View Vacancy - Receptionist (17/23 DAR)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Main purpose of job:

  • Management of joint reception area for BHC Tanzania
  • Provide administrative assistance as directed by Line Manager

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Welcome visitors and alert staff of visitor’s arrival
  • Handle and redirect calls through the switchboard
  • Answer basic telephone queries or redirect to relevant staff member to answer
  • Oversee the distribution of office newspapers
  • Update and distribute BHC meeting room registers
  • Receive / stamp incoming invoices & forward to budget monitors / accountants
  • Arrange hotel reservations for various sections in British High Commission Tanzania
  • Support payment process such as raise requisitions 

Resources managed:

  • Expenditure
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Customer Service, Team Working, Multitasking

Language requirements: 

Language: English and Kiswahili

Level of language required: Fluent Speaking

  • Diploma level and above
  • Customer Service Experience 
Changing and Improving, Communicating and Influencing, Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service
12 December 2023
Administrative Assistant (AA)
United Republic of Tanzania
Dar Es Salaam
British High Commission
TZS 1,579,714.45
1 January 2024

Learning and development opportunities:

  • FCDO Mandatory Courses
  • Candidates must be willing to undergo the security clearance process.
  • Applicants must have the right to live and work in Tanzania before applying.
  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission Dar Es Salaam are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Tanzania.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in Tanzania.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
    Obtain the relevant permit
    Pay fees for the permit
    Make arrangements to relocate
    Meet the costs to relocation
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
  • Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link:
  • Please note:  Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.
  • Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a reserve list. If during the reserve period of 6/12 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate.
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This opportunity is closed to applications.