Executive Housekeeper  Embasy of Ireland Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
10th March 2024

Embassy of Ireland, Dar es Salaam 

Our mission is to promote and protect abroad the values, interests and economic well-being of Ireland and  its people. We do this under the political direction of our Ministers, through our staff at home and through  our Embassy network abroad. 

The Embassy of Ireland is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and dynamic individual for the position of  Executive Housekeeper, working in the Ambassador’s Residence.  

Main Responsibilities  

  • Ensure Residence remains ready to host events at all times.  
  • Clean and quality control of all internal rooms and spaces, external rooms and ancillary areas  including service quarters, porch, entryway and outside bathrooms.  
  • Develop weekly task list/house duties and undertake or delegate tasks as appropriate Overseeing special cleaning projects and deep cleaning tasks; 
  • Laundry services for the Ambassador’s Residence.  
  • Requisition of consumables and cleaning supplies and manage stocks and usage. Lead household staff team on advance preparation for events; serve as the point of contact  for Embassy staff in relation to the Ambassador’s Residence.  
  • Front of house responsibilities, particularly meeting and attending to guests Maintain organisation and systems for the efficient running and maintenance of the  Residence, suggest efficiencies and improvements and work with the Embassy Operations  Manager to implement these. 
  • Contribute to planning, budget discussions, and expenditure management for the  Ambassador’s Residence.  
  • Ensure adherence to health and safety standards by all household staff. 
  • Supervise, train and manage the Residence chef 
  • Protect and maintain Ambassador’s valuables and household equipment.  Organise and supervise external staff for large events or service contracts as required.  

Requirements candidates must be able to demonstrate:  


  • An Advanced Level Certificate of Education. 
  • Good written and oral communication skills in both English and Swahili. 
  • At least 5 years working experience in a similar field. 
  • Well-organized, credible, hardworking, interactive, flexible, adaptable and self-driven personality.  Ability to set up simple systems or procedures.  
  • Intercultural skills and an ability to work with people from different cultures. 
  • Experience working for other embassies, international organisations, reputable hotels and/or  companies.  
  • Must have a permanent legal right to live and work in Tanzania. 


  • Experience working for other embassies, international organisations, reputable hotels  and/or companies; 
  • Additional certification in hospitality management, computer literacy is an added advantage. Ability to use a basic email and software eg MSWord, Excel, Outlook. 

Terms and conditions of employment: 

  • The contract will be offered on a three-year renewable basis, including a probationary period.  Competitive salary TSH 21,278,470 annually, including a 13th month, plus health insurance and  training opportunities. Salaries are tax deducted and paid direct to a bank account.  

How to apply 

The Job Description and Application Form for this position are available on our website  

Completed application forms should be sent via e-mail only to embassydarjobs@dfa.ie with the subject  line “Executive Housekeeper”  

Applications must be received before 17:00hrs (local time) on 10 March 2024 

CVs or cover letters will not be accepted.  

No applications will be accepted after this deadline  

Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Selection Process: 

  • Short-listed candidates will be called for a competency-based interview based on the Essential Requirements above. 
  • It is planned to hold interviews before the end of April 2024.  
  • A practical skills test may be included in the recruitment process; 
  • A second and third interview may be included in the recruitment process; and 
  • A panel may be set up depending on the calibre of candidates; 

General Data Protection Regulation: 

All personal information received will be kept in line with GDPR guidelines. 

Security Clearance for Local Staff  

Police security clearance will be sought in respect of individuals who come under consideration for appointment.  Enquiries may also be made with the police force of any country in which the applicant under consideration for  appointment resided. If unsuccessful, this information will be destroyed. If the applicant subsequently comes  under consideration for another position, they will be required to supply this information again. 

Please note that canvassing will disqualify applicants.

The Embassy of Ireland, Dar es Salaam is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity.

 Application Form – Executive Housekeeper


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