Jobs at The US Mission - Tanzania

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Political Assistant

CLOSING DATE OF THE POSITION: November 07, 2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: 16/236

OPEN TO:      All Interested Applicants/ All sources

OPENING DATE: October 24, 2016

WORK HOURS:   Full-time; 40 hours/week


SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR):  FSN- 9; (Step 1- TZS 36,733,555 through Step 13- 55,100,335 per annum)

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP- 5 (steps 1 through 4)

**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 Political Assistant in the Political/Economic Section.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Inform Political/Economic Officers of current political situation, providing historical perspective and potential future impact. Analyze events and trends and their impact on the political situation. Provide access to the best sources of information by developing and maintain key contacts in government, non-government organizations and the private sector. Facilitate communication between Political/Economic Officers and key sources of information. Enable the section to receive the maximum amount of information and contact development by representing the Embassy at political meetings and events and reporting analysis thereof.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Report, analyze, report and advise: 55%  

Advise political/economic officers on, and provide legal analysis of, pending legislation, political events and legal issues.

Analyze the political situation in the country and inform the Deputy Chief of Mission and political/economic officers as requested.

Monitor local media, follow current developments and seek information from Embassy contacts in government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.  Report regularly to political/economic officers on significant developments in political issues and current affairs. 

Research issues of interest for the political/economic section, with particular focus on data needed for mandatory reports.  Compile data, write assigned sections and assist with preparation of annual reports.  Respond to any additional questions from Washington regarding mandatory reports. 

Analyze events and trends regarding trafficking in persons and labor issues.  Develop host government and NGO contacts related to these issues and provide updates for annual reports and periodic cables. 

Monitor research and maintain files on narcotics issues and events, political-military issues and events, and refugee issues and events.  Analyze events and trends regarding on the issues identified above and update periodic reports as needed.

Monitor research and maintain files on international organizations issues and events.  Analyze events and trends regarding international organizations issues.  Update periodic reports on international organizations issues.  

Research and prepare biographic data of government officials in consultation with Biographic Information Coordinator.

Update political sections of country reports and guides. 

Facilitate access and communication: 30%

Arrange for meetings with relevant officials and attend with supervisor as requested.  Note take at demarches as requested. 

Develop and maintain contacts with government officials to facilitate meetings and ensure that political/economic officers have current information and access to key officials. 

Prepare diplomatic notes.

Arrange for permits from the Ministry of Home Affairs for regional refugee coordinator and other United States Government officials to visit refugee camps.

Interpret government proceedings for political/economic officers.  Interpret for official visitors, including congressional delegations.  Translate political documents for political/economic officers. 

Support visiting United States government officials by identifying appropriate local contacts, organizing meeting schedules, facilitating logistics and accompanying visiting officials, as requested.

Maintain list of political contacts for official functions.  Greet official visitors and guests at Embassy events for the political/economic section. 



Represent and report: 15% 

Attend and represent the Embassy at judicial review functions and report on them, including relevance of function to current affairs and trends.

Attend conferences, party congresses, sessions of Parliament and other political events, analyze current state of affairs in light of events at such conferences, congresses and sessions and report thereon.

Serve as back-up for other local hire members of the Pol/Econ section.                                                                                                    

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.

a.      Education:

University degree in Law, Political Science, Sociology, History, Economics or in related field is required.  

b.      Experience:

Minimum four years of professional work experience in law and International Affairs is required.

c.      Language: 

Level IV (Fluent) in English and Kiswahili Level is required. (This will be tested) 

d.      Skills and Abilities: 

Good interpersonal skills, use of prudence and good judgement in discussion with high-level officials.Rapid translation skills ability to summarize large quantities of information.  Effective use of computer skills for word processing, email and other office tasks.  Strong writing skills in English is required. (This will be tested). 

e.      Job Knowledge:

 In-depth knowledge of the function of the Tanzanian government key       NGOs and International Organizations; and ability to develop an extensive network of contacts is required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities can be obtained on our website and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office DarRecruitment@state.gov



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:

AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
AEFM / USEFM
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.


