US Embassy Nairobi Chauffeur Jobs in Kenya

US Embassy Nairobi Chauffeur Jobs in Kenya


Basic Function of the Position

  • Liaise with Kenya Airport Authority, Customs and Immigration in the Expediting of U.S. Central Command (USAFRICOM), Department of Defense (DoD) VIPS.
  • Operation and coordination of motor vehicle and security support in the transportation of Chief, Kenya/U.S. Liaison Office (KUSLO), KUSLO staff, and USAFRICOM and DoD VIP passengers.
  • Provides personal protection and safety while driving (USAFRICOM) and DoD VIPs. Load, transport and deliver cargo and mail.
  • The Administrative Non-Commissioned Officer will provide immediate supervision. Overall supervision provided by Chief, KUSLO

    Qualifications and Evaluations


  • Five years as chauffeur or other appropriate driving experience is required.
  • And must have a valid Kenyan driving License with classification of B.C.E

    Job Knowledge

  • Proficient in automotive operations, safety and maintenance practices (4x4)

  • Aware of what the additional requirements are while transporting VIPs

  • Know how to use and limitation of cell-phone

  • Need to know the most efficient routes to and from destinations

  • Should know the locations of frequently requested destinations, such as airports, railroad, terminals, hotels, host nation government/military offices, and other major points of interests

  • Should also know the locations of police stations and hospitals and health clinics

    Education Requirements

  • Completion of Secondary School is required



  • Level III (Good, Reading/speaking /writing) English is required. (This may be tested.)

  • Level III (Good, Reading/speaking /writing) Swahili is required

    Skills and Abilities

  • A valid driver's license of class B.C.E

  • Must possess good interpersonal skills

  • Must be responsible, self-motivated and work with little supervision

  • Be able to perform emergency road service and or able to coordinate for road service assistance

    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
  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya may receive a compensation package 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

    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.

    Hiring Preference Order

  • 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.

    The Following Apply to EFMs, USEFMs, and AEFMs Only

  • Current employees who used a hiring preference to gain employment who are within their first 90 calendar days of employment are not eligible to apply.
  • This does not apply when the hiring mechanism is TEMP or the work schedule is intermittent or irregular.

  • Candidates with a hiring preference who have already accepted a conditional offer of employment may NOT be extended a second conditional offer of employment unless and until they withdraw their candidacy for the first position in writing.

  • Candidates must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

  • If selected, EFMs are expected to serve in the positon for at least one year from the date of hire, and their sponsor’s tour of duty must allow sufficient time for this.

    How to Apply

    For more information and application details, see; US Embassy Nairobi Chauffeur Jobs in Kenya

    Required Documents

  • Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)

  • Driver’s License class B.C.E

  • Curriculum-vitae (CV) (MANDATORY)

  • 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 Nairobi, Kenya.

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