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Supervisory Information Management Specialist (CDC) (Internal Candidates Only) at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam

Supervisory Information Management Specialist


Hiring Path:• Open to the publicWho May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:Current Employees of the Mission – This includes U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); Declared Members of Household (MOHs), dependents of U.S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) who are assigned under COM – All AgenciesSecurity Clearance Required:Public Trust – Background InvestigationAppointment TypePermanentAppointment Type Details:Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary periodMarketing Statement:We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.Summary:The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Supervisory Information Management Specialist at CDC.Supervisory Position:YesRelocation Expenses Reimbursed:NoTravel Required:Occasional Travel

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The information Technology Chief works under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director and is responsible for Information Technology (IT) services management and support oversight. Job holder leads the development and implementation of IT related activities, projects and has direct responsibility for day-to-day coordination of Information Technology (IT) services management and support oversight at the CDC-Tanzania Offices.  In this capacity, the incumbent provides advice and guidance on IT management and support services, and develop plans for the maintenance and replacement of IT software and equipment as technology advances.  He is responsible for the integrity and security of all IT equipment, software and data systems.  This position provides instructional training to all CDC-Tanzania staff on the proper use and security of IT equipment, and advanced instruction on office productivity software.  The incumbent monitors IT resources usage to ensure compliance with U.S. Government IT policies, reviews server system performance for management implications, ensures effective support services by contractors and assist in the formulation of IT operating budgets.  Incumbent will serve as the liaison between CDC-Tanzania and counterparts at the CDC HQ IT Services Office. Job holder reports to the Deputy Country Director, CDC-Tanzania.

Strategic Planning  15%

Management and Coordination 30% .

ICT Operations and Technical Assistance  30%

Supervision  and Leadership  25%

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Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:EXPERIENCE: The incumbent must possess at least 6 years progressively responsible work in computer Information systems of which at least three years experience in Microsoft Windows Servers and workstations management and administration of Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN), and an additional two years of supervisory experience is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Incumbent must have advanced specialist knowledge in IT administration and software including MS Windows Server management, MS Exchange, and MS Windows network configuration, network security skills, Microsoft Office productivity software, and current MS Windows operating systems is required.  Must have advanced knowledge of hardware management including servers, personal computers, and peripherals such as wireless network devices, printers and audio visual devices is required.Education Requirements:A Masters Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Information Systems or Management Information System or Business Administration with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Information Systems is required. At least one of the certificates ITIL Foundation or CCNA is required.Evaluations:LANGUAGE: 

Fluent (speaking/reading/writing) in English is required.

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.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 Masters Certificate
  • IT Certificates
  • University Degree
  • Transcripts
  • Other (if any)
  • Other 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.

The deadline for submitting the application is 10 October 2021.


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