Public Health Specialist (Surveillance/Epidemiologist) Specialist (CDC) at U.S. Embassy 

U.S. Embassy in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam

Announcement Number:DaresSalaam-2024-018
Hiring Agency:Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:Public Health Specialist (Surveillance/Epidemiologist) Specialist (CDC) (All Interested Candidates)
Open Period:03/14/2024 – 03/28/2024
Vacancy Time Zone:GMT+3


Series/Grade:LE – 0550 11
Salary:TZS TSh93,571,469 /Per Year
Work Schedule:Full-time – 40HRS PER WEEK
Promotion Potential:LE-11
Duty Location(s):1 Vacancy in Dar Es Salaam, TZ
Telework Eligible:No

Hiring Path:
• Open to the publicWho May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment TypePermanent
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 (Surveillance/Epidemiologist) Specialist at CDC.

Travel Required:Occasional Travel

The Surveillance/Epidemiologist Specialist works under the direction of the Surveillance Team Lead as a key public health advisor to the Team Lead, and also to the Science and Surveillance Branch Chief. The major focus of the position is the development, implementation, monitoring, and scientific writing of HIV/AIDS epidemiologic studies, operational research, and targeted evaluation projects in Tanzania. The job holder’s responsibilities include day to day program 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. The incumbent serves as the primary CDC contact for assigned implementing partners for issues related to CDC-supported epidemiologic studies and surveillance program activities, and s/he serves as a leading technical expert within the U.S. Government interagency technical team. The incumbent serves as Activity Manager for surveillance, survey and epidemiologic study components of multiple CDC supported cooperative agreements in Tanzania. The incumbent serves as a primary contributor to the planning, development, and review of surveillance and epidemiology components of the annual Country Operational Plan (COP) for Tanzania and identifies linkages for these program activities within other PEPFAR program areas. The incumbent monitors and evaluates progress of projects, identifying technical, personnel, logistical, and financial problems and makes or recommends revisions as necessary to overcome obstacles and constraints to progress. The job holder represents CDC Tanzania on HIV surveillance and epidemiologic issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies, and senior counterparts in the Government of Tanzania (GoT). The incumbent identifies training needs and participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of training courses for partner organizations. This position is also responsible of providing scientific and epidemiological oversight of the design, implementation, and dissemination phases of scientific projects. This role will include analysis of complex survey data from epidemiological and surveillance assessments, analysis of individual-level clinical and laboratory data, and analysis of aggregate program data. The incumbent will also author scientific documents including protocols, manuscripts, and abstracts, and will be responsible for reviewing, editing, and proving feedback on the work the work of other CDC Tanzania technical staff in the office, implementing partners, and government counterparts.



A minimum of five years of progressively responsible work experience in epidemiology and/or public health programs, including a minimum of 3 years’ experience in HIV/AIDS which includes analysis of epidemiologic data and/or research studies is required. Past experience will demonstrate the incumbent’s ability to consult and collaborate effectively with all levels both within and outside the agency.
Assignment of tasks, direction, and review of activities and progress will be provided by the Surveillance/Epidemiology Lead in CDC Tanzania. However, as an expert in the field of HIV epidemiology and surveillance, the incumbent will be expected to function with minimal supervision. Completion of tasks and assignments will be reviewed regularly through required written reports and oral progress reports.


Comprehensive knowledge and experience in epidemiology, disease surveillance and HIV/AIDS issues is required. An in-depth knowledge of the range of HIV epidemiologic and surveillance programs and studies, policies, regulations and
precedents applicable to development and administration of national/international public health programs is required. Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures, including familiarity with MOH policies,
program priorities and regulations is required. In-depth specialist knowledge of U.S. government HIV public health programs and strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of
epidemiologic and surveillance programs is required. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities is required. Good working knowledge of overall
administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.

Education Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited university with a PhD in public health, epidemiology, medical science is required.


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.

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Excellent oral and written communications skills to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international health partners are required. The ability to lead results-driven project teams and workgroups is required. Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. This includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports.


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.


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:


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 **


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.

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How to Apply:

To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

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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:

• Proof of Citizenship
• PHD Certificate
• PHD transcript
• Work Permit
• Other documents (if any)
• Other documents (if any)

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)

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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.