JISHINDIE ZAWADI YA GARI, CAMERA, SPEAKER NK KILA MWEZI, BONYEZA HAPA KUJISAJILI BURE KISHA FUATA MAELEKEZO

Employment Opportunities at The US Mission in Dar es Salaam

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Senior Public Health Specialist – Care and Treatment

CLOSING DATE OF THE POSITION: March 31, 2017

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/ All sources

Vacancy Announcement Number: 17/061

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 Senior Public Health Specialist – Care and Treatment at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 


BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION 

The Sr. Public Health Specialist (C&T), works under the supervision of the Behavioral Prevention Team Lead to provide technical assistance and oversight to all CDC- funded government (2), para-statal (2) and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs; 5) Counseling and Testing (CT) partners. In addition as Lead of the US Government (USG) CT Interagency Technical Team (ITT) the incumbent provides technical advice on all USG CT program support across agencies and represents the USG vis-à-vis government in relevant CT technical meetings. 

The incumbent serves as the primary CDC contact for external partners for all issues related to CDC-supported counseling and testing program activities. Serves as the Project Officer for all counseling and testing components of all CDC-supported cooperative agreements in Tanzania. Serves as a primary contributor to the planning, development, and review of the counseling and testing components of the annual Country Operational Plan (COP) for Tanzania. Monitors and evaluates progress of projects, identifying technical, personnel, logistical, and financial problems and makes or recommends revisions as necessary to overcome obstacles and constraints to progress. Identifies training needs and participates in the development and implementation of training courses for partner organizations.



MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning and Coordination
30%

Job holder serves as a primary advisor in the planning and development of counselling and testing program activities included in the annual COP for Tanzania. As USG CT ITT Lead provides technical advice and inputs into overall USG CT program and service support across USG agencies. In collaboration with other USG partners, compiles and edits program activities for the COP. Participates in reviews of the plan and recommends revisions as needed.
Drafts technical requirements for CDC CT program announcements for cooperative agreements supporting counselling and testing program activities. Reviews cooperative agreement applications from partner agencies for technical soundness and appropriateness of budget requests. Participates with partners in the development of work plans for implementation of activities following cooperative agreement awards.
Job holder represents USG Tanzania for HIV counselling and testing issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings with collaborators. Acts as an expert national resource on matters pertaining to HIV counselling and testing.
Incumbent serves as a member and advisor on the Ministry of Health National AIDS Control Program (MOH NACP) CT working group for coordination of counselling and testing issues on a national level. The sub-committee assesses program needs and issues at the National level, communicates these needs/issues, and ensures consistency in the implementation of best practices for HIV counselling and testing on a national level and recommends revisions to policies and guidelines.
Facilitates and serves as a resource to MOH NACP and USG to ensure CT service expansion plans are developed and address the right balance of expansion between different types of settings, i.e. facility-based versus community-based settings, and different CT modalities, e.g. Provider-Initiated Testing & Counseling (PITC) and Client-Initiated Counseling & Testing (CICT).
Collaborates with MOH NACP and USG staff from other program areas to ensure that CT work plans and expansion plans are developed in sink and coordination with other relevant services including, but not limited to laboratory support, care and treatment services, infection prevention and control etc.
Technical Assistance and Oversight
50%

