26 Feb 2024

Executive Housekeeper at Embassy of Ireland

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Job Description

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 forthe efficient running and maintenance of the Residence, suggest efficiencies and improvements and work with the Embassy Operations Manager to implement these.
  • Contributeto planning, budgetdiscussions, and expenditure managementforthe 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 two-years 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.
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Closing Date : 10th March, 2024.

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