3 Job Opportunities at The US Embassy - Tanzania


SOURCE: http://tanzania.usembassy.gov/vacancies.html

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Information Management Assistant

Closing Date of The Position: August 15, 2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: 16/161

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN- 8; (Step 1- TZS 27,567,227 through Step 13- 41,350,847 per annum)

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP- 6*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.


The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.


ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.


The US Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Information Management Assistant with the Information Systems Center. 

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION 

Working under the supervision of the Senior Locally Employed Staff (LES) Systems manager, this position is responsible for administering the SharePoint Intranet infrastructure at Post including all web pages hosted on our site collection. Serves as SQL database administrator, Microsoft IIS manager, and content manager. Responsible for the installation, configuration, security, operation, and maintenance of servers, equipment, and software related to SharePoint/IIS/SQL Server infrastructure. Responsible for working directly with all offices in the mission to help them better utilize SharePoint and modifying the SharePoint Intranet as needed.

The incumbent will also serve as Post’s in house IT trainer and perform all training related activities including end user support for various Department of State software packages including installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of such systems in the unclassified system under the operation of US Embassy Dar es Salaam for employees to accomplish job results by planning conducting and evaluating computer training.



MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Database Administration and Development
60%

Oversee the SharePoint/IIS/SQL Server infrastructure, user access and application development and deployment - taking the lead role in implementing SharePoint/IIS/SQL Server across the mission. Support the installation, configuration, security, operation, and maintenance of servers, equipment, and software related to SharePoint/IIS/SQL Server infrastructure.
Participate in planning and execution of tasks related to the evaluation of new SharePoint/IIS/SQL Server based initiatives (Upgraded Versions, Third-Party Solutions, and Integration with additional Enterprise Systems).
Develop, configure and maintain document libraries, enterprise lists and site collections. Perform typical system administrative activities such as site creation, user training, backup, restore and issue resolution.
Technical support of InfoPath forms, including communicating the location of form libraries, their purpose and workflows.
Coordinate with all sections in standardizing and optimizing the way data/information is stored and retrieved.
Provide technical guidance to the management team in the technologies related to the development and support of an Enterprise SharePoint Server environment.
Serves as a subject matter expert for all software utilized at post with an emphasis on MS Office support and training.
Customer Services
20%

Provide assistance to users of information management services, including configuring and optimizing software.
Train users in the use of new software applications and provide guidance/assistance with new or amended information technology-related policies and procedures.
Promote end user involvement in technology and technical decision-making.
Improve and support connectivity with US Government foreign affairs partner agencies at Post.
Responsible for the capabilities and functionality of the training room equipment and advises IMO on changes to the training room.
Network Administration
15%



Administer and operate unclassified telecommunications network equipment including cryptographic equipment, multiplexers, modems, routers, and switches.
Install, operate and maintain network hardware and software.
Troubleshoot and restore outages within the network.
Perform daily operations as defined ISC standard Operating Procedures.
Other Duties
5%



The incumbent will perform other duties and projects as assigned by the Senior Systems Manager or Information Management Officer such as but not limited to Physical expansion of local area network, supporting and maintaining ODI network.





QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
All applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

Education: 
Successful completion of four-year degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or Computer Engineering is required.
Experience: 
At least two years working as a Network Engineer or IT Technical Support position with emphasis on database management and website hosting is required.
Language:
Level IV (fluent) in English and Kiswahili (speaking, writing and reading) is required. (This will be tested)
Skills and Abilities: 
Incumbent must possess IT skills in Microsoft Server 2008 R2, active directory, network security design principles, and Microsoft SQL server 2005 is required. (This will be tested).
Job Knowledge: 
The incumbent must possess advanced specialist knowledge in the IT field with advanced knowledge in MS SQL, Internet Information Services (IIS), and website hosting is required.




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.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER: 
1. USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
2. USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
3. FS on LWOP**


* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

Management will consider when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Employment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
The candidate must be able to obtain the local security certification.


HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. resume, transcripts, degrees, etc.)
For Tanzanian Nationals: Copy of Passport, or National ID, or Voters ID
For Other Nationals: please attach current Resident/Work Permit and copy of valid Passport.


