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U.S. Embassy Hiring Procurement Assistant

U.S. Embassy Hiring Procurement Assistant

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Vacancy: Procurement Assistant at U.S. Embassy Tanzania March, 2024

Announcement NumberDaresSalaam-2024-014
Hiring Agency Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title Procurement Assistant (Contracting Officer’s Representative) (Internal Candidates Only)
Open Period 03/04/2024 – 03/18/2024

U.S. Embassy Who May Apply

Present Mission Employees – 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) assigned under COM – All Agencies.

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Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Must possess a minimum of three (3) years of experience in acquisitions, procurement, contractor oversight, or other program management responsibilities of a technical nature. This involves engaging in acquisition-related activities such as market research, drafting specifications, statements of work or objectives, developing quality assurance surveillance plans, supporting the Contracting Officer as a technical monitor, participating as a subject matter expert on a technical evaluation team, and/or serving as a COR or GTM appointed in writing by a Contracting Officer.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must possess a good understanding of local business practices, resources, pricing, and local contracts management best practices. A general knowledge of commerce within the country, including local contractual requirements, customs, and case law related to leasing and contracting, is required.

U.S. Embassy Education Requirement

A bachelor’s degree in management (including business administration or supply chain management), law, acquisitions, accounting, or finance is required.


LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) proficiency in speaking/reading/writing English is required. Level IV (Fluent) proficiency in speaking/reading/writing Swahili is also required. (This may be tested)


  • Capability to interpret and apply acquisitions regulations and policies.
  • Good oral and written communication skills for developing sustainable working relationships with contractors and meeting extensive reporting requirements.
  • Organizational skills required to operate independently with limited direct supervision and assist the contracting officer in results-driven activities.
  • Tact is necessary in dealing with local companies and businesses, and persuasiveness is often required when working with contractors to achieve acceptable contract completion.
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills are required for developing and monitoring the financial aspects of the contract and pre-approving invoices.
  • Good overall computer skills, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and database software. Strong internet skills are required for document preparation and reporting.
  • Must possess a valid, current driver’s license for a car and have held 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.

Diversity Equality and Inclusion 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.

Qualifications U.S. Embassy:

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

Agency Benefits: The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

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.

IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming 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 indicating 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 the 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 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.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

Required Documents

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

All Applicants:

  • University Degree Certificate
  • University Degree Transcript
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Valid 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 duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc., may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

For the latest Procurement Assistant jobs vacancy at U.S. Embassy 2024 Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.

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