New Jobs at U.S. Embassy


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Registered Nurse (All Interested Candidates)
Open Period:


08/14/2023 – 08/31/2023
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 0510 9
TZS TSh49,597,266 /Per Year
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40HRS PER WEEK
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Dar Es Salaam, TZ
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
+255-22-229 4148

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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 Registered Nurse in the Medical Section.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel
Occasional Travel

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Direct Patient Care Responsibilities: 45% The incumbent is responsible for maintaining a primary care/urgent care clinic for all ICASS eligible DHA American Employees and their eligible family members. In addition, they will maintain an occupational health unit for all embassy employees, LES, Contractors, and DHA. They will evaluate and assess patients within their scope of training by means of a health history, observation, interview, physical examination and selected diagnostic measures. They will review and interpret the medical history and record and apply appropriate diagnostic measures. Working within the Nursing Scope of Practice, they will select appropriate actions including treatment, referral for additional care, or collaborate care with Medical Unit providers. They will document and maintain an appropriate record of all patient visits in the Medical Unit. The incumbent will provide appropriate patient education such as wound care, diabetes care, or other specific health related topics as needed. They will respond to all Mission clinical medical needs as requested/required to include home visits, hospital visits, and compound emergencies. The Nurse will participate in after-hours call responsibilities with other Medical Unit members.

Immunization Clinic for routine and travel-related immunizations :10% The incumbent will assess each patient’s immunization needs and using CDC and ACIP guidelines provide appropriate immunizations. Maintains logs and/or appropriate data bases compliant with U.S. Federal Regulations and requirements. They must budget for, order and rotate all stocks of vaccines. Remain current with vaccination requirements and adverse events.

Medical Clearance examinations: 5% Prepares cables for fund cites requests and verifies and approves Clearance-related medical and laboratory invoices for payment. Schedules medical appointments, labs, and special tests as required by MED/Clearances. Assists medical personnel with clinical examinations performed in the medical unit and performs basic diagnostic tests as approved by the RMO or MP. Reviews all completed medical clearance papers for thoroughness and transmits to MED/Clearances. Packages and ships laboratory specimens as necessary.

Medical Evacuations: 10% Arranges Medevacs though RMO/MP and in coordination with MED/Foreign Programs or appropriate Regional Medevac Center. Drafts MED Channel cables and referral documents with appropriate medical coding. Coordinates requests for specialty appointments with accepting medevac site and serves as liaison between local providers and MED when necessary. Requests fund cites from appropriate agency. Assists patients with access to medical services prior to evacuation and may accompany patient as a medical attendant when necessary.

Local Hospitalizations: 5% Initiates DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and Dependents for urgent/emergency or non-elective hospitalizations. Requests fund cite from appropriate agency. Conducts hospital visits to assess appropriate health care of the patient during hospitalization. Informs MED/Foreign Programs of all overseas hospitalizations and status.

Point of Contact for FSMSs and the Bureau of Medical Services: 5% Acts as control officer for regional medical visits of MED Personnel. Maintains regular phone/DVC/email contact with RMO/RMO-P/MP/RMLS as necessary.

Custody and Proper Internal Controls for the Medical Unit and Mission Medical Response: 10%Maintains inventory and procurement process for all medical supplies and medical equipment. Performs workplace health and safety surveys with the POSHO. Maintains an accident log book and provides essential reporting per MED/SHEM guidelines and in conjunction with HR requirements. Serves as the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and is responsible for all aspects of maintenance, inventory, and training regarding emergency medical supplies and equipment on all USG facilities under Chief of Mission Authority.

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Relationship with Local Medical Providers and Facilities: 10%Maintains a list of acceptable local medical consultants and copy of their credentials. Identifies quality providers and facilities in local community and works with the RMO/MP to develop a referral network of providers/facilities that is vetted and assures the best quality of care for the Mission members. Monitors public health issues that may impact the Mission community and coordinates with the RMO/MP and Administration regarding appropriate responses. Works with RMO/MP/RMO-P/RMLS and Post Medical Advisor to assess level of care at clinics, laboratories, blood banks, hospitals, and individual providers to update and maintain the MCI registry of services.

*Note: This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.

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Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 2 years of post-qualification work as a professional nurse is required.


The incumbent possesses critical-thinking skills and comprehends MED’s policies and procedures regarding medical evacuations, hospitalizations and insurance reimbursement methodology. Must maintain current knowledge of local and regional medical services that can provide care for all acuity levels, including betted specialists and hospitals. Is a resource for arranging the best method to transport critically ill patients and maintains a working relationship with transport facilities.

Education Requirements:
Degree (RN Level) in Nursing or Diploma/Certificate equivalent from an accredited School of Nursing. Must possess and maintain a valid nursing license or a current unrestricted Registered Nursing license from the host nation, country of origin, or the U.S.

Degree (RN Level) in Nursing or Diploma or Certificate equivalent from an accredited School of Nursing

Must possess and maintain a valid nursing license or a current unrestricted Registered Nursing license from the host nation, country of origin, or the U.S.



Level III (Good Working Knowledge) English Language is required. (This may be tested).

Level III Good Working Knowledge (reading, speaking, and writing) in Kiswahili is required.

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.

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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Benefits and Other Info
Agency Benefits:
The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

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Other Information:
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.

1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
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.

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How to Apply
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

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Required Documents:
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested Degree (RN Level) in Nursing or Diploma and / or Certificate equivalent from an accredited School of Nursing 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.

All Applicants:

Degree (RN Level) in Nursing or Diploma or Certificate equivalent from an accredited School of Nursing

Must possess and maintain a valid nursing license or a current unrestricted Registered Nursing license from the host nation, country of origin, or the U.S.

Degree with transcript

Proof of Citizenship

Other Document

Other Document 2

Work Permit

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)

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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.