Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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Job Title: Public Health Specialist – HIV Care and Treatment
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The US Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Public Health Specialist- HIV Care and Treatment at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


•    The Public Health Specialist (HIV Care and Treatment) oversees HIV/AIDS treatment and care for the Division of Global HIV/AIDS-Tanzania and its Implementing Partners at selected service delivery and study sites in Tanzania.
•    The incumbent will contribute to local, provincial and national levels regarding adult and pediatric comprehensive care and treatment activities, curriculum development and trainings.
•    Responsibilities are in two broad areas: Implementing/supporting treatment and care activities; and working with Implementing Partners in CDC supported sites in Tanzania.

The Technical Advisor will be responsible for all of the following duties and responsibilities
Technical and Program Management Responsibilities

•    Ensure that CDC Tanzania supported activities at multiple delivery sites fully conform to national guidelines and CDC technical strategies concerning all aspects of comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
•    Provide guidance and advice about comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment , ARVs, and support for HIV-infected persons.
•    Keep abreast of scientific and medical literature concerning HIV/AIDS care and treatment and of all relevant public information relevant to CDC Tanzania activities.
•    Participate in the development of guidelines, operational procedures and manuals, educational materials, teaching modules, etc., for implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment, and ARV initiatives.
•    Lead the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities for comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment activities supported by CDC Tanzania PEPFAR in selected service delivery sites.
•    Liaise with the Branch Treatment Team; all other technical advisors throughout CDC Tanzania; the technical and administrative personnel at other US government agencies; and partner organizations, for the implementation and evaluation of HIV/AIDS and care and treatment activities.
•    Liaise closely with all CDC and other agencies working in Tanzania to provide analyses and reports as required, including for presentation at interagency team, national, regional, and international meetings and conferences.
•    Implements an operational research/implementation science agenda, within the operational and fiscal limits of DGHA.

Technical Assistance and Guidance

•    Provide technical assistance and guidance to MOH and other national and international partners and collaborators on all aspects of comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment, and ARV use.
•    Represent CDC Tanzania at technical, policy, and strategic meetings, including with other collaborators and donor agencies.
•    Acts as a national, regional and international resource in all matters pertaining to HIV/AIDS and care and treatment, including ARV use.
•    Undertakes program evaluation visits nationally and regionally to further influence and benefit CDC Tanzania activities.
•    Other Duties as Assigned

•    The incumbent will participate in other tasks related to the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of CDC Tanzania activities in support of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment in Tanzania as requested by the Care and Treatment Branch Chief and Associated Director for Programs.
•    The incumbent will deliver reports, summaries, papers, oral and written presentations, as requested.
•    The incumbent will conform to operational practices and procedures already implemented by CDC Tanzania, and to be implemented in the future.
•    The incumbent will work with and support other USG agencies interagency technical teams involved with HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment initiative in Tanzania, including for the preparation of appropriate reports.


•    All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

•    Medical qualification (MD or equivalent) and a Master’s degree in public health are required.

    Prior Work Experience:
1.    Medical and Public Health: At least 3 years of specialist experience in the clinical management of HIV/AIDS is required, which must include experience with the use of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) and OI prophylaxis is required.
2.    International Experience: Medical and public health experience in developing countries is required.
    With an emphasis on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, or reproductive health is required.

    Language proficiency:
•    List both English and host country language(s) by level and specialization. Level IV (fluent) in both English and Kiswahili (speaking/reading/writing) is required.

•    Technical knowledge of clinical medicine, epidemiology, and public health relevant to the African setting, is required. Technical experience and knowledge of managing programs, budgets and resources is required.

    Skills and Abilities:
•    The Incumbent must have demonstrated ability to guide, motivate a large, technically and culturally diverse staff at assigned program sites in conducting complex programs; plan, coordinate, and prioritize complex interventions in HIV/AIDS care and treatment ,prevention; manage, analyze and report on the substantial program resources allocated for relevant activities at their assigned study sites is required.
•    Must have strong computer skills, and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
•    Must be able to process written reports and use spreadsheets and database software packages. Must have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work as a team member and to lead teams both on operational and research levels required.
•     Because of the complex relationships between activities in various locations of CDC Tanzania and the requirement for coordination between those activities, excellent communication and coordination skills are required.
•    Incumbent must ensure that the strategic objectives of CDC and DGHA-Tanzania are met.

Selection Process

When fully qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and US Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.


    Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.

To Apply

•    Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
•    Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174). A hard copy of the application form (DS-174) is also available at the American Embassy, gate 3; or
•    A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
•    A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus
•    Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
•     Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

3A. if an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

    A. Position Title
    B. Position Grade
    C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
    D. Dates Available for Work
    E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
    F. Date and Place of Birth
    G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
    H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
    I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
    J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
    K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
    L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class / Type
    M. Days available to work
    N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
    O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
    P. Education
    Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
    R. Language Skills
    S. Work Experience
    T. References

Submit Application To

American Embassy
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 9123

Point Of Contact

Telephone: (255-22)229 4000, Ext: 4137/4148/4233/4024
Fax: (255-22)229 4726

An Equal Opportunity Employer.
The US Mission in Tanzania 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.