Community Liaison Assistant – External Job at US Embassy Dar es Salaam 2022


Community Liaison Assistant – External Job at US Embassy Dar es Salaam 2022


The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Community Liaison Assistant  in the Community Liaison Section. 


The incumbent assists the Community Liaison Office Coordinator(s) (CLO) in developing and maintaining key contacts and

managing information that benefits the morale and welfare of the entire mission. Serves as a main point of contact for all

CLO-organized activities within the Embassy, around the country and throughout the region. CLO Assistant will assist CLO

in promoting and implementing cross-cultural activities, providing expert advice on Tanzanian culture and language to the

mission staff and their family members, maintain CLO daily operations and yearly reports, and assist in all CLO trips and social functions.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (Include % of time spent for each duty; percentage totals must equal 100%.)

Event Coordination 40%

The CLO Assistant aides the CLO(s) in development, implementation, and administration of all cultural and social activities hosted

by the Community Liaison Office (Fall Newcomers’ Orientation, US Embassy Halloween Party, CLO trips, etc.) Acts as the

liaison between the mission and members of the host government or cultural and social organizations participating in or hosting

events for the benefit of our community. Assists the CLO in implementing and executing all events organized through the CLO,

including researching and negotiating special offers, resolving potential problems and overseeing aspects of actual trips or functions. Attends and works major US Mission Dar community events.

Administration 30%

Maintains working relationship with all Embassy sections, the FSN Association, and other interest or community organizations

within the Mission. Serves as liaison between CLO and GSO warehouse FSN staff for event support and with local vendors

including printing houses, publishers, nurseries, travel agents, etc. for CLO-related activities.

Communication and Resource Management 20%

Works closely with CLO in information, media, and general office management. Prepares welcome packages for new officers and

visitors, maintains check-in and briefing information for new officers, orders supplies, and processes vehicle and supplies requests.

Helps design and distribute posters and flyers, and compiles and broadcasts announcements and newsletters.

Reporting and Data Management 10%

Manages regular reports mandated by offices such as Family Liaison Office (FLO), Overseas Briefing Center (OBC), and the

Office of Overseas Schools (OOS). Updates procedures and helps collect data for yearly reports including, but not limited to: CLO

Activity Report, Family Member Employment Report (FAMER), Overseas Childcare Report, Office of Overseas School 


Report, and the Post Info To Go (PITG).

Note: This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Incumbents will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.

Qualifications and Evaluations


Experience: Minimum of two years of experience in event planning and management is required.

Education Requirements:

Education: Two years of College/University studies is required.


Language: Fluent (written/spoken, including ability to translate.) in English is required and Good working knowledge (written & spoken) in Kiswahili is required. “This may be tested” 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Data Management, Communication/Leadership and Project/Event Management 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:

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

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link. 

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 reemployment 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 and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirements 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:

• Two years of College/University studies is required – certificate

• College/University transcript

• Proof of citizenship (Passport or Voters card)

• Mandatory – Copy of National Identification Card (NIDA)

• Other Document

• Other Document 2

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:

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. 

Deadline : June 9 2022


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