WHERE TO APPLY: Effective immediately only online applications will be accepted via DarRecruitment@state.gov

When sending an online application, please indicate the position title in the subject line.
Otherwise your application will not be considered.



EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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(below compulsory retirement 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.



Appendix A – DEFINITIONS

Eligible Family Member (EFM): An EFM for employment purposes is defined an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

U.S. Citizen or not a U.S. Citizen; and
Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term “child” shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchild, adopted child, and a child under legal guardianship of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such child is expected to be under legal guardianship until 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian; or
Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; or
Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support; and
Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
Is under chief of mission authority.




U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): A USEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

U.S. Citizen; and
Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and is under chief of mission authority; or
resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2; or
Currently receives a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.




Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM): An AEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

U.S. Citizen; and
Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT); and
Is under chief of mission authority; and
Is residing at the sponsoring employee's post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
Does NOT currently receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.


Member of Household (MOH) : A MOH is an individual who meets all of the following criteria.

A MOH is someone who accompanies or joins a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
A MOH must be officially declared to the COM by the sponsoring employee as part of his/her household; and
A MOH is under COM authority;
A MOH may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative, or adult child;
A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen;
A MOH is not an EFM;
A MOH is not listed on the travel orders or approved Form F-126 of a sponsoring employee.


Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and
Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and
Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and
Is not a citizen of the host country; and
Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and
is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.


Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

A citizen of the host country; or
A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or
Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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SOURCE: http://tanzania.usembassy.gov/vacancies.html

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Automotive Mechanic (Re-Advertised)

Closing Date of The Position: August 15, 2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: 16/055

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/ All sources

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN- 6; (Step 1- TZS 17,537,711 through Step 13- 26,306,567 per annum)

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP- 8*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.


ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.


The US Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Automotive Mechanic in the General Services Section – Motorpool Unit. 

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION 

The incumbent is responsible for the skilled maintenance and repairs of 80+ vehicles in the motor pool fleet The incumbent is also responsible for forklifts. Performs skilled mechanical tasks in the diagnosis of malfunctions. Preventive and routine maintenance and overhauling done in accordance with established maintenance schedule. Maintains Event Data Recorders for post’s drive cam program belonging to ICASS and other agencies.



MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintenance Program: 
45%

Perform productive diagnosis, repair and replacement of general automotive parts and accessories. These are safety and courtesy inspections; specialized repair and replacement services to include fuel systems, on-board computer systems, emission control systems, sound systems, heating and cooling systems, air conditioning systems, exhaust system, hydraulic system, fluid and filter service, drive train/u-joint service, truing rotors and drums, disc drums and brakes, wheel alignments, struts and suspension, engine performance (tune-up, C.V. axle replacement, installing batteries, replacing serpentine, v belts and timing belts, installing starters and alternators, inspecting differentials and specialty installations (drive Cam Event Recorders). Makes thorough inspection of vehicles and assesses performance by reviewing OF-108 sheets performed by drivers, verbal and written reports, discuss with motor pool staff. Responsible for taking vehicles to the vendor/contractor to schedule for an inspection and will oversee the inspection. Reviews the recommendations of the vendor and will look for fraud, abuse and waste by the vendor or motor pool staff to confirm that recommended work is necessary. Make recommendations to Motor pool Supervisor or directly to the American Supervisor regarding repair work and cost. Adequately explains technical diagnoses and needed repairs to non-mechanical individuals which include customers and American employees. 

Procurement, supplies and Billing: 
20%

Responsible for maintaining audit trail of maintenance repair costs and workloads, assessing contractors/vendors’ performance and research for contractors that provide better quality and performance. Make recommendations for sourcing services and parts. Negotiate rates/pricing with vendors, but makes no commitments. Responsible for reviewing accounts and correctness and submit them to the Motor pool Supervisor for review. Ensure all maintenance and repair costs are properly recorded on the ILMS data base. Use Internet and email to seek out price quotes from off shore suppliers. Reviews all vehicle purchases prior to ordering to assure all necessary safety features and equipment’s are included in the order (14FAM432.1B). 

Management of working equipment’s, tools, parts and facility: 
20%

Places requests for parts and supplies, follows up on requests in timely fashion, and is responsible for receiving supplies to motor pool and keep records up to date. Maintain an independent inventory of workshop equipment’s, tools and parts as well as coordinating with warehouse to request and receive items requested. Keeps warehouse management of mechanical repair problems as they occur. Maintain an organized and neat bay (auto mechanic Workshop). 

