- Announcement Number:
- Hiring Agency:
- Embassy Dar Es Salaam
- Position Title:
- Cooperative Agreement Specialist (CDC) (All Interested Candidates)
- Open Period:
- 02/23/2023 – 03/09/2023Format MM/DD/YYYY
- Vacancy Time Zone:
- LE – 0105 10
- TZS TSh68,676,233
- Work Schedule:
- Full-time – 40 hours a week – work schedule
- Promotion Potential:
- Duty Location(s):
1inDar Es Salaam, TZ
- Telework Eligible:
- For More Info:
- Hiring Path:
- • Open to the public
- Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
- All Interested Applicants / All Sources
- Security Clearance Required:
- Public Trust – Background Investigation
- Appointment Type
- Appointment Type Details:
- Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
- Marketing Statement:
- We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
- The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Cooperative Agreement Specialist at CDC.
- Supervisory Position:
- Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
- Travel Required:
- Occasional Travel
Program / Administrative Oversight (30%)
Facilitates and participates in the annual Country Operational Plan (COP) planning and review meetings with program technical team in allocating financial and budgetary information in terms of PEPFAR financial classification and specified programmatic interventions. The incumbent will advise and assist senior management team in the development and timely issuance of requests for Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) and funding applications (continuing and supplemental). Ensures applications adhere to all established requirements and that content of NOFOs enables a fair and equitable application process. When applicable, determines if applicants have administrative and management capability to manage proposed program activities and may be asked to participate in pre-award surveys. The incumbent works with the senior management team and program technical staff in the development and implementation of NOFO processes, establishing objective review panels and functions as CDC’s principal coordinator to establish pre-application workshops (when appropriate) as a part of the annual continuation or new award cycle of CDC cooperative agreements.
Monitoring and Coordination(30%)
Serves as Cooperative Agreement Specialist with respect to financial and budgetary matters within the scope of Notice of Awards (NOA). On annual basis, the incumbent coordinates and conduct pre business assessment to the new recipient of the NOFOs to ensure grantees understand and comply to the USG policies and internal control requirements while undertaking the program implementation through out of the project period. Provides budget oversight for all activities under the Award. Provide in country administrative support to help the recipient meet USG financial and reporting requirement approved by Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Acts with authorization on behalf of the Grants Management Officer (GMO) and Grants Management Specialist (GMS) at CDC headquarters in all matters related to the monitoring and coordination of the technical and programmatic aspects of CoAg’s and grants. Serves as the primary liaison between the grantee, OGS and PBEMB. Monitor and evaluate the grantee’s performance. Review the NOA with the grantee, including any special provisions, restrictions and the technical review. Provide guidance and assistance on the grantee’s submission of progress reports, audit reports and federal financial reports.
Financial Management and Analysis (25%)
Assists the extramural branch in financial and budgetary oversight, reporting, and analysis of the cooperative agreement portfolio by providing monthly, quarterly and annual financial report used by program management in making funding decisions. Implements and maintains a comprehensive information system encompassing an accurate accounting data base for tracking information of project funds awarded, obligated expenditures, unexpended amounts, and balances available for use. Maintains a tracking system of all unobligated balances and alerts supervisor on best option in utilizing fund for a better program performance. Assists in the review of implementing partner audited financial statements for accuracy and compliance with CDC, OGS as well as the Payments Management Services (PMS) requirements, project agreements, and United States Government (USG) Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Standards and oversees budget analyst’s review. In coordination with technical staff, reviews of all applications and technical reviews, spend plans and work plans, including expenditure reporting for the year. Works with CDC headquarters to resolve any issue noted in the Management Decision Letters’ (MDLs) resulting from an audit finding are addressed by the grantee. .
Cooperative Agreement Management (15%)
Responsible for tracking budget execution and obligations done for non-operational activities under CDC Cooperative Agreements and updates the financial section of the cooperative agreement tracking sheets as needed. Provides advises and guidance to the program technical staff for non-operating expenditures. Reconciles CDC headquarter obligations on cooperative agreement for current and prior years to provide accurate information and recommendation to senior management and program technical team. Performs regular control checks on partners financial management as per cooperative agreement terms and conditions, reconciles with CDC funding obligations and balances shown in the HHS Payment Management. System; reports on findings and recommendations to the Project Officer, Program Leads, Activity Managers, Finance Team and Deputy Director for Management and Operations for action.
Travels to project sites to monitor progress of activities (as required).
Qualifications and Evaluations
A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in business, management, public health or an international organization is required.
At least 2 years of experience will include substantial exposure to administration or management of programs or funding of special projects is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: The job holder must have a detailed and broad knowledge of the host country operational environment, including a detailed knowledge of the business environment in Tanzania as well as the structure and operations of the MOHSW and the environment for health care delivery in Tanzania.
- Education Requirements:
- Bachelor’s level degree in business, administration, accounting, public health is required.
- LANGUAGE: Fluent Level in English and Kiswahili is required. (this may be tested)
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.
- All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
- Agency Benefits:
- The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
- Other Information:
- For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.
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.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
2. AEFM / USEFM
3. 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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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.
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.
How to Apply
- How to Apply:
- To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.
For more information, visit this link https://tz.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/
- Required Documents:
- To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.
- Copy of Bachelors Degree
- Copy of Transcript
- Proof of Citizenship (Voter ID, NIDA, Passport)
- Other Document (if any)
- Other Document 2 (If any)
Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)
- 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.