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.)
Copy of University Degree. 
For Tanzanian Nationals:  Copy of Passport, or National ID, or Voters ID
5.    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 

Applicants MUST follow instructions in the notice on the website.

When sending an online application, please indicate the position title in the subject line.

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.

=========

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Public Health Specialist – Quality Improvement Advisor

CLOSING DATE: November 07, 2016

OPEN TO:      All Interested Candidates/ All sources

POSITION:      Public Health Specialist – Quality Improvement Advisor

OPENING DATE: October 24, 2016

WORK HOURS:   Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR):  FSN- 10; (Step 1- TZS 51,002,394 through Step 13- 76,503,594 per annum)

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP- 5 (steps 5 through 14)  

**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 notbe 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 Public Health Specialist – Quality Improvement Advisor at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR).

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Under the supervision of the WRAIR/Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) Country Director and Program Manager, the incumbent will provide technical expertise to improve the quality of HIV/AIDS services that WRAIR/MHRP Tanzania provides in collaboration with the United Republic of Tanzania (URT). The incumbent supports WRAIR Tanzania in the assurance of data and service quality through review and assessment (e.g., data quality audits; DQA) and the promotion and coordination of continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Service Quality Assurance and Improvement (20%)

The incumbent will support the promotion and coordination of continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities within WRAIR/MHRP and PEPFAR Tanzania. Provide mentorship and support to technical staff and implementing partners to strengthen WRAIR/MHRP Tanzania efforts to build the capacity of WRAIR/ MHRP staff to promote and coordinate continuous CQI activities. Work across programs and provide technical assistance and capacity building to institute QI and ensure continuous quality improvement strategies are implemented in service delivery activities to improve programmatic performance and outcomes. WRAIR/MHRP and PEPFAR Tanzania funded partners with the mandate for CQI on portfolio focus, content, and coordination. Provide support and work to strengthen efforts to build the capacity of WRAIR/MHRP staff on quality improvement activities.

Support the implementation of the Site Improvement through Monitoring System (SIMS) program.

2. Data Management and Quality Assurance (35%)

The incumbent oversees data entry QA professionals and guides design and development of data entry systems controls and analysis tools that help ensure consistent quality throughout the data entry process. Along with developing processes, the quality assurance professional must train and coach data entry specialists to implement proper standards. The quality assurance professional must periodically collect and review reports to uncover any data errors and to coordinate correction. To design and maintain systems for collecting and learner performance data including production of data for managers to inform judgments about the quality of provision and subsequent decisions/actions to improve the quality of service provision.

Develops appropriate data management systems to monitor health objectives and indicators for HIV/AIDS prevention programs.

Provides assistance to WRAIR/MHRP Tanzania and URT-regional health management teams in interpreting data on health objectives and indicators. Responds to requests from NGOs, health care organizations, and medical professionals for information and technical assistance on data management strategies for HIV/AIDS intervention programs. Promotes data use, improved skills for health care workers on data analysis and triangulating of various data sources to assure data-based decision-making to effectively address implementation challenges.

3. Program Management (30%)

Serves as a Lead Activity Manager for 2-3 projects. In this capacity, takes a major technical role in development Funding Opportunity Announcement, solicitation for funding and review of applications. Liaises with the agency cooperative agreements management team and the grant management officer/specialist at WRAIR headquarters on technical reviews and funding awards.  Oversees performance of cooperating partners, carries out technical reviews, reviews progress, identifies potential issues and informs project office, recommending actions for amelioration. Incumbent is responsible for providing oversight and monitoring the budgets allocated to cooperative agreement partners within the job holder's portfolio. This includes reviewing budget requests for appropriateness, monitoring use of funds for adherence to proposed activities; pipeline reviews/budget status reports, following up on irregular findings, providing advice for realignments of budgets, accruals.