Safety and Training: 
10%

Provide training to the motor pool staff as part of the safe driver training program, conducting classes on the driver performance of vehicle inspections and performance assessment, as well as safety precautions. Works with other trainers and supervisors to develop training materials and make presentations. Assures that safety features on vehicles are checked regularly and corrects any defects immediately. Must assess safety concerns and pull vehicles out of fleet for repair as required. Must report such acts to the supervisor. Responsible for assuring headlights are at proper regulated heights. Performs repair works as is necessary assuring that the work is performed in compliance with safety regulations and U.S. standards. As is required will consult other sources to resolve repair issues or pats availability. Will report delays to supervisor and provide full reports on major delays or incidents. Confer with customers to obtain description of vehicle problems, and to discuss work to be performed and future repair requirements. 

Plan work procedures, using charts, technical manuals and experience: 
5%

Assist Motor pool supervisor on preparing mishap reports as guided by 14FAM35.2b. Continuously learns new technical information and techniques in formal training sessions in order to stay abreast with rapidly changing automotive technology.





QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
All applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

Education: 
Completion of secondary School (form IV) and qualified vocational school in automotive mechanic is required.
Experience: 
At least 5 years of strong automotive diagnosis, problem solving and repair experience in automotive air conditioning; routine and preventive vehicle maintenance is required.
Language:
English Level III (good working knowledge) and Kiswahili Level IV (fluent) is required. (This will be tested)
Skills and Abilities: 
Must have good organizational skills and sound judgment. Computer literate; ability to use Microsoft Office or suite software is required. Ability to write correspondence in both Swahili and English is required. Polished personal skills to receive official visitors and to conduct coordination with senior host country officials. A current driver's license is required.(this will be tested).
Job Knowledge: 
Must be able to diagnose and repair automotive air conditioning system and perform necessary tasks of the vehicle maintenance function with minimum supervision. Must be knowledgeable in mechanical repairs of motor vehicle, automotive safety, local laws, policies and regulations. Trained on the proper use of electronic diagnosis equipment; knowledge of late model vehicle computer systems, fuel injection, air condition and hybrid systems is required.




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.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER: 
1. USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
2. USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
3. FS on LWOP**


* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

Management will consider when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Employment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
The candidate must be able to obtain the local security certification.


HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. resume, transcripts, degrees, etc.)
For Tanzanian Nationals: Copy of Passport, or National ID, or Voters ID
For Other Nationals: please attach current Resident/Work Permit and copy of valid Passport.


WHERE TO APPLY: Effective immediately only online applications will be accepted via DarRecruitment@state.gov

When sending an online application, please indicate the position title in the subject line.
Otherwise your application will not be considered.



EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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(below compulsory retirement 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.



Appendix A – DEFINITIONS

Eligible Family Member (EFM): An EFM for employment purposes is defined an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

U.S. Citizen or not a U.S. Citizen; and
Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term “child” shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchild, adopted child, and a child under legal guardianship of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such child is expected to be under legal guardianship until 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian; or
Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; or
Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support; and
Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
Is under chief of mission authority.




U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): A USEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

U.S. Citizen; and
Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and is under chief of mission authority; or
resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2; or
Currently receives a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.




Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM): An AEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

U.S. Citizen; and
Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT); and
Is under chief of mission authority; and
Is residing at the sponsoring employee's post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
Does NOT currently receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.


Member of Household (MOH) : A MOH is an individual who meets all of the following criteria.

A MOH is someone who accompanies or joins a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
A MOH must be officially declared to the COM by the sponsoring employee as part of his/her household; and
A MOH is under COM authority;
A MOH may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative, or adult child;
A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen;
A MOH is not an EFM;
A MOH is not listed on the travel orders or approved Form F-126 of a sponsoring employee.


Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and
Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and
Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and
Is not a citizen of the host country; and
Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and
is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.


Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

A citizen of the host country; or
A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or
Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.



Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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SOURCE: http://tanzania.usembassy.gov/vacancies.html

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Project Management Specialist – Facility Based Care (Re-advertised)

CLOSING DATE OF THE POSITION: August 12, 2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: 16/026

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/ All sources

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN- 11 (Step 1- TZS 67,309,405 through Step 13- TZS 100,964,101 per annum)

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP- 4*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.


ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The US Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Project Management Specialist – Facility Based Care at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The Project Management Specialist - Facility-Based Care is responsible for providing technical leadership and program management for the USAID child health program, which focuses on prevention through the Immunization Vaccines Development (IVD) Unit, service delivery for Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV through the Reproductive and Child Health Section (RCHS) of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), and malaria prevention, led by the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) team through the Ministries of Health of both Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. S/he monitors and guides implementation of neonatal and child health programs to achieve the goals of the USAID/Tanzania Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). The Project Management Specialist - Facility-Based Care manages multi-million dollar contracts and grants intended to achieve USAID’s Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) and AIDS free Generation (AfG) objectives, and will work in close coordination with all three USAID Health Office teams, the Nutrition and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) teams of the Economic Growth Office, as well as other offices to support the CDCS. S/he liaises closely with the Child and Youth Specialist, who is focused on vulnerable children, adolescents and youth, the Pediatric HIV Specialist, to ensure a continuum of support for children. S/he will also work closely with the USAID Nutrition team, as well as the interagency PMI and PEPFAR teams, to coordinate approaches and programming. The incumbent is supervised by and directly assists the Senior Maternal Child Health Clinical Advisor in all aspects of service delivery that affect child health.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. Program Coordination and Project Management 
(50% of time)

The incumbent serves as an Agreement Officer’s Representative/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR) and/or activity manager for awards involving child health services including immunization. S/he will work with agencies of the Government of Tanzania (GoT) such as the MOHSW and its programs (e.g. Immunization and Vaccines Development Unit, Reproductive and Child Health Section, National AIDS Control Program, National Malaria Control Program, National Results Based Financing Technical Working Group) on Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar, as well as other Ministries (e.g. Prime Minister’s Office of Regional and Local Government (PMO-RALG) and its network in the field) to develop annual partner work plans in line with agreed upon health goals, approaches, and results framework. The incumbent:

a. Provides technical, strategic and management leadership in service delivery programs for USAID across its implementing partners to ensure successful implementation of annual work plans in line with national health strategies and policies and with the agreed upon EPCMD and AfG goals. 

b. Ensures adequate oversight and monitoring of the integrated service delivery platforms. Proper data collection and knowledge management of integration strategies in service delivery will allow for improvement of program performance both across funding streams and inclusive of facility to household programming.
The incumbent ensures program monitoring by active engagement in routine field visits, regular review of results, coordination of evaluations to characterize program outcomes and impact. 

a. Support project evaluation and implementation research through designing components of evaluations, assessments and studies related to results based financing and quality of care in service delivery (including measures of respectful care and promotion of women’s right to care). 

b. Ensure adequate dissemination within USAID and with representatives of the GoT (e.g. MOHSW, TACAIDS and PMO-RALG) and other donor partners.
The incumbent keeps abreast of and collaborate with other USAID programs and global initiatives, such as the Global Financing Facility, related to increasing the evidence base of best practices on service delivery improvement through results based financing, drawing on mature understanding of the international evidence.
The incumbent provides management support as AOR to the programs carried out by the Implementing Partners such as development of work plans, approval of budgets, monitoring of pipelines and expenditures, review of quarterly reports, and preparation of necessary documents for timely obligation of funds.
In support of program monitoring and evaluation, the incumbent ensures that Child Health activities are implemented in a timely and high quality manner, including implementation of evaluation plans and timely dissemination of reports, so that findings can serve to improve the quality of MNCH programming.


B. External Representation
(25% of time)

The incumbent serves as a senior-level USG representative at the cross-roads of service delivery support by USAID partners and the implementation of the national Results Based Financing program as it unfolds at the local government level (efforts are intended to result in acceleration of the roll out of this national approach).
The incumbent serves on other relevant technical working groups – newborn care, immunization and vaccines, PMTCT, etc. to represent USAID and understand EPCMD and AfG implementation needs.
The incumbent assists in fostering open collaboration and coordination among GoT implementation partners and other stakeholders on key areas related to smart integration, including research, programming, and policy.


