Chauffeur (CDC) (US Embassy Hanoi)


  • Hiring Agency: Embassy Hanoi
  • Position Title: Chauffeur (CDC)
  • Open Period: 05/04/2023 - 05/18/2023
  • Salary: USD $9,437 /Per Year
  • Work Schedule: Full-time - 44 hours per week.
  • Duty Location(s): in Hanoi, VM


The basic function of this position is to use good knowledge of motor vehicle operation and road conditions to provide transportation/driving services to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Hanoi office and visitors. For the driving services, the incumbent will be required to safely drive staff to meetings, site visits, and functions; coordinate all transportation motorcades of VIP delegations; and handle all vehicle maintenance issues. The incumbent will assist with general office tasks on an as needed and as-available basis including receiving and delivery of mail and parcel items, and photocopying materials/documents.  

Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE: At least three years of professional driving experience is required.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of the city and its environs, including driving routes and traffic patterns.
  • Must be familiar with the location of hospitals, police and fire stations within the city and its immediate surroundings.
  • Education Requirements:
  • Completion of high school education (Grade 12) is required.
  • Limited knowledge in Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (This will be tested)
  • Good working knowledge in speaking/Reading/Writing Vietnamese is required.
  • Must hold a valid Vietnamese driver’s license for passenger vehicles (Vietnamese category D driver's license or higher). This skill will be tested.
  • Must have the ability to read maps and plan driving routes.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team. Must have good verbal communication skills, and an ability to handle all persons with professionalism and discretion.
  • Must be able to perform basic vehicle inspection and must possess intermediate level automotive maintenance skills.
  • Must have basic computer skills to maintain reports and for communication purposes.
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. Qualifications:
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Locally Employed Staff working at the U.S. Mission in Vietnam will receive the following allowances and benefits in addition to the annual basic salary listed above.
1. Allowances: 
  • Unique Conditions of Work Allowance: 7% of Annual basic salary (subject to review every two years).
  • Miscellaneous Benefits Allowance: US$1,000 per annum for FSN-09 and below, and US$3,000 per annum for FSN-10 and above.
2. Benefits
  • Tet Bonus - one-month basic salary
  • Merit Based Compensation - annual salary increase based on performance
  • Annual leave - 132 hours per year and the annual leave hours will increase every five years of creditable service according to local labor law
  • Sick leave according to local labor law
  • Family leave - up to 5 days and other special leave as stipulated in the local labor law
  • American and Vietnamese holidays up to 21 days per year
  • Contribution to mandatory insurances according to Vietnam's Government law and regulation including social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance
  • Supplemental Health Insurance that the U.S. Mission covers 90% of the premium for employees and each eligible family member
  • Mission cash award for outstanding performance
  • Training opportunities abroad, in-country, on-the-job and online sources for professional career development
For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

How to Apply

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a public clearance. To apply for this position, click the “Apply to this vacancy” button at the header of the page.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site:
For further detailed information, please visit here.
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