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8 Feb 2022

Public Health Specialist at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam

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Job Description


The incumbent is responsible for a wide range of scientific activities that require subject matter expertise and high-level technical skills in a multitude of scientific investigation areas including implementation science, surveillance, research, monitoring, and evaluation. Under the direct supervision of the Science and Surveillance Branch Chief in CDC Tanzania, this position plays a pivotal role in shaping CDC Tanzania’s science agenda, which includes the conceptualization, planning, and design of well-planed studies, investigations, evaluations, and assessments; management of large and complex data systems including survey datasets and patient databases/registries; analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data; and innovative visualization and dissemination of data for public health action in the HIV and HIV/TB response in Tanzania. The incumbent will provide technical and scientific oversight to an assigned number of CDC staff (approx. 20) and CDC implementing partners (at least 5 partner organization). The incumbent will continually review CDC-funded protocols and scientific products, provide technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders, perform preliminary analysis, use epidemiological skills to evaluate scientific products, write scientific information products (e.g., manuscripts, reports, and abstracts) and use strong oral and written communication skills, and serve as Acting Branch Chief for Science and Surveillance in the absence of the Branch Chief. On a day-to-day basis, the position will have responsibilities for developing and maintaining information systems for implementation science, surveillance, research, and evaluation projects within CDC Tanzania in close collaboration with diverse stakeholders including PEFPAR Tanzania, Government of Tanzania, and implementing partners. Beyond technical and scientific oversight of staff and projects, the incumbent will be tasked with strategic planning efforts to identify areas of need related to CDC’s scientific agenda and to help bridge the gap between research and public health practice. These roles will also involve recurring engagements in overseeing, developing and revising budgets for scientific activities across CDC Tanzania Branches and PEPFAR/USG agencies.

Program Management and Scientific Oversight 50%

Capacity Building 20%

Interagency and partner coordination 20%

Administrative Management 10%

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Closing Date : 21st  February , 2022.

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