Chauffeur Job Vacancy at the US Embassy Dar es Salaam

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Dar es Salaam
  • TSh 20,676,766 Per Year USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: TSh 20,676,766 Per Year

Website US Embassy Dar es Salaam

The mission of the United States Embassy is to advance the interests of the United States, and to serve and protect U.S. citizens in Tanzania.

Chauffeur Job Vacancy at the US Embassy Dar es Salaam.


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Chauffeur (Internal Candidates Only)
Open Period:
03/06/2024 – 03/20/2024
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 1015 4
TZS TSh20,676,766 /Per Year
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 45HRS PER WEEK
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Dar Es Salaam, TZ
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
255-22-229 4148
Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Current Employees of the Mission – This includes U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); Declared Members of Household (MOHs), dependents of U.S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) who are assigned under COM – All Agencies
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 Chauffeur in Executive Office Section.

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

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Under supervision of Front Office Office Management Specialist, Operates a motor vehicle to transport the Chief of Mission (COM), Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM), and numerous VIP visitors in a safe and secure manner.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

Operates armored vehicles or vans to transport the Chief of Mission and/or DCM to various locations within Dar es Salaam and throughout Tanzania. Assists during VIP visits. Responsible for the safety of passengers and remaining alert to safety and security.

Maintains vehicular usage records and presents them as instructed by the Motor Pool Supervisor or Dispatcher. Maintains vehicle in clean and serviceable condition and performs minor preventive maintenance, advising the supervisor of problems which require more technical maintenance or repair.

Serves as a special messenger in delivering documents or invitations, diplomatic notes, letters, and other items to host government ministries, diplomatic missions, International Organizations, or in carrying out various other important errands for the Ambassador. Acts as interpreter for the Ambassador as necessary, particularly while traveling around the country. Monitors Embassy communications at all times so that the Ambassador is never “out of touch”.

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Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: Minimum three (3) years of safe driving experience in passenger vehicles is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Locations of ministries, embassies, other government offices, homes/offices of local officials, residence or Amcits & other members of the Diplomatic Corps. Knowledge of travel routes and road conditions throughout the country. Basic auto mechanics knowledge.

Education Requirements:
Completion of secondary school (form IV) is required.

LANGUAGE: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing Swahili is required. (This may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Driving skills as evidenced by a Class B & D license with no record of accidents for the last 3 years are required. Necessary skills for repairing the vehicle as needed on upcountry trips are required. Ability to organize errands in such a way as to make the most effective use of time and fuel is required. The incumbent is on 24 hour call and must have great physical stamina. Basic computer skills are 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.

DEIA Statement

The US Mission to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania values a workforce of different backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints. We strive to create a welcoming environment for all, and we invite applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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Benefits and Other Info
Agency Benefits:
The U.S. Mission in Tanzania 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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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:
To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

For more information, visit this link

Required Documents:
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree/certification and transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

• Form Four Certificate
• Proof of Citizenship
• Valid Class B & D Driver’s License
• Work Permit

Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)

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.

For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

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