Provides technical assistance and oversight on all CT program aspects to: 
a. The MOH AIDS Control CT programs for Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar (2 government stakeholders) 
b. Bugando Medical Center and Muhimbili University & Hopistal (2 paratstal CT partners) 
c. All CDC-funded CT NGO partners (currently 5 partners: Balm in Gilead, Columbia University, IntraHealth, ITECH and Pathfinder)
Serves as technical expert on all technical aspect of CT programs across USG agencies investing in and supporting CT services, i.e. USAID, DOD and CDC.
Serves as direct supervisor to the second CDC CT program officer currently being recruited, facilitating the orientation of the new staff, assisting with individual work plan development, conducting regular performance appraisals and assisting with identification of capacity building needs.
Ensures that supported activities at multiple delivery sites conform to national standards, guidelines, and USG/CDC technical strategies. Identifies and corrects problems, barriers, and issues impeding the effective implementation of counselling and testing program activities.
Advises national CT program and partner agencies on use and expansion of different CT service modalities, including 
d. PITC in clinical and facility-based settings, 
e. mobile CT services for Most-At-Risk services and remote rural areas, 
f. home-based and index patient testing in high prevalence areas and in collaboration with care and treatment programs and services, and
g. CICT through VCT services and campaigns.
Develops and maintains effective liaisons with CT program officers and directors in implementing partner organizations to ensure that timelines and quality standards for implementation of program activities are met.
Identifies staff training needs in implementing partner organizations, in particular for government agency CT staff, and facilitates and participates in the planning and development of training programs, teaching modules, manuals, and educational materials to address identified needs. Builds staff capacity through mentoring.
Keeps up to date with scientific developments, innovations, best practices and new approaches in area of expertise.
Participates in the design and development of program guidelines and activities, including protocols for HIV counselling and testing.
Oversees and supports the development of a National Quality Assurance (QA) CT framework, in collaboration with selected partners including CDC Atlanta, IntraHealth and the NACP CT program.
Ensures continuous collaboration with the CDC laboratory support sector and team for HIV testing and laboratory related HIV serology.
Ensures integration and implementation of appropriate injection safety and infection prevention and control measures (e.g., uses of gloves and safety boxes for sharps disposal, and proper management of infectious waste) among CT partners and services.
Conducts regular, at the minimum quarterly, site visits to provide technical assistance and oversight to CT partners in program implementation, both in the context of visits to CDC-funded CT partners as well as a member of joint interagency team site visits.
Facilitates liaison of USG staff with MOH CT staff for key USG & MOH CT meetings for both Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar.
Ensures adherence to established work plans and CDC and PEPFAR guidelines, policies and priorities.
Monitoring and Evaluation
20%

Provides technical assistance to the MOHSW and other partners in the design and implementation of tools, reporting instruments, and systems to effectively monitor and evaluate counselling and testing and injection safety program activities. Serves as a programmatic resource in the design and development of information systems and databases to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of counselling and testing programs.
Ensures that CT M&E tools and systems are harmonized with tools and systems from other relevant services and programs such as laboratory and care & treatment services.
Maintains effective liaisons with program officer partner staff to ensure that partners meet monitoring requirements for supported cooperative agreement activities (e.g., quarterly reports, continuation applications, and supplemental applications). Reviews cooperative agreement narrative and financial reports to assess progress in meeting stated objectives and the status of expenditures in relation to planned budgets.
Conducts site visits to assess progress of partner organizations in meeting program objectives. Analyzes and evaluates program activities and writes reports on findings for presentation at national and international conferences and meetings. Provides guidance and technical assistance to partners in analyzing and evaluating program activities and developing reports and presentations for conferences and meetings.
Coordinates and oversees CT data compilation, review and quality for Semi-annual progress reports.
Participates and at times leads the identification of relevant CT study and research questions in collaboration with the Interagency PHE Coordinator/CDC Associate Director for Science and prevention study focal points.




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: 
Medical degree and/or advanced degree in Public Health and/or Social Sciences required.
Experience: 
A minimum of three years of working experience in HIV behavioral prevention activities (Planning, developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS programs) is required.
Language:
Level IV (fluent) speaking and written communication in English and Kiswahili is required. (This will be tested)
Skills and Abilities: 
Excellent writing skills and computer skills 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: 
1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
2. AEFM / USEFM 
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.


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 Certificate of Secondary School and Telecommunication studies.
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

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.

APPLY ONLINE
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Epidemiology and Surveillance Team Lead

Closing Date of The Position: March 31, 2017

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 17/057

OPEN TO: All Interested Applicants/ All sources

POSITION: Epidemiology and Surveillance Team Lead

WORK HOURS:   Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN- 12; (Step 1- TZS 90,260,155 through Step 13- 135,390,235 per annum)

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP- 3*
*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 Epidemiology and Surveillance Team Lead at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).



BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The Epidemiology and Surveillance Team Lead oversees the design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of CDC-funded surveillance program activities, epidemiologic studies (public health evaluations) and surveys, and training in epidemiology in Tanzania. The incumbent represents CDC Tanzania with full authority on surveillance and epidemiologic studies issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies. In coordination with other U.S.G. partner agencies, the job holder collaborates with and provides technical assistance and guidance to the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), National AIDS Control Program, and Zanzibar AIDS Control Program (ZACP) in the design and implementation of surveillance program activities, public health evaluations and training in epidemiology. The job holder serves as a key advisor to the Strategic Information Program Chief and directly supervises one program officer in planning, implementing, and evaluating surveillance activities, epidemiologic studies and developing training in epidemiology.



MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Planning and Coordination: 
30%

Job holder serves as a primary advisor in the planning and development of the surveillance programs, epidemiologic studies, and epidemiology-related training activities included in the annual COP for Tanzania. In collaboration with other USG partners, compiles and edits surveillance and epidemiologic studies program activities for the COP. Participates in reviews of the plan and recommends revisions as needed. Drafts technical requirements for program announcements for cooperative agreements supporting surveillance program and epidemiologic studies activities. Reviews cooperative agreement applications from partner agencies for technical soundness and appropriateness of budget requests. Participates with partners in the development of work plans for implementation of activities following cooperative agreement awards. Serves as a technical reviewer on applications for financial assistance from the Global Fund and other USG partners.
Job holder represents CDC Tanzania at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies. Acts as an expert national resource, and a recognized regional and international resource on matters pertaining to HIV surveillance, population and facility surveys, modeling of infections averted and public health evaluations. Serves as chair on the USG Strategic Information Inter-Agency Technical Working Group to ensure effective coordination of work plan development, implementation strategies, and evaluation plans for all USG agency surveillance and epidemiologic studies activities in Tanzania.
Job holder serves as a member and advisor on the MOHSW surveillance sub-committee for coordination of surveillance and epidemiologic studies issues on a national level. The sub-committee assesses program needs and issues at the local level and communicates these needs/issues to the national level and ensures consistency in the implementation of best practices for HIV, TB and STI surveillance on a national level and recommends revisions to policies and guidelines.
Management and Oversight 
40%

Provides epidemiological and research design technical assistance and oversight to the MOHSW and other partners in the implementation of HIV surveillance programs, including epidemiologic studies and surveys for HIV/AIDS, TB, and STIs, design and implementation of public health evaluations, population and facility surveys, and in the development of health management information systems. Ensures that supported activities at multiple delivery sites conform to national standards, guidelines, and CDC technical strategies in all aspects of program activities. Identifies and corrects problems, barriers, and issues impeding the effective implementation of surveillance and epidemiologic studies program activities. Serves as an expert technical resource in the specialized programmatic area to the Government of Tanzania. Serves as an expert technical resource in developing master’s level epidemiology training programs with the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences.
Develops and maintains effective liaisons with senior staff in implementing partner organizations to ensure that timelines and quality standards for implementation of program activities are met. Oversees the research design and implementation of surveys and epidemiologic study protocols in consultation with MOHSW, NACP and ZACP partners. Identifies staff training needs in implementing partner organizations and facilitates and participates in the planning and development of training programs, teaching modules, manuals, and educational materials to address identified needs. Builds staff capacity through mentoring. Keeps up to date with scientific developments, innovations, best practices and new approaches in area of expertise.
Participates in the design and development of study protocols and program guidelines. Provides expert advice and technical assistance to MOHSW and other in-country partners in the development of policy, guidelines, design and protocols for surveillance projects and studies. Collaborates with CDC Atlanta and local partners to ensure that all appropriate programmatic activities and study protocols meet human subjects requirements and pass through ethical review.
Provides technical assistance to MOHSW and collaborating partners in data management and statistical analysis for program and research data arising from collaborative work. Works as a data management lead for data arising from HIV/AIDS activities carried out in collaboration between CDC and MOHSW in Tanzania. Provides technical assistance to ensure that data arising from these program activities is incorporated into required reports in an accurate and timely manner.
The incumbent will provide supervision, leadership and guidance to the surveillance program officer in the development, refinement, revision, implementation and overall management of surveillance programs, epidemiologic studies, and public health evaluation activities. The incumbent develops work plans, monitors performance, and oversees training, mentoring and professional development of the surveillance program officer.
Monitoring and Evaluation
30%

