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Public Health Administrative Specialist (Communication specialist) (CDC) at U.S. Embassy January, 2024

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EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 5 years progressive experience with a focus in Health Communication is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Extensive knowledge of the mission, goals, objectives and the organization of CDC and how they relate to the policies, practices, procedures and regulations, which affect the way the organization operates at the local, national and international level.
Knowledge of communication principles, methods, practices and techniques; analytical methods; and interpersonal relations practices. Knowledge and skill to analyze public reaction to CDC Tanzania programs and policies in developing recommendations that significantly modify CDC Tanzania major program and policies; and integrating diverse points of view in a communication plan in establishing and maintaining mutual understanding with various CDC Tanzania audiences.
Expert knowledge of health communication and marketing goals and objectives, primary and secondary data sources, environmental scanning, need assessments, and health/risk communication to identify information gaps/needs and opportunities; define and analyze target audiences; manage staff and partners to formulate communication and marketing strategies; oversee health communication and marketing programs, and outreach and partnership efforts; and lead professionals in translating complex and controversial epidemiologic and medical information.
Comprehensive understanding of USG global health programs: Global health security, malaria, HIV, TB, etc.
Comprehensive knowledge of host government and international public health systems is required, including a detailed knowledge of the structure and operations of the national and local media, the environment for health care delivery in Tanzania, structure and function of endemic and international NGOs providing public health services in Tanzania, and other collaborating and donor agencies in Tanzania with CDC supported programs.
Comprehensive knowledge and application of strategic planning and evaluation processes.

LANGUAGE:  Mandatory:  Level IV (fluency – speaking/reading/writing, including medical terminology) of English language is required. Level IV (fluency – speaking/reading/writing, including medical terminology) of Kiswahili language is required. This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Skills sufficient for presenting ideas in written materials in new ways that will increase understanding among Tanzanian and American audiences with varying levels of comprehension of CDC Tanzania programs and policies, or opposition or indifference to CDC Tanzania’s program objectives.
Skills sufficient for making on-the-spot presentations about CDC’s programs for various audiences, including scientific and non-scientific audiences.
Skills sufficient to post messages and manage social media accounts for CDC Tanzania
Expert level proficiency is required in oral and written communications skills.
The incumbent must also have strong writing, editing and proofreading skills, including the ability to evaluate and edit content, structure and format of a wide range of written materials.
Incumbent is also required to have advanced computer skills and the ability to use office software packages, including word processing, desktop publishing and spreadsheets.
The position requires well-developed oral communication skills for effective communication of information regarding methodologies and procedures for implementing best practices in program activities.
The position requires well-developed skills for writing and editing of complex materials. Examples of complex written documents include the development of the national health promotion strategy and policy for the National Department of Health, detailed statement of work and reporting requirements for cooperative agreement program announcements; written protocols for program implementation; instructions for compiling program data and incorporating the data into reports in a standardized format; development of the annual country operational plan; and technical reports for the DOH, CDC senior management, the PEPFAR core team, and the Mission Executive Officers on program progress and outputs.

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.

Diversity Equality and Inclusion Statement:

The US Mission to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania values a workforce of different backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints.  We strive to create a welcoming environment for all and we invite applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.  

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