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Who Can Apply: All applicants must be permanent residents of South Africa or legally eligible to work in accordance with Section 19 of the Republic of South Africa’s Immigration Act, No.13 of 2002. Applicants must provide proof of residency in the form of an unrestricted, current work permit or residency permit at the time of application.


Eligible Family Members (EFMs) or Members of Household (MOHs) on official orders who derive their eligibility to work in the Mission from their US direct-hire sponsor who is assigned to South Africa, may apply for positions prior to their arrival in South Africa.

Applicants for employment must be at least 18 years of age. Based on local prevailing practice, the Mission has also established a mandatory retirement age of 60 for any employee covered by the Local Compensation and Benefits Plan. Such employees over age 60 cannot be covered by the Mission’s pension and risk benefits programs.

Employees currently on probationary status are not eligible to apply. Currently employed USEFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) and Not-Ordinarily Residents (NORs) hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a temporary part-time or intermittent position.