C. Technical Leadership
(25% of time)

The incumbent keeps abreast of current health issues on vaccines as well as maternal, neonatal and child health within service delivery sites, as well as in community and outreach settings.
S/He works closely with IVD Unit as well as other units of the Reproductive and Child Health Section (RCHS) of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (e.g. IMCI, Safe Motherhood, family planning, PMTCT) to interpret and advise the Mission on implications and implementation options for maternal, neonatal and child health program development and implementation.
S/He represents USAID/Tanzania at meetings with implementing partners, donors, government, USG agencies, and international and local partners.
The incumbent participates in consultative, advisory, strategic, and planning responsibilities within the Mission, USAID/Washington and Government of Tanzania institutions.
The incumbent works with GOT officials at all levels to sustain advances in vaccine preventable diseases as well as to catalyze MNCH mortality reduction in the national health agenda. Coordinate activities to assist the GOT and the Mission to facilitate the use of information from all levels of the health system for the purpose of shaping policy and influencing Mission resource allocation decisions.


D. Other duties as assigned





QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
All applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

Education: 
A Medical degree is required. In addition, a pediatric specialization OR Master’s degree in public health or international health is required.
Prior Work Experience: 
Minimum of 10 years of experience managing maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), and/or HIV/AIDS child health programs in public, private, or NGO sectors, of which at least four years of experience should be in designing, implementing and managing Immunizations and Vaccines Development (IVD) programs. Minimum of four years of experience overseeing rigorous monitoring of facility and/ or community based service delivery of child health programs, including use of surveillance techniques and/ or implementation research design to strengthen program outcomes. Special expertise in newborn health as well as immunization and vaccines is required.
Language:
Level IV (fluent) in English and Kiswahili (writing, reading and speaking) is required. (This will be tested)
Skills and Abilities: 
Strong computer skills including Google (Gmail, etc.), PowerPoint, Excel, Word, data analysis tools (e.g. SPSS) and other relevant software. Strong interpersonal skills and coordination skills with an ability to work in diverse teams across agencies. S/he must be willing to travel domestically and internationally when required and must be able to work under pressure is required. (This will be tested)
Job Knowledge: 
Strong understanding of the Tanzanian national health system, especially of the decentralized system of service delivery implementation with demonstrated ability to influence program policy and operational decisions, based on previous experience in host country child health or IVD programs is required.




SELECTION PROCESS: When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specially address the required applications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER: 
1. USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
2. USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
3. FS on LWOP


* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

Management will consider when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Employment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
The candidate must be able to obtain the local security certification.


HOW TO APPLY: 

Effective immediately only online applications will be accepted via usaidtzlesapps@usaid.gov

When sending an online application, please indicate the position title in the subject line. Otherwise your application will not be considered.



IMPORTANT: Applicants MUST submit the following documents to be considered:

Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website.
Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. resume, transcripts, degrees, etc.)
Copy of Passport, or, National ID, or Resident/Work Permit.
Applicants MUST follow instructions in the notice on the website.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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(below compulsory retirement 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.

Appendix A – DEFINITIONS

Eligible Family Member (EFM): An EFM for employment purposes is defined an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

U.S. Citizen or not a U.S. Citizen; and
Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term “child” shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchild, adopted child, and a child under legal guardianship of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such child is expected to be under legal guardianship until 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian; or
Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; or
Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support; and
Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
Is under chief of mission authority.




U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): A USEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

U.S. Citizen; and
Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and is under chief of mission authority; or
resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2; or
Currently receives a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.




Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM): An AEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

U.S. Citizen; and
Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT); and
Is under chief of mission authority; and
Is residing at the sponsoring employee's post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
Does NOT currently receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.


Member of Household (MOH) : A MOH is an individual who meets all of the following criteria.

A MOH is someone who accompanies or joins a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
A MOH must be officially declared to the COM by the sponsoring employee as part of his/her household; and
A MOH is under COM authority;
A MOH may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative, or adult child;
A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen;
A MOH is not an EFM;
A MOH is not listed on the travel orders or approved Form F-126 of a sponsoring employee.


Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and
Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and
Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and
Is not a citizen of the host country; and
Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and
is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.


Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

A citizen of the host country; or
A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or
Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.



Those who previously applied need not re apply.
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