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Job At USA Embassy Dar es Salaam, Public Health Specialist (Data Analyst)

US MISSION DAR ES SALAAM

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position below:

Position Title: Public Health Specialist (Data Analyst)

Vacancy Number: Dar-es-Salaam-2021-029

 

Duties

 

Agency Advisor and Coordinator of Data-related activities 40%
The Public Health Specialist will ensure CDC-supported programs provide quality data-related activities across all the CDC programs by providing data-related technical expertise across all CDC technical areas. S/he will work with the CDC and stakeholders to strengthen data-related technical skills and conduct complex and advanced analyses. These may include the harmonization of indicators, data use, and management of multiple data sources and reporting systems; advocate and guide the integration of new technologies; and conduct analyses to assess progress towards deliverables.

Program Management, Coordination, and Advisory Functions 30% 
The Public Health Specialist will provide day-to-day data-driven technical expertise, including input and monitoring of IP’s activities and deliverables, site visits to review program implementation, and collaborating with stakeholders and beneficiaries. She/he will communicate findings and recommendations to the CDC leadership and, as appropriate, implementing partners and GOT counterparts. The Specialist will review performance reports to ensure that IPs comply with bilateral government agreements and monitor performance expectations in their work plans and as stipulated in their award(s). S/he will ensure compliance with PEPFAR and CDC policies and regulations and host government agreements.
The Specialist will collaborate with professionals and program personnel in all Mission sectors in the planning, design, budgeting, development, implementation, management, and monitoring and evaluation of CDC activities. In the course of the assignment, the incumbent will represent the CDC, its activities and programs to Government of Tanzania (GOT) counterparts, other donor agencies, to Implementing Partners, the private sector, and the broader USG interagency President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
The incumbent ensures that data and service quality through the review, assessment, and coordination of data management, analysis, and dissemination. As gaps and challenges are identified, the use of a systems-based approach for ongoing remediation within the specified time is required.
Further, as a member of CDC’s Data and Science Pillar, cross-collaboration and professional development opportunities are available within the sister branches of data use, surveillance, research, and scientific review.

Monitoring and Reporting and Financial Management 30%
The Public Health Specialist will collaborate with the appropriate interagency technical working group(s) to ensure that quality of services across all HIV/AIDS services related performance monitoring and reporting systems are in place and periodic, reliable measures and indicators of program quality and impact are established. S/he will maintain a regular schedule of project visits to partner headquarters and field sites, recommending adjustments to program activities as appropriate. The Specialist will oversee, manage, and monitor data-related activities on an ongoing basis, prepare progress reports for use within the CDC team and TWG, and others as needed, assess progress in achieving outputs and results, and evaluate and assess activities as required. The Specialist will continually work to enhance the achievement of results by periodically reviewing the development context, indicators and results, and activity implementation progress, identifying problems, and suggesting solutions. Additionally, s/he will monitor the financial management of assigned activities to identify appropriate and timely funding of activities of approximately 15 million USD, monitor program activities to ensure activities comply with CDC financial regulations and report any financial discrepancies to the Branch Chief.

Note: “This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.”

 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of five years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in a data or public health area is required. Experience must have provided the opportunity for performing data-driven project design, program planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, large-scale database management and manipulation, and data analysis.At least two years’ experience in development or data work for international organizations, GOT organizations, or private sector institutions, including technical expertise, support, and project management and oversight is required.

 

Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, health informatics or public health (ideally, biostatistics or epidemiology) is required.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  Fluent – (speaking/reading/writing) in English is required. (this may be tested)
Fluent – (speaking/reading/writing) in Kiswahili is required.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Qualifications:
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:
The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
Other Information:
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

    1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
    1. AEFM / USEFM
    1. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.For more information, visit this link https://tz.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/
Required Documents:
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

    • Copy of Bachelor’s Degree
    • Copy of Work Permit if not a TZ national
    • Other Documents 1 (if any)
    • Other Documents 2 (if any)
Next Steps:
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted only via email.Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

CLOSING DATE: August 9, 2021.

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