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Public Health Specialist (Medical Epidemiologist) (CDC) at U.S. Embassy December, 2023

Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Public Health Specialist (Medical Epidemiologist) (CDC) (All Interested Candidates)
Open Period:
12/05/2023 – 12/19/2023
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 0550 12
TZS TSh130,103,112 /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
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 (Medical Epidemiologist) at CDC.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
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Under the supervision of the DGHP Program Director, the incumbent will serve as a Medical Epidemiologist to provide comprehensive technical, administrative, and oversight support to GHS (Global Health Security) projects involving epidemiological data collection, quality control and data utilization, and monitoring and evaluation. The incumbent will also be involved in surveillance, research, systems strengthening, and investigation activities of host government ministries, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and host ministry of health partners. The role will provide expert advice as the technical expert for multiple cooperative agreements, including several priority awards to the Ministry of Health.
Overall duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
• Program management, planning, and coordination
• Technical assistance and oversight
• Cooperative agreement management
• Interagency coordination


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Qualifications and Evaluations

Required: at least five years of progressively responsible senior-level public health experience in the public health programs and service delivery. This may include disease surveillance, epidemiology, research, health systems strengthening, laboratory science, public health/lab/epidemiological policy, practices, procedures, and other program management.

A minimum of two years managerial responsibility with multiple staffing reporting is required.
Experience in Tanzania with the Ministry of Health (MOH), an international development agency, or other stakeholders in designing, implementing, and conducting public health programs is highly desirable.
Experience and knowledge of USG public health agency.


– Comprehensive, expert knowledge of the range of laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the development and administration of a domestic or international infectious disease or other disease public health programs to: research, develop, and evaluate key public health policies, procedures, and guidelines.
– Expert knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to develop data collection tools and review, evaluate, survey, and improve domestic or international scientific public health program operations.
– Knowledge of agency program goals and objectives and the relationship with other programs and key functions internal or external to the agency to define requirements, integrate program activities, assess impact, and/or make decision on use of resources.
– Excellent knowledge and understanding of the public health system in Tanzania and a good working knowledge of USG public health programs and strategies, especially those related to GHS.
– Detailed working knowledge of other host government and international public health systems.
– Working knowledge of administrative, budgeting, and fiscal management systems in support of funding mechanisms such as contracts, cooperative agreements, grants, and purchase requisitions is desirable but not required.

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


Incumbent should possess the following skills and abilities: oral communication techniques to serve as bureau or agency representative and present findings and deliver briefings, explain and justify recommendations, and negotiate solutions to disputed recommendations. Written communication techniques to prepare reports used as the basis for key-executive-level management decisions and other comparable documents. Experience in teaching and mentoring epidemiologists. Proven skills in study design, scientific writing, and data analysis. Ability to work independently as well as with multi-disciplinary teams and using management techniques to plan, organize, and direct workflow and competing priorities. Strong diplomacy skills and experience working with high-level ministerial representatives. Experience working internationally, including with CDC and other international organizations. Interpersonal relationship skills to establish and maintain effective and diplomatic working relations and secure support and cooperation.

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:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a [enter clearance level here] clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or 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
• Medical Degree or PHD Certificate
• Medical Degree or 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)

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.


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