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Job Opportunity at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, General Services Assistant (FAP)

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Announcement Number: Dar es Salaam-2021-056

Hiring Agency: Embassy Dar Es Salaam

Position Title: General Services Assistant (FAP)

Open Period: 12/06/2021 – 12/20/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY

This vacancy is limited to a certain number of applicants and may close before the close date listed here if that limit is reached.

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+3

Series/Grade: LE – 0105 7

Salary: TZS TSh29,568,947

Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 Hours per week

Promotion Potential: LE-7

Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Dar Es Salaam, TZ

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info: HR Section

+255-22-229 4024



Hiring PathOpen to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

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.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of General Services Assistant (FAP) in the General Service Office Section.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No


 Basic Function Of Position: 

  • Responsible for the ordering, storage, distribution, inventory, disposal, and maintenance of residential furniture and appliances. Incumbent serves as an incidental operator of official vehicles and meets all requirements outlined in 14 FAM 433.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: Ordering and disposal of furniture:60%

Develop and follow life cycle plan to ensure that adequate residential furniture and appliances (according to the Furniture and Appliance Pool policy) are available for the 120 residences.  The plan will include the ordering and disposal of furniture to ensure that post is not overstocked with furniture and that furniture is rotated.  Prepare reports, spreadsheets, and other documentation as necessary for the GSO or Management Officer. This responsibility requires driving a GOV at least 15 hours per week.

Preparation of accurate inventories for arrival/departures: 20%

  • Prepare accurate inventories for arrival/departures and ensure collection from employees that damage furniture through negligence or from pet damage.  Ensure that residences are adequately, but not overly furnished.  Oversee the removal of damaged furniture and appliances.  Ensure that the welcome kit is in place and is adequate to the needs of the in-coming family.

Proper receipt, storage, and disposal of furniture: 20% 

  • Ensure proper receipt, storage, and disposal of furniture.  Make recommendations to adjust FAP inventory to encourage efficiencies and to save money.  Ensure that used appliances have been serviced between tenants and that appliances returned to the warehouse are in good working order.  Adjudicate requests/complaints from tenants—solving where possible, and escalating where necessary.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Four years experience in logistics management or warehouse operations is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Warehouse management, inventory procedures, logistics management.

Education Requirements:

Education: Two years of college/university studies is required.


Post may choose to add the phrase “This may be tested” after a language, skill, and/or ability.  Review the VA template for specific information.

LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) (writing, reading and speaking) in English and Kiswahili is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Very good interpersonal and organizational skills; Advanced in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Power point. Must have a valid, current Class A Driver’s License for a vehicle. Must have had a valid driver’s license for a minimum of five (5) years.

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:

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.


AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


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:

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:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Two years of college/university studies is required.
  • Certifications
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Driving License
  • Other Document
  • Other Document 2

Next Steps:

What to Expect Next:  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

The deadline for submitting the application is 20 December 2021.


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