Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Regional English Language Office (RELO) Assistant (All interested candiadtes)
Open Period:
06/17/2019 - 06/24/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 6005 9
TZS TSh41,588,942 - TZS TSh41,588,942
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours a week work schedule.
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Dar Es Salaam, TZ
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


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
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 Regional English Language Office (RELO) Assistant. 

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


English Access Micro scholarship Program (20%)

Serves as the main point of contact for the English Access Micro scholarship Program in the RELO region. With the RELO, plans Access budget allocations in Tanzania and across the region. Develops new Access sites by drafting and sharing notices of funding opportunities (NOFOs), surveying locations, and actively participating in teacher and student vetting and selection. Monitors and evaluates Access classes to ensure high-quality instruction and compliance with policy by regularly conducting site visits and reviewing reports, and keeps the RELO and implementing partners updated on their status. Develops and coordinates professional development and exchange opportunities for Access teachers, coordinators, students, and alumni. Advises constituent Posts on Access

related matters, including but not limited to provider/teacher/student vetting and selection, monitoring and evaluation, training, and alumni. For these purposes, the incumbent may be required to travel outside Dar es Salaam or Tanzania as appropriate.

English Language Fellows and English Language Specialists (20%)

Serves as the main point of contact for the EL Fellow and Specialist programs in the RELO region. Assists in identifying potential host institutions for EL Fellows and Specialists and negotiates a realistic project description as well as cost-sharing from the host institution for the program. Actively participates in the vetting and selection of EL Fellows and Specialists. Consults and provides

professional and logistical support (to the extent called for by constituent posts) for EL Fellows and Specialists throughout the RELO region. Prepares any required reports or communication as needed regarding the evaluation or effectiveness of the EL Fellow and Specialist program. For these purposes, the incumbent may be required to travel outside Dar es Salaam or Tanzania as appropriate.

Program Planning (10%)

Under the very general guidance of the Regional English Language Officer, designs and implements Post's English language programs. Since the RELO is in a regional position, spending over 50% of his/her time out of Dar es Salaam or Tanzania, the RELO

Assistant is expected to initiate and carry out English Language Program projects, using his/her own judgment, experience, and knowledge of the English teaching profession and the situation of English teaching in and outside of Tanzania. Both with the RELO and in his/her absence, consults with ministry officials, department heads, teacher trainers, English teaching program administrators, English teaching related professional associations and teachers nationwide on English teaching in order to design programs which both fit in with the Post's ICS goals and initiatives, and the needs of the RELO Dar es Salaam English teaching community.

Seminars, Conferences, Workshops, and Meetings (10%)

Advises the RELO, PAO and CAO on the types of events to hold and which audiences to target. Works directly with educational officials at both high ministerial and local levels to prepare events. Selects materials for these events. May present substantive workshops, lectures, or speeches as appropriate at such events. Prepares reports for State evaluating the effectiveness of the events. Attends meetings with the RELO as requested and translates for the RELO as needed. For these purposes, the incumbent may be required to travel outside Dar es Salaam or Tanzania as appropriate.

RELO Regional Work (10%)

Assists the RELO with regional work as needed and appropriate. Assists in identifying or designing possible regional projects that will support Post's ICS, the Tanzanian ET community, and the RELO's regional activities and goals. Assists the RELO with RELO activities in the region as needed and appropriate. For these purposes the incumbent may need to travel outside Dar es Salaam or Tanzania as needed and appropriate. (10%)

Full Duties attached separately. 

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of four years experience teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) at the secondary or university level is required.  A minimum of two year's experience in TEFL teacher training, including organizing and presenting workshops is required. The incumbent must have demonstrated experience in organizing TEFL teacher professional development programs at local, regional and national levels is required. The incumbent must have demonstrated experience in one or more specific areas of TEFL such as English for Specific Purposes (e.g., Business English, Legal English) or Content-Based Instruction is required.

Education Requirements:

The incumbent must have a university Master's degree or higher in Education with a focus on Teaching English as a Foreign Language is required. 


LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) (reading, writing and speaking) in English and Kiswahili is required. (This may be tested).

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 working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania may receive a 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”), 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 https://tz.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Masters Certificate

  • Proof of Citizenship

  • Other (if any)

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

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