Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
CHAUFFEUR (All interested applicants) (CHAUFFEUR/ADMIN CLERK (DOD))
Open Period:
01/30/2019 - 02/06/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1015 4
TZS TSh17,089,665 - TZS TSh17,089,665
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 48 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
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 Chauffeur position at the Department of Defense (DOD). 

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
50% or less

Upcountry travel.


60% Chauffeur:

Drives official government owned vehicles (GOV) within Tanzania in support of DAO mission requirements as directed. Determines the shortest, safest, and most practical route to be used consistent with economic and safety considerations. Observes all traffic regulations, safe driving practices, and maintains the level of professionalism and courtesy expected of a chauffeur of a foreign government representative.

25% Administrative Assistance:

Uses basic computer skills and employs basic principles of English composition and grammar in preparing military and nonmilitary correspondence, diplomatic notes, and other official governmental correspondences in support of DAO requirement as directed. Opens, sorts, routes, and delivers outgoing correspondence, invitations, and messages. Maintains working relationships with Embassy administrative sections, which includes Motor Pool, Financial Management Office, Human Resources, Contracting, Security, Procurement, and General Services to process DAO requirements. Expedites arriving and departing DAO personnel and official visitors, and assists with customs and immigrations processing. Understands all airport procedures and to process and coordinate all airport operations for military aircrafts. Takes administrative and logistical actions on all U.S. military overflight and landing requests for clearance and knows who to contact to resolve issues with obtaining aircraft and equipment clearances. Assists with airport arrival and departure procedures, ensuring aircraft has necessary requested services (fuel, repair, etc.), accurate flight plans, passenger boarding coordination and payment processing for landing services. Creates and maintains a good working relationship with individuals within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the Tanzania Peoples Defense Force (TPDF), and other government and nongovernment agencies utilized to support DAO operations. Performs duties as the cash cage recipient in the absence of the Operations Coordinator

15% Defense Vehicle Fleet Manager:

Performs preventive maintenance checks and services on 3 DAO vehicles to ensure they are serviceable at any given time. Submits repair requests, maintains repair parts, and schedules vehicles for repairs and servicing. Notifies the Operation Coordinator (OPSCO) or acting OPSCO of needed repair, maintenance, or parts. Maintains the cleanliness of interior and exterior of DAO vehicles. Ensures vehicles usage logs are printed and placed in vehicles at the beginning of each month. Ensures the completed vehicle usage logs are collected, accurately completed, and provided to DAO staff. Keeps the DAO vehicles fueled for movement at any given time and accounts for vehicle fuel consumption. Operates vehicles and drives for the DAO and visiting VIPs as needed during and after duty hours.

Job holder will perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: At least three years of previous employment as a chauffeur with a clean driving record is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Thorough understanding of the organizational structure and operating procedures of the Tanzanian Government, the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreing Affairs, TPDF, Customs and Immigrations, and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is required.

Education Requirements:

Completion of Secondary School (form IV) is required.


LANGUAGE: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/writing/reading of English and Kiswahili is required. (This will be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Class C driver's license 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:

  • Resume

  • Proof of Citizenship

  • Driver’s License

  • Secondary School Certificate

  • 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 only via email.