4. Strengthening Government of Tanzania Continuous Quality Improvement System(15%)

Provide guidance and support to the Tanzania Peoples Defense Forces (TPDF) and Regional Health Management teams and other partners on CQI. Ensure partnerships with other non-USG partners who are engaged in CQI initiatives so as to coordinate efforts. Provide guidance and technical assistance to develop and strengthen national quality evaluation and accreditation programs for health care facilities providing HIV care. Support the development and implementation of public policy and guidelines related to quality of HIV care to improve the quality services. Provide technical assistance to develop quality improvement principles, and to determine and improve the quality, effectiveness, efficiency and utilization of services and the satisfaction of service users. Ensure services provided by the health system are coordinated and integrated to ensure continuity of service delivery among different providers and different levels of care. Provide technical assistance to GOT in the implementation of programs such as HealthQual and national QI collaboratives.

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.

 a.      Education:

Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: Medicine, Public Health; Epidemiology; Behavioral Sciences, Biostatistics, or Applied Mathematics is required.

 b.      Experience:

A minimum of 5 years of experience working as an Monitoring & Evaluation or quality assurance officer in a health/medical research organization, university or public health program implementing agency, based in a developing country, is required.

c.      Language: 

Level IV (fluent) in English and Kiswahili (speaking, reading, and writing) is required.  (This will be tested)

 d.      Skills and Abilities: 

Skill in leading and technical expertise in the monitoring and evaluation of public health programs.  Ability to independently  resolve problems related to program qualities, Monitoring & Evaluation outcomes and program operations, ability to lead project teams and workgroups and to develop effective Quality Improvement strategies for programs. Skilled on the Monitoring & Evaluation program activities and statistical tool (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and statistical programs such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA) is required.

 e.      Job Knowledge:



Knowledge of program evaluation strategies and techniques and infectious disease prevention activities.  Incumbent should possess expertize knowledge on implementing program management and translating data evaluation processes to improve program operations, guidelines, and policies. Incumbent must be familiar with the health system of Tanzania, possess knowledge of the principles of organizational management and be familiar with the USG Agencies work in Tanzania is required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities can be obtained on our website and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office DarRecruitment@state.gov

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:

AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
AEFM / USEFM
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.


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.)
Copy of University Degree. 
For Tanzanian Nationals:  Copy of Passport, or National ID, or Voters ID
5.    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 

Applicants MUST follow instructions in the notice on the website.

When sending an online application, please indicate the position title in the subject line.

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.

==========

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Project Management Specialist – Family Planning

CLOSING DATE: November 07, 2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: 16/245

OPEN TO:      All Interested Candidates/ All sources    

POSITION:   Project Management Specialist – Family Planning   

OPENING DATE:    October 24, 2016

WORK HOURS:   Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR):  FSN- 11; (Step 1- TZS 69,422,538 through Step 13- 104,133,810 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 Program Management Specialist – Family Planning at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The Project Management Specialist – Family Planning (FP) is administratively based in the Health Office. S/he is supervised by the Preventive Services Unit Lead, but is also part of a matrix managed team that includes the Economic Growth Office Director. S/he supports Family Planning/Reproductive Health (FP/RH) programming across USAID/Tanzania and other USG agencies. S/he has management responsibilities for a number of USAID cooperative agreements, contracts and grants and serves as the Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) and/or Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) or Activity Manager for USAID Health sector assistance and acquisition support in Tanzania. The incumbent will provide technical leadership and strategic direction to USAID/Tanzania in key FP/RH areas, including service delivery, contraceptive security, capacity building, social marketing, social and behavior change communication and policy and advocacy.  S/he will be expected to advise the Mission and other USG agencies on all matters pertaining to the management of any FP/RH cooperative agreement, contract or grant provided by USAID.  S/he will help to lead USAID’s engagement in the GOT’s national FP program, ensuring quality, adequate voluntarism, informed consent and a focus on appropriate method mix, including long-acting and reversible contraception and permanent methods.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

Formally designated as the AOR/COR for FP/RH programs, the Program Management Specialist will provide significant technical and programmatic input in the development of New Funding Opportunity Announcements, Requests for Application, Annual Program Statements and other procurement-related scopes of work (SOWs) in collaboration with other USAID/Tanzania staff.

S/he provide technical and programmatic evaluation of relevant cooperative agreement, contract and grant proposals for FP/RH programs. S/he will also review applications for funding support, supplemental awards and requests for program extensions. 

