Job Vacancy at The U. S. Peace Corps – Tanzania, General Services Assistant (GSA)

Job Title: General Services Assistant (GSA) – (1 position)
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Application Deadline: 2019-05-15

The U. S. Peace Corps, a leading international community-based development agency working in Tanzania since 1961, offers an attractive professional opportunity with a competitive salary. Peace Corps (PC) provides American Volunteers (PCVs) to requesting communities and groups throughout Tanzania, in the areas of Community Health Education, Sustainable Agriculture, and Secondary Education – Science, Math and English, including the cross-sector programming initiatives HIV/AIDS, malaria, food security, and Gender in Development.

The GENERAL SERVICES ASSISTANT (GSA) position is based in Dar es Salaam, and reports directly to the General Services Manager (GSM) as part of the General Services Office team. The GSA supports the GSM in overseeing the procurement, inventory, maintenance, repair, and overall management of equipment, supplies, IT property, and furnishings for Peace Corps Tanzania’s offices, training facilities, and residences. S/he ensures all required property and procured items are entered into the agency’s inventory management systems through proper use of tagging with inventory bar codes, etc. The GSA leads annual inventory campaigns and prepares property reports in accordance with agency and U.S. Government regulations. S/he also facilitates disposal of surplus property and coordinates its proper sale/auction.

The GSA liaises with personnel at HQ level as well as local staff, U.S. Embassy GSO staff, and vendors to assist the GSM with managing all supplies, equipment, warehousing, as well as maintenance, repair, and furnishing of all facilities and residences.
The General Services Assistant will report to and work under the direct supervision of the General Services Manager (GSM), while reporting indirectly to the Director of Management and Operations. The GSA serves as Acting GSM in his absence.

Desired Qualifications:
Education: Completion of secondary school and preferably at least two years of post-secondary training related to General Services or other relevant fields.
Experience: Three years progressively more responsible experience/work in General Services.
Language: Level IV (Fluent) spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
Knowledge: Knowledge of inventory management processes and procurement best practices in Tanzania and also internationally through internet online procurement.
Computer literacy: Proficient in computer use and Microsoft Office suite of applications.
Skilled at managing and organizing detailed information.
Ability to act with diplomacy and tact with staff, PCVs, Trainees, vendors, and government officials.
Tanzanian Driver’s License is desirable.

Application Procedures:
Applications must be received no later than May 15th, 2019.
Please email a cover letter, CV, personal address and complete contact information, and names and contact information of relevant professional references to: with “GSA” in the subject line.

Only if absolutely necessary, applications may be posted to the attention of:

Director of Management & Operations, GSA Application, 
U.S. Peace Corps Tanzania, 
P.O. Box 9123,
Dar es Salaam.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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