Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Nairobi
Position Title:
Chauffeur - Internal Applicants Only
Open Period:
09/07/2021 - 09/20/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1015 4
(KES) KSh0
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 48 hour week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Nairobi, KE
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FS is 06. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

- Employees of Mission-All/or USEFMs EFMs or MOHs

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 work schedule for this position is Full Time (48 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time 4 weeks of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

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

Operates Mission vehicles to transport authorized Mission employees and official visitors within the city and surrounding in country areas.  When necessary provide travel services outside of Kenya.  


The incumbent provides driver/chauffer services driving passenger motor vehicles, trucks and buses for the motor pool or warehouse for the General Services Office in accordance with instructions received from the Motor Pool Supervisor and/or Dispatcher.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Operates Mission vehicles to transport authorized Mission employees that have signed up for ICASS Motor Pool services, and official visitors within the city and surrounding in country areas. When necessary provide travel services outside of Kenya. Operates light trucks or pickup trucks for delivering of materials and equipment within Nairobi and surrounding areas. Complies with all Department of State safety and security rules while remaining vigilant to potential threatening situations and be prepared to take evasive action to protect passengers by moving them swiftly out of harm’s way and to a safe location. Remains at all times providing necessary security for the vehicle.

Performs daily inspection of assigned vehicle to insure that the vehicle is clean in and outside, seatbelts are operational, and engine, radiator, brake, clutch and battery fluids are at recommended levels, and the vehicle is in good running condition. Ensures that Vehicle tools and spare tire are in operational condition in the vehicle. Performs minor preventive maintenance and safety checks on a daily basis and informs dispatcher or motor pool supervisor of discrepancies.                                                                                                                   

Completes the daily OF-108 motor vehicle usage records for each assigned vehicle for those trips made, and then transfers this same data into the Web-pass database promptly. Is available to work all shifts as well as upcountry travel, weekends, holidays on a rotating basis. Must also ensure that travel vouchers are turned in promptly after a field trip.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Remains current and knowledgeable on Mission Policy for motor pool usage and reports any misuse of a vehicle by embassy personnel or co-workers. Monitors the local travel/driving environment, and takes action to avoid demonstrations, road construction or areas which could pose a danger to the travel of passengers or vehicles. Knows the locations of hospitals, police stations, and foreign missions.                                                                                                                                                                 

Wears the proper chauffer uniform while on duty.


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 supervisor.  

Qualifications and Evaluations



Must have a minimum of three years' commercial driving experience and have a valid Kenyan commercial driving license classifications B,C,E.


Must know Kenyan traffic laws and be familiar with traffic patterns in and around Nairobi.

Must be knowledgeable on vehicle operation and maintenance procedures, international and local traffic signs and laws, anti-terrorism driving tactics, emergency first aid, locations of hospitals, and official residences.

Must have knowledge of radio operations procedures for responding to vehicle emergencies

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of high school is required.



LANGUAGE:  Must have level III English (Good working knowledge, Reading/Speaking/Writing)(this may be tested) and Level II Kiswahili (Limited knowledge, Reading/Writing/Speaking).


Must demonstrate by road tests at the time of interview, skills in handling vehicles and the ability to drive defensively to avoid accidents and personal injuries.

Must have a record of accident free driving in Kenya for at least 3 years.

Ability to communicate using radio/cell phone, and provide emergency first aid.

Must be in excellent physical condition with eyesight correctable to 20/20, pass a comprehensive background investigation and medical exam.

Must have knowledge of Microsoft applications. Basic typing skill 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.


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

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.


Other Information:


  • Current employees who used a hiring preference to gain employment who are within their first 90 calendar days of employment are not eligible to apply. This does not apply when the hiring mechanism is TEMP or the work schedule is intermittent or irregular.

  • Candidates with a hiring preference who have already accepted a conditional offer of employment may NOT be extended a second conditional offer of employment unless and until they withdraw their candidacy for the first position in writing.

  • **Candidates must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

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”), 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:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • DS-174

  • Valid Driver’s License class B, C, E

  • High school certificate

  • 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 Nairobi, Kenya.