Provides leadership and technical oversight to the MOHSW and other partners in the design and implementation of tools, reporting instruments, and systems to effectively monitor and evaluate surveillance projects and epidemiologic study program activities. Serves as a programmatic resource in the design and development of information systems and databases to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of surveillance and public health evaluation programs.
Coordinates with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team Lead to ensure effective liaisons for partner monitoring and validation of data reported by implementing partners.
Maintains effective liaisons with senior partner staff to ensure that partners meet monitoring requirements for supported cooperative agreement activities (e.g., quarterly reports, continuation applications, and supplemental applications). Reviews status of cooperative agreement expenditures for prevention activities in relation to planned budgets.
Analyzes and evaluates surveillance program activities, epidemiologic studies, and information systems and writes reports on findings for publication in scientific journals and presentation at national and international conferences and meetings.




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:
Graduation from an accredited university with a doctoral level degree in epidemiologic, biostatistics, public health or a related field is required.
Experience:
A minimum of 5 years of experience in public health programs, epidemiologic, and/or statistics in Tanzania. At least 2-3 years of experience must include work with large databases or information systems, designing and implementing evaluations, and 2-3 years of supervisory experience or experience providing guidance and direction to subordinate is required.
Language:
Level IV (fluent) speaking and written communication in English and Kiswahili is required. (This will be tested)
Skills and Abilities:
Excellent writing skills and computer skills 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 Form VI and Secretarial studies Certificate.
For Tanzanian Nationals:  Copy of Passport, or National ID, or Voter 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

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.

APPLY ONLINE
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Financial Analyst

Closing Date of The Position: April 02, 2017

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 17/056

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/ All sources

POSITION: Financial Analyst

OPENING DATE: March 17, 2017

CLOSING DATE: April 02, 2017

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 Financial Analyst at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The Financial Analyst (FA) position provides a full range of financial management services to his/her assigned Development Objective (DO) Team and the Mission at large. The FA acts as the “one stop” customer service representative between OFM and numerous internal and external customers including Senior Mission Management; Host Country agency representatives;

implementing partner organizations; and other international donor agencies regarding financial analysis and accounting for projects implemented by the Mission. Specific services performed include: (a) Pre-award and financial reviews of USAID implementers including Government to Government ( G2G) assessments on Government of Tanzania (GOT) systems; (b)

training and advisory services to USAID program staff and partner staff on financial management aspects of USAID activities; (c) coordination and supervision of third-party audits of implementing partners; (d) maintains financial reporting systems and performs analysis for Mission management use; (e) supports Mission’s G2G strategy by serving as a resource

person for both USAID and GOT systems. The incumbent works closely with Technical Office Directors and functions as the Controller’s delegated representative. As such, the Financial Analyst (FA) is empowered to conduct a wide range of functions. The FA works closely with other donors, Government Of Tanzania (GOT) officials, and USAID/W to identify and

implement opportunities for strengthening capacity of the GOT entities, including oversight bodies (NAO, PPRA, Ethics Secretariat, etc.), as well as capacity of local implementing partners, and audit firms, which are frequently called on both to monitor and improve performance of local organizations and government institutions.



MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Support to Technical Teams, Mission Management, and Senior Mission Staff 90%

a) Represents the Controller as the primary point of contact for all financial management services provided by Office of Finance Management (OFM) to the assigned Development Objectives (DO) Team. Advises Mission personnel on the current and future fiscal status of projects and programs under their jurisdiction. This includes providing financial management guidance, advice, and usable information to activity managers, Contracting/Agreement Officers; Program representatives (CORs/AORs) and all levels of Mission management. The FA is the DO team’s resource for complex financial analysis, USG/USAID financial management regulations, reporting, and accurate budgeting.

b) Functions as a full team member for the assigned DO team(s). In this capacity, the FA participates in all DO team meetings and in the development and design of DO strategies and activities, including the selection of implementation mechanisms. Provides budget and financial advice including technical guidance on USAID procedures, regulations and payment policies, as well as accounting and financial requirements. Assists the DO team management in the

interpretation and analysis of historical and projected financial information based on the Phoenix accounting system. Trains, explains and clarifies financial management issues to team members.

