New Jobs at U.S. Embassy


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Chauffeur (Internal Candidates Only)
Open Period:
06/14/2024 – 06/28/2024Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 1015 4
TZS TSh21,106,186 /Per Year
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40 HOURS PER WEEK
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
 HR Section
 255-22-229 4148


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Current Employees of the Mission – This includes U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); Declared Members of Household (MOHs), dependents of U.S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) who are assigned under COM – All Agencies
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 Chauffeur in the Regional Affairs Office.

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



Under supervision of the Regional Management Officer in Regional Affairs (RAO), the position serves as primary chauffeur for RAO personnel, temporary duty personnel, and office visitors, providing airport expediting and other assistance and ensuring safe transport. In addition, the employee performs a variety of administrative support duties for the office, including local procurement of goods and services, developing and maintaining local sources for local procurements, and manages the RAO TDY phone inventory and key contacts database.

Major Duties & Responsibilities: 

Vehicles and Driving: 60%

a. Employee drives GOV passenger cars, including armored vehicles, and provides chauffeur services. Employee performs independent duties to include pick-up and delivery of supplies to and from vendors.
b. Facilitates inspections, maintenance, and repairs of RAO vehicles. Stewards a kilometer log where routine maintenance and funding for those repairs is forecasted in advance. KMS tracking logs turned into RAO Management on a monthly basis. Daily log for kilometers is recorded when vehicles are used.
c. Perform basic vehicle maintenance and advise supervisor when vehicle requires additional servicing.
d. Log and maintain the operation of gas consumption in GOV for reporting requirements.

Service to Personnel: 20%

a. Provides area familiarization and orientation to Dar es Salaam for TDY personnel.
b. Serves as a reliable 24/7 resource in case of personnel emergency in particular for officers that don’t have a command of the Kiswahili language.
c. Provides and coordinates safe and secure transportation to PCS and TDY personnel for official travel purposes.
d. Manages varying and competing travel demands. Provides meet and greet assistance.

Administrative/logistical duties: 20%

a. Locates potential suppliers and requests price quotations by telephone or advertisement for RAO purchases. Performs extensive research to find suitable supplier of equipment of any kind, supplies, and services. Keeps aware of market conditions, including price and availability of commodities and services. Maintains contact with firms to facilitate resolution of problems. Due to work requirements, RAO performs its own procurements and does not use GSO procurement.
b. Prepares purchase documentation for review by RAO Management. Summarizes information and makes recommendations based on best price, delivery time, firm’s reputation, etc. Orders approved items or services via telephone, email, or in person and arranged delivery if applicable.
c. Provides assistance in finding supplies for major renovations and/or construction projects. Complies a list of possible vendors and contractors for supplies, services, and repairs. Gets approval for approved services and provides receipts to RAO Management. Ensures delivery of supplies and services in accordance with the specifications of the order documents. Follows up on late orders.
d. The employee must develop and maintain a strong working relationship with the Embassy management section in arranging services as needed and resolving local problems regarding such services. Also, employee must develop a strong network of key contacts for RAO and working contacts to help solving any service that RAO will require.

e. Assists during VIP visits and performs other duties as assigned.
f. Actively participate in Embassy crisis management teams and other training opportunities that provide value added to the community (ex. First Responder).
g. Employee may be required to conduct a variety of hands-on physical tasks as directed. This may include lifting heavy boxes, equipment or bags; etc.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 3 years professional driving experience, including one year of office clerical experience is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: A comprehensive knowledge of Tanzanian local and federal driving regulations; considerable knowledge of defense driving and vehicle security procedures, good knowledge of administrative procedures, Must have a thorough understanding of the organizational structure and operating procedures of the Tanzanian Government.

Education Requirements:
Secondary School (Form IV) is required.
LANGUAGE:  Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing Swahili is required. (This may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Current on modern technology (computer, Microsoft Office, GPS, mobile communication devices(Network and understanding of city for local procurements is required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs is required. Driver’ licence class B&D is required. Basic numerical skills 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.

DEIA 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.

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:
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.

How to Apply

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

For more information, visit this link 

Required Documents:
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and 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.

All Applicants:

• Secondary School Certificate
• Proof of Citizenship
• Driver’s License class “B” & “D” 
• 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)

Next Steps:
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 

For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.