Once a funding mechanism is in place, s/he will be responsible for overseeing the overall performance of implementing partners, contractors and grantees by carrying out regular technical reviews; reviewing program progress; reviewing financial expenditures, accruals, burn rates and pipelines; and identifying potential issues of programmatic, technical, operational and/or financial concerns (informing his/her supervisor, as appropriate) and recommending actions for amelioration.

S/he will collaborate with the USAID/Tanzania Strategic Information team to monitor and report on the progress of USAID/Tanzania FP/RH implementing partners, develop program monitoring and evaluation strategies and methodologies and develop indicators for monitoring FP/RH programs. This will be done in accordance with the Mission’s CDCS Performance Management Plan (PMP), USAID’s Annual Performance Plan and Report, the PEPFAR reporting system, the EPCMD dashboard and other USAID and USG reporting requirements.

S/he will coordinate FP/RH-related technical assistance (TA) visits, site assessments and evaluations carried out by USAID/Washington staff or implementing partners or contractors of the USG. This will require collecting data and materials in preparation for such activities; preparing TA requests to be sent to the US Embassy, USAID/Washington and/or other USG agencies for approval; and preparing SOWs. 

S/he will work closely with the USAID/Tanzania Health Office, OFM and OAA to ensure that financial resources provided through cooperative agreements, contracts and grants are utilized by recipients according to USAID and USG technical, programmatic, operational and financial rules and regulations as set forth in their funding mechanisms.

S/he will provide oversight to implementing partners, contractors and grantees in the development, implementation and monitoring of annual work plans and budgets after awards are made. This will involve making regular site visits and conducting quarterly program performance meetings with representatives of each organization to review progress and ensure program results are achieved. S/he will advocate for programmatic needs, such as adequate medical supplies, equipment, facilities and staffing, when appropriate.

S/he will monitor studies conducted by implementing partners, contractors and grantees to ensure all research is conducted in compliance with human subject requirements (of USAID, the host country and other relevant institutions) and passes through ethical review with the appropriate authority.

B.    Senior Technical Leadership and Oversight (25%)

The Project Management Specialist - FPwill provide expert technical guidance, strategic direction and coordination for USAID/Tanzania’s FP/RH program across the Health Office and other Mission offices. This will include programmatic, technical and administrative-level coordination with USAID/Tanzania teams, GOT counterparts, implementing partners, other USG agencies, other donors, United Nations (UN) agencies, international and local organizations and other key stakeholders in the country.

S/he will be responsible for leading the achievement of the USAID/Tanzania CDCS DO2 IR2.4 to reduce the unmet need for FP. This will require her/him to identify opportunities for integration of FP/RH within the Health sector and non-Health sectors, such as agriculture and NRM. It will also require him/her to prepare directives, memoranda, policy statements and proposals to introduce new initiatives and to recommend effective programming and operations consistent with overall Mission CDCS objectives and in line with the Mission’s FP/RH portfolio which has an annual budget of over US $26 million (for FY2015).

S/he will establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the MOHSW/Mainland and MOH/Zanzibar (and other GOT ministries or governmental/non-governmental entities, as appropriate) and serve as a liaison with the GOT for USAID/Tanzania on FP/RH issues. 

S/he will build on and expand existing strategic relationships with the GOT, other USG agencies, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors, UN agencies, foundations and the private sector to provide strategic coherence, ensure quality of FP/RH programming, strengthen the adoption of high impact practices in FP/RH and to ensure non-duplication of effort in Tanzania.

S/he will actively participate in the National FP Technical Working Group (TWG), which is led by the MOHSW/Reproductive and Child Health Section (RCHS) with support from multiple development partners. The purpose of this TWG is to act as an advisory body to the MOHSW/RCHS by helping to assess FP program needs and issues at the national, regional and district level and strategize on how to resolve these in a collaborative and well-coordinated manner. The TWG also helps to ensure consistency in the implementation of best practices for FP/RH programming across the country, and as such, the Project Management Specialist – Family Planning(FP) may be called on to recommend revisions to the RCHS FP Unit’s policies, guidelines, curricula and protocols for FP/RH programming in partnership with the MOHSW.