c) Provides full range of financial, audit and accounting management support to assigned DO team(s) including review and clearance of project agreements, grants, Implementation Letters (ILs) and other implementing documents, ensuring internal consistency with project design, adequacy of financial forecasting, and conformity with USAID and Mission regulations. Reviews Action Memorandums to the Director and Activity Approval Documents, ensures funding

correctness and availability for unilateral/bilateral agreements, contracts, grants, travel authorizations, Global Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS) transactions and all other commitment/obligating documents.

d) Formulates and analyzes project budgets for accuracy. Responsible for the development and presentation of quarterly pipeline/implementation reviews, consisting of analysis of the current financial status of the DO team’s overall activities and individual agreements, including burn rates and future funding requirements based on projections. In coordination with the Program Office, the FA monitors the DO team’s Operating Year Budget (OYB) and its timely execution. Monitors the DO team’s compliance with Agency forward funding guidelines.

e) Performs pre-award surveys, financial reviews and PFMRAF assessments of current and potential local partners in accordance with the annual plan, and writes reports to inform Mission decision-makers. Advises on the development strategy with a focus on strengthening accountability, transparency and sustainability of the host government as well as that of local CPA firms and NGO’s and CSO’s. The Financial Analyst is the key OFM representative in terms of providing consultative and capacity building expertise to grantees, contractors and partner-country beneficiaries.

Performs project site visits to monitor the financial and accountability performance of aid partners, assuring that implementation plans and procedures are being applied, and that appropriate corrective measures are implemented.

g) Leads DO teams in proper stewardship of USG funds. Reviews unexpended fund balances and makes recommendations on appropriate de-obligation actions. Works with DO team members and implementing partners on funding, reimbursements, and expenditure reporting, as well as proper documentation and reporting requirements. Coordinates the DO team’s quarterly accrual submission to ensure compliance with Agency standards. Reviews and monitors program advances.

h) Coordinates the recipient-contracted audit program on behalf of the assigned DO. Assists in development of the annual audit plan, audit scopes of work, coordinates audits of partners, participates in audit entrance and exit conferences, and ensures the audit plan is carried out for their assigned portfolio. The FA develops action plans, drafts external communications, and ensures that audits are completed and audit recommendations are closed within the required timeframes. Advises DO team of all audit issues affecting team goals.

i) Other duties as assigned.

2) USAID Forward and G2G Responsibilities 10%

a) FA advises Mission management on development strategy with a focus on strengthening accountability, transparency and sustainability of GOT financial and management systems. Requires an expert understanding of USAID systems, requirements, and capacity-building tools as well as understanding of GOT systems, requirements, and capacity constraints, from GOT central level government to the district level.

b) Maintains close working relationships to relevant GOT officials to maintain expert and current understanding of GOT financial and management systems. Coordinates Mission’s G2G assessment work in compliance with current Agency policy, drafts Scopes of Work for PFMRAF Assessments, participates in the same and maintains current information for the Mission on GOT systems.



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 Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is required. Professional Certification in Accounting(i.e. CPA or equivalent) is also required.

Experience:
Five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience in professional financial management and analysis, budgeting, auditing, and accounting are required. Must have extensive experience in use of automated financial management and computer systems. Experience with and knowledge of GOT governmental financial and management systems is required. (will be tested)

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

Skills and Abilities:  
Excellent writing skills are required to prepare audit and technical reports. The ability to work effectively in a team environment, to adapt, and to achieve consensus is required. Strong IT skills are required to effectively understand systems and present info to management 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 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.

NOTE: ALL INTERNAL APPLICANTS SHOULD USE THEIR OFFICIAL EMAIL ADDRESSES (you@usaid.gov, MneMK@state.gov, etc) WHEN APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION

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 Bachelor’s degree.
For Tanzanian Nationals:  Copy of Passport, or National ID, or Voter 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 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.

APPLY ONLINE

Source: The Us Embassy Official Website

JISHINDIE ZAWADI YA GARI, CAMERA, SPEAKER NK KILA MWEZI, BONYEZA HAPA KUJISAJILI BURE KISHA FUATA MAELEKEZO

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