Health Policy Advisor (Tanzania)

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The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.


QED is seeking Health Policy Advisor to assist CDC-Tanzania with the management of policy and communication issues, with an emphasis on maximizing the impact of both financial and technical resources. S/he will also participate in three major domains of work within CDC-Tanzania: policy, coordination, and program management, in addition to providing technical assistance and guidance to the USG health team on key health policy issues.


  • Assist the Country Director and Deputy Country Director, CDC-Tanzania, with strategic planning, overall programming decisions, and coordination of technical activities
  • Provide policy support and guidance for CDC-Tanzania operational issues, including transition planning, program strategy, and various HQ initiatives.
  • Provide technical policy support and guidance to the interagency health team on transition strategy and annual country operational program preparation.
  • Support CDC-Tanzania on other policy issues, as needed.
  • Write reports, abstracts, articles, and policy briefs and make oral presentations to disseminate public health evaluation findings and to advocate for policy changes and the evolution of health system related programs in Tanzania.
  • Travel to various locations in country to attend national working groups meetings, including those charged with developing strategic and operational plans and policies. As needed, provide technical input and/or written content to USG technical teams for national policy documents.
  • Promote a cross-team, cross-program approach to public health, with an emphasis on integrated, sustainable solutions to critical problems.
  • Participate in development of planning and execution of high-level visits by USG representatives.
  • Develop standard operating procedures to improve communication and coordination within CDC-Tanzania to ensure consistency of messaging between CDC HQ and Field staff.
  • Collaborate with CDC-Tanzania communications staff to develop and distributes a variety of internal and external communication (with various frequencies) using various methodologies and mediums.
  • Support the grants management team with coordination, planning, and financial analysis.
  • Provide guidance and strategy for CDC's cooperative agreements and grants related to HHS, and serve in a supportive management role on projects related to quality improvement, surveillance, information systems, and research.
  • Serve as the technical advisor for health systems and policy-related cooperative agreements.
  • Engage health development partner, Fora, as appropriate to advance CDC/USG strategic objectives, including alignment with and leveraging of programmatic and technical resources.
  • Day-to-day activities may in certain instances involve in-country (Tanzania) travel for the purpose of providing technical assistance or attending meetings to fulfill a specific program’s oversight, monitoring, or training requirements such as to send subject matter experts to international locations to provide and share expertise in disease intervention, public health practices, etc.


  • Education: Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Policy, or Public Administration
  • At least five years of experience with public health program implementation and/or research with international experience in global health, particularly with PEPFAR.
  • At least five years of experience in health policy, including education and training for health care workers, health systems financing, and health system governance.
  • At least five years of experience in public health systems and programs at the facility, district and national levels, and an understanding of governmental efforts to decentralize and integrate health services, particularly in low-resource settings.
  • At least five years of experience in developing strategies to build human and institutional capacity of host country counterparts and systems, as well as analytical methods to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of capacity building activities.
  • At least three or more years of experience using Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software; experience with GIS and/or statistical software.
  • At least three or more years of experience in oral and written communication skills relating to policy analysis, cross-cultural negotiation, and presentation of research findings.
  • At least five years of experience working with US Government funding mechanisms and fiduciary requirements of partners and CDC program managers.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume.
  3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.


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