S/he will prepare oral and written reports on the progress of FP/RH program activities for USAID and U.S. Embassy leadership, other USG officials, e.g., from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for ADIS Relief (PEPFAR), USAID/Washington offices and the U.S. Congress. Reporting responsibilities may be monthly, quarterly, annually and/or ad hoc.

C.   Administrative Management (15%) 

The Project Management Specialist – Family Planning (FP) will help to manage and monitor the annual USAID/Tanzania FP/RH budget, including funds allocated through cooperative agreements, contracts and grants and particularly for those programs for which s/he serves as AOR/COR. This will include reviewing budget requests for appropriateness, monitoring use of funds for adherence to proposed activities, reviewing quarterly pipeline and budget reports, following up on irregular findings and providing advice for realignment of budgets and accruals.

S/he will maintain electronic and paper records in line with the Health Office file structure for all information and correspondence related to the activities/programs for which s/he is responsible. S/he will be responsible for data integrity and security of information in all USAID and USG reporting databases. Program files may include, but are not limited to, reports, meeting summaries and minutes, copies of all cooperative agreements, contracts and grants, research protocols and reports and core communications between USAID and implementing partners, contractors and grantees. 

S/he will prepare and present briefings for high-level visitors, participate in making arrangements for such visits and serve as a spokesperson on matters related to FP/RH, as appropriate.

D.    Interagency Coordination (10%)

As a regional and international expert on matters pertaining to FP, the Project Management Specialist – Family Planning (FP)  will represent USAID/Tanzania at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings and conferences, including meetings with collaborators and other donor agencies. S/he will brief agency officials on the results of such meetings and prepare written reports for submission to other interested parties.

S/he will represent USAID/Tanzania in discussions with other USG agencies (i.e., the U.S. Department of State, CDC, DOD and Peace Corps) regarding financial commitment proposals, coordination of work plan development, technical and strategic planning, implementation strategies and evaluation plans related to FP/RH.

S/he will conduct other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor and the Mission.                                                                  

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.

a.      Education:

Medical Doctor or other relevant doctoral degree. A Master’s degree in Public Health, or equivalent qualification relevant to health is also required. 

b.      Experience:

A minimum of 5 years of professional work experience with donor-funded FP/RH programs in the Health sector in Tanzania and/or sub-Saharan Africa, preferably managing facility- and community-based health programs focused on FP/RH, MNCH and/or HIV/AIDS; prior experience working with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health is required. 

c.      Language: 

Level IV (fluent) in English and Kiswahili (writing, reading and speaking) is required. (This will be tested)

d.      Skills and Abilities: 

Strong computer skills including Google (Gmail, etc.), PowerPoint, Excel, Word, data analysis tools (e.g. SPSS) and other relevant software.  S/he must be willing to travel domestically and internationally when required and must be able to work under pressure is required.

e.      Job Knowledge:

Extensive knowledge of the Tanzanian public sector health system, health sector reform and the private sector health system; familiarity with key donors in the Health sector, international and local organizations working in FP/RH and the private sector; demonstrated ability to understand key Health sector issues related to FP/RH and the most effective ways to address them are required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities can be obtained on our website and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office usaidtzlesapps@usaid.gov

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:

AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
AEFM / USEFM
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.)
Copy of Master’s Degree. 
For Tanzanian Nationals:  Copy of Passport, or National ID, or Voters ID
5.    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 usaidtzlesapps@usaid.gov

Applicants MUST follow instructions in the notice on the website.

When sending an online application, please indicate the position title in the subject line.

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.

============
Are you disappointed by fruitless job applications and never get shortlisted? The problem is not you, its your CV. This comes to an end, Now for outstanding CV and Jobs professional advice, contact Bright Professionals Tanzania  and grab your dream job. We  also prepare social science business researches  and proposals.
Email cv.bptz@gmail.com
Phone +255 678 226 793

Share :

Facebook Twitter Google+
0 Comment "Jobs at The US Mission - Tanzania"

Back To Top