U.S. Embassy in Tanzania Cooperative Agreement Specialist Jobs in Tanzania

U.S. Embassy in Tanzania Cooperative Agreement Specialist Jobs in Tanzania


Program / Administrative Oversight

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.



  • Fluent Level in English and Kiswahili is required. (this may be tested)

    How to Apply

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