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10 Mar 2023

Public Health Specialist (Surveillance) (CDC) at U.S. Embassy in Tanzania

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Job Description


Under the supervision of Science and Surveillance Branch Chief, the Epidemiology and Surveillance Team Lead oversees the design, implementation, and coordination of national and sub-national level PEPFAR-funded HIV surveillance systems, epidemiologic studies, and other relevant public health assessments/evaluations in the United Republic of Tanzania. The incumbent represents CDC Tanzania and PEFPAR Tanzania with full authority on surveillance and epidemiologic studies at technical, policy and strategic planning engagements, including high-level meetings with senior staff from CDC Tanzania, USG Interagency, Government of Tanzania, PEFPAR implementing partners, academic institutions, and donor agencies. In coordination with other USG partner agencies through PEFPAR, the job holder collaborates with and provides highly specialized technical assistance and guidance to the Tanzanian Ministry of Health (MOH), National AIDS Control Program (NAPC), Zanzibar Ministry of Health, and Zanzibar Integrated HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme (ZIHHTLP) in the design and implementation of surveillance program activities, public health evaluations and trainings in epidemiology. The job holder serves as a key advisor to senior staff in CDC Tanzania including the Science and Surveillance Branch Chief, Associate Director of Data and Science, and the Country Director. The position directly supervises numerous public health surveillance fellows and provides work guidance to other staff. The incumbent is responsible for developing a range of trainings (up to advanced level) in epidemiology and surveillance for diverse staff from CDC Tanzania, USG Interagency, Government of Tanzania, and PEPFAR implementing partners. The incumbent may be assigned to act as the Science and Surveillance Branch Chief and Associate Director of Science (ADS) on occasions that may last up to six months.

Team Leadership 20%

Planning and Coordination 20%

Management and Oversight 30%

Monitoring and Evaluation 30%

Note: The percent allocation per job area is an approximate of the expected duties but may shift over time to meet the needs of the agency. Moreover, this position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.

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Closing Date : 23rd March, 2023.

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