Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Mason (All Interested Candidates)
Open Period:
09/30/2019 - 10/15/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1255 4
TZS TSh14,241,388 - TZS TSh14,241,388
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 Mason in the Facilities Maintenance Section. 

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

Occasional Travel


A. Building new walls: 25%

Build new walls using concrete blocks, bricks, stones, etc. Perform concreting work for new reinforced concrete structures including all functions for the work such as arranging tools / materials, measuring, cutting / binding rebar, manual concrete mixing, erecting formwork, etc. Work with carpenter to build formwork for concrete structure. Pour concrete if ready-mix concrete required and available. Perform work of new surface finishes including sand-cement plaster and gypsum plaster. Install new ceramic tiles for finish surfaces including arranging tools / materials, measuring, marking, preparing surface, mixing adhesive, grouting joints, etc. Guide work of technicians / helpers assigned to help in the task depending on complexity and volume of work. Perform work to

maintain true plumb lines, levels and contours per design. Maintain the assigned tools in good working condition. Account for materials issued and used for each task. Complete work per schedule, using SHEM guidelines for safe work practices and in full measure to avoid call-backs.

B. Repairing of existing brickwork: 45%

Repair existing brickwork, concrete structures, surface finishes of buildings and tile-work including all preparatory, quality, schedule, safety related functions described above for new installations.

C. Installation of new/repair existing water proof: 10%

Install new / repair existing water proofing, moisture protection, and thermal insulation on buildings including all preparatory and quality / safety functions described above for new installations.

D. Preventive maintenance inspection: 20%

Perform scheduled preventive maintenance inspection of all architectural / civil elements of buildings as directed by shop supervisor

not limited to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and physical security. Assist to perform work of space reconfiguration projects. Support FM operations including emergency actions, escorting, monitoring contractors. Support Post operations including community events. Drive USG vehicles for travel to US Government Owned and Leased properties.

*Note: This position description in no way states or implies that these are the complete duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as necessary and requested by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of 2 years of work experience as lead mason in construction industry is required.


Education Requirements:

Completion of High School is required. Completion of one year vocational training from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman technicians in masonry trade is required.


LANGUAGE: Level II (Limited Knowledge) speaking/writing/reading of English and Level IV (Fluent) (speaking/writing/reading) of Kiswahili is required. (this may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Valid drivers licence class 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 Certificate

  • Vocational Training/ trade Certificate

  • Driver's License

  • Proof of Citizenship

  • Work permit (if not 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 (insert post and/or country name).