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Public Health Administrative Management Specialist (Finance) – CDC at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam

Public Health Administrative Management Specialist

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

Position Title:Public Health Administrative Management Specialist (Finance) – CDC
Vacancy Number:Dar es Salaam-2021-039


The incumbent serves as cooperative agreement specialist to the Country Senior Management Team under the supervision of Extramural Branch Chief on all fiscal and administrative elements of cooperative agreements (CoAg) managed by CDC through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and is responsible for the PEPFAR CoAg portfolio.

Incumbent reviews and recommend recipient’s annual work plans and detailed budget approval as part of PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) review and approval process managed by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC). Reviews monthly, quarterly, annual financial reports and prepares periodical trend, financial and pipeline analysis in comparison to help senior management team to make strategic decision on future funding structure and prioritize programme areas for Grantees deliverables. Incumbent participates in periodical, monthly check in and quarterly Partner Management Meeting (PMM) to provide grantee’s financial performance updates for senior management team to compare with respective quarterly targets in order to determine the grantee’s perform both in terms of program and financial spending. The incumbent liaises with the Office of Grant Services (OGS) and the country program staff regarding grantee’s adherence to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CDC policies and guidelines and Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) requirements.

The Incumbent is the primary contact with the USG/CDC-funded implementing partners on administrative and financial matters associated with cooperative agreements such as funding, audit resolution and compliance of CFR 45 Part 75. The incumbent serves as a cooperative agreement specialist on behalf of the OGS Grants Management Specialist managing a portfolio of approximately $100 million funding awarded for program implementation based on approved workplan while coordinating with Grants Management Specialist on management.

The incumbent develops, maintains and updates programs and systems for monitoring and reporting grant recipients’ adherence to the fiscal and reporting requirements and appropriate expenditure of funds, consistent with documented progress in the implementation of the goals and objectives of the notice of funding opportunity.

 Complete list of responsibilities is attached separately. 

Qualifications and Evaluations



A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in business, management, or public health in an international organization is required. At least 2 years of substantial exposure to administration or management of programs or funding of special projects is required.

Education Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited university with a bachelor’s level degree in business, administration, accounting, or public health is required.


LANGUAGE: Fluent (Speaking/reading/writing) English is required. Fluent (Speaking/reading/writing) 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.Back to top

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.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  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.Back to top

How to Apply

How to Apply:To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

For more information, visit this link 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 University Degree
  • Transcript
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Work Permit (if not a TZ national)
  • Other Documents
  • 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.


  • Applicants MUST follow instructions in the notice on the website. Failure to do so, will result in an incomplete application.
  • Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted only via email.


The deadline for submitting the application is 07 October 2021.

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