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Closing Date of The Position: June 1, 2015


The US Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Program Manager – (HIV/AIDS) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR).


The Program Manager, reporting to the WRAIR County Director for Tanzania, is responsible for the management of critical communications and coordination of WRAIR activities between and among the various United States Government (USG) departments and agencies involved in implementing WRAIR activities, designated Embassy counterparts, and with representatives of the USG PEPFAR Interagency Team. The Program Manager will be up-to-date on all national HIV/AIDS and related strategies; activities partners, and other stakeholders. The incumbent provides strategic planning and project management assistance to the WRAIR County Director. This includes oversight and responsibility for planning, and conducting broad and specific applied, clinical, and public health research pertaining to infectious diseases endemic in Tanzania.



Managing with the WRAIR County Director the year-round involvement of Interagency Technical Teams (ITTs) and Strategic Units (SUs) in planning, implementing, monitoring, and improving PEPFAR-supported activities.

Participate and represent WRAIR in the Management and Operations (M&O) Interagency Technical working Teams as appropriate.

Assisting the WRAIR County Director in planning and executing WRAIR activities in Tanzania. Responsible for cost estimating, planning, programming, budgeting, program integration, interoperability and program oversight of all WRAIR/MHRP research and public health programs conducted in Tanzania. Incumbent develops and revises program baselines and time-cost-performance schedules for projects that reflect program priorities and meet mission objectives.



Provide essential support to the PEPFAR Country Coordinator by:
Leading the development of responses to inquiries from Headquarters, partners and WRAIR satellite offices in the Southern Highlands and ensuring appropriate documentation of WRAIR programming, results, and budgets implementing partners.

  • Serving as the Acting Country Director in his/her absence with special emphasis on maintaining effective and positive interagency implementation of WRAIR activities.
  • Engaging in supporting development as an effective and efficient WRAIR team in Tanzania, including developing, training and maintaining shared tools and information.

Providing day-to-day direction and supervision to other members of the WRAIR team in Dar/Mbeya, including the administrative/financial assistant, contractors and, as required.

Manage administrative operation of the WRAIR Office in Dar es Salaam/ Mbeya. This will include training contract staff and supporting implementation of the Zonal HIV Response Framework.



Work with PEPFAR/Tanzania interagency team to facilitate development, review and approval of the annual County Operational Plan (COP) by:
Establishing timelines and deliverables for the COP that is agreed and adhered to by participating WRAIR partners.

Developing and assisting in implementing norms for effective use of interagency technical teams and strategic unit structures for preparing the COP.

Developing, managing, and training WRAIR team members and implementing partners on work tools, including spreadsheets and databases that track the flow of COP development, reconciliation of budgets with available resources, etc.

Convening and managing WRAIR team to assure centralized and accurate entry of data that constitutes the core of the COP.

Performing other duties as assigned.





All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

  1. Education: Medical Degree (MD) is required.

  2. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of progressive, experience in the health sector at the program management level with some background in HIV/AIDS is required.

  3. Language proficiency: Level IV (fluent) (writing, reading and speaking) in English and Kiswahili is required.

  4. Knowledge: The position requires a person with considerable technical expertise to conceptualize and manage programs in a complex multi-disciplinary team environment. It is important that the incumbent have a solid understanding of how PEPFAR, donors, stakeholders and others support the Government of Tanzania’s HIV/AIDS strategies, especially assessing areas for program integration, overlap gaps in services is required.

  5. Skills and Abilities: The incumbent must have excellent organizational abilities, outstanding written and oral communication skills, and be able to effectively promote positive and results-oriented interpersonal/inter-organizational relations.
    The ability to use computer software programs for internal management and presentations outside the Mission is required. The incumbent must be able to work constructively in a diverse team structure is required.



When fully qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and US Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.


  1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.


Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

  1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174). A hard copy of the application form (DS-174) is also available at the American Embassy, gate 3; or

  2. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or

  3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus

  4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

  5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.


3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

    A. Position Title
    B. Position Grade
    C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
    D. Dates Available for Work
    E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
    F. Date and Place of Birth
    G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
    H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
    I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
    J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
    K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
    L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class / Type
    M. Days available to work
    N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
    O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
    P. Education
    Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
    R. Language Skills
    S. Work Experience
    T. References


American Embassy
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 9123
Dar es Salaam


Telephone: (255-22)229 4000, Ext: 4137/4148/4233/4024
Fax: (255-22)229 4726



An Equal Opportunity Employer.


The US Mission in Tanzania 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Application Form

  • Click here to download application form (DS-174) (PDF 640KB)

    (Required Application Form to be completed for all vacancies)