Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
PROTOCOL ASSISTANT (All interested candidates)
Open Period:
09/26/2018 - 10/10/2018 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0120 8
TZS TSh32,212,074 - TZS TSh32,212,074
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours per 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 Protocol Assistant in the Executive Section. 

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


Representational Events (manages all aspects of events to include): 35%

Assist the Ambassador and DCM in arranging official receptions, dinners, lunches and other social
functions from the beginning to the end.

Oversees representational vouchers by collecting vouchers, reviewing for accuracy and submit to Budget and Fiscal
section for payment.

Prepare all invitations for the Ambassador and DCM, ensuring that all invitations are delivered in a timely

Prepares and maintains a current Master Contact List: 30%

Maintains and updates the July 4 contact list.

Updates the Government of Tanzania/Zanzibar Contact List on a highest-priority basis when changes in
Government occur.

Provides updated lists on a regular basis to all Embassy offices; periodically provides updated diplomatic lists to Embassy and Washington offices.

Ensures database is clear of errors/typos.

Serves as the assistant to the Front Office: 35%

Providing guidance and protocol-related liaison with Tanzanian, officials and the local population, Makes appointments/translates for Ambassador/DCM, and drafts diplomatic notes, arranges appointments with government officials and follows up as needed and manage Diplomatic notes process for the Mission.

Job holder will perform other related duties as assigned.



Qualifications and Evaluations


A minimum of three years experience in Protocol and/or Office Administration is required.

Education Requirements:

University degree in Business Administration, Law, Political Science is required.


English Level IV (fluent, speaking, writing and reading) is required


 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:

Basic Function of a position - Conducts Mission protocol matters, such as preparing guest lists, coordinating events, preparing invitations, maintaining the Embassy contact data base, making appointments with government officials for the Ambassador and Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) and other offices as directed by Front Office and drafts diplomatic notes. Provides protocol guidance and advice to Executive office and other Embassy staff when requested. Supervision is received from the Ambassador's Office Management Specialist (OMS).

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:

  1. Proof of Citizenship

  2. Degree

  3. 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.