US Embassy Nairobi – Truck Driver.

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Basic Function of the Position 

Drives couriers and diplomatic bags to and from Nairobi’s airport as required

– – Act as an expediter; keeps couriers abreast of any airport or visa issues that may arise in Nairobi.

– – Provides assistance to diplomatic couriers in moving classified pouches through Nairobi Intl Airport.

– – Is responsible for maintenance of Nairobi Regional Diplomatic Courier Hub’s (NRDCH) vehicles.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Position requires a total of 3 years’ experience – i.e., 3 years’ experience in driving standard vehicles and commercial trucks; and 2 years clerical and/or airport cargo experience in shipping, transportation or a related field also required (included under the 3 years).

JOB KNOWLEDGE: General knowledge of mandatory visa requirements for courier travel in East Africa. General knowledge of airlines cargo shipping and customs procedures and Kenyan law

Education Requirements:

  • High School education is required.


  • LANGUAGE:  Level 3 English (Good Working Knowledge, reading/writing/speaking) is required. (This may be tested)

    Level 3 Swahili (Good Working Knowledge, reading/writing/speaking) is required.


    Maintain a current and valid local driver’s license for large commercial trucks, vans and regular passenger vehicles. Ability to use a computer to include MS-word, Excel, etc. Ability to manage difficult situations and make appropriate loading decisions under pressure. Ability to professionally negotiate with airline agents and airport officials. Must be capable of performing moderately arduous work including lifting of 50 lb. loads and loads of several hundred kilos with mechanical equipment.

    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.


Closing date: 06/16/2021 




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