Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Housing Clerk (All Interested Candidates)
Open Period:
09/23/2019 - 10/07/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0820 6
TZS TSh19,284,336 - TZS TSh19,284,336
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
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 Housing Clerk in the General Services Office.

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

Occasional Travel


(80%) Residential Maintenance and Repairs Oversight
Manages tenants' requests for maintenance and repairs at leased properties. Acts as liaison between tenants, landlords, and embassy sections to resolve a variety build trades related issues. Serves as the building trades subject matter expert within the GSO Housing team. Provides regular status updates to tenants and provides onsite checks to confirm work is completed per the occupants request. Liaises with the landlords on all maintenance and repairs tasks with a focus on making sure that the process is seamless to the tenant. Works with contractors and landlords to ensure work performed by them meets embassy standards.

(10%)Security Escort
Coordinates escorts for landlords and contractors. Enters access requests in myServices and follows up with all parties (GSO and RSO) until full approval is granted. Serves as a back-up escort as needed.

(10%) Documentation and Reporting
Performs general clerical, administrative, and procurement functions in support of the Housing unit. Provides recommendations to landlords when it comes to where to source residential parts and materials from locally. Assists with drafting correspondence to landlords, tenants, or management. Resolves myServices requests in the system. May be required to perform data entries into the theembassy's housing system RPA.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three years relevant work experience in building or construction is required with focus on coordination, monitoring, and quality control and inspection is required.

Education Requirements:

Completion of Secondary School (Form VI) is required. One year vocational Training in Building or Construction is required.


LANGUAGE: Level III (good working knowledge, speaking, reading and writing) in English and Kiswahili is required. (This may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have a valid driving license (B & D) 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:

The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam 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”), 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:

  • Secondary School Form VI certificate

  • One Year Vocational Training Certificate

  • Proof of Citizenship

  • Work permit (if non resident)

  • Other Document (additional)

  • Other Document 2 (additional)

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.