Chauffeur /Clerk (MSG) Job in Kenya – US Embassy

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Chauffeur /Clerk (MSG) Job in Kenya – US Embassy

Chauffeur / Clerk (MSG)


The Marine Security Guard (MSG) driver will provide services in support of the MSG in-country staff, instructors, and Other Temporary Duty (TDY) personnel. The driver is expected to utilize defensive driving techniques to provide transport for program manager and others as requested, including frequent early morning or late evening transfers to and from the airport. This individual will be responsible for the maintenance and physical appearance of the MSG vehicle. In addition, the driver will serve as the primary liaison between msg staff and third-party ground transportation agencies to coordinate all msg ground transportation needs in Nairobi, Mombasa and other locations as needed.  Position will be supervised by the vehicle Non-Commissioned Officer Mr. Jordon Emmett.

Qualifications and Evaluations


  • Minimum 3 years driving experience, including two years driving 4-wheel vehicle
  • Driving experience for the U.S. government is required.


  • Excellent knowledge of Kenyan traffic laws and familiar with traffic patterns in Kenya.
  • Familiarity with law enforcement headquarters in and around Nairobi, including Embakasi, Loreto, Magali, Ruiru, Kiganjo; ability to access government ministries at harambee house, vigilance house and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school is required.



Level 3 English (Good working Knowledge/ Speaking/Reading/Writing) is required. (This may be tested)

Level 3 Kiswahili (Basic Speaking/Reading/Writing) is required. 

Skills & Competences

  • Excellent in handling vehicles and ability to drive defensively to avoid accidents and personal injuries; holder of accident-free driving record for over 5 years.
  • Demonstrated ability to use office software programs (MS word, excel, internet explorer) required.
  • Must be a self-started with strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to multi-task and to manage own time.
  • Possession of a valid Kenyan commercial license, class B, C, and E.
  • Typing skills are required.
  • Knowledge of Micro-Soft Word (excel, MS-Word, outlook) 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

  1. Benefits:
  2. Agency Benefits:
  3. 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.

  1. 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*

      1.AEFM / USEFM

      1. 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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The following may also be considered when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, etc.

** 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. 

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Police Clearance Certificate.

How to Apply

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.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Passport copy
  • High school certificate.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Driver’s License
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

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.

Closing Date : 9 December 2022.

Click Here to Apply.

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