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29 September 2016

US Embassy Careers - Assistant Motor Pool Supervisor / Dispatcher

Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: FSN-6 (Ugshs 41,892,912 p.a inclusive of allowances)
Vacancy Announcement Number: 91-16

About US Embassy:
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.

Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
·         United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
·         Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
·         Peace Corps

Job Summary: The Assistant Motor Pool Supervisor/Dispatcher will support the US Embassy Motor Pool Supervisor in planning, directing and the coordination of the use of motor vehicles and chauffeurs to provide efficient transportation services to the Embassy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Incumbent helps plan, direct and coordinate motor vehicle operations for the entire Mission.  (50%)   
    • Spot checks motor pool and takes necessary action to maintain and improve efficiency of operations.
    • The jobholder plans and directs vehicle use and driver assignments and establishes priorities in demand for vehicles.
    • Establishes work schedules for drivers and directly supervisors 20 drivers.                                                           
  • The Incumbent helps plan vehicle maintenance to insure maximum availability of vehicles. Keeps track of all vehicles sent out for repairs(20%): Periodically inspects the appearance of vehicles and ensures every morning the vehicles are clean and ready to duty.
  • The Assistant Motor Pool Supervisor/Dispatcher will be in charge of the Mission’s shuttle program.  (15%): The incumbent will ensure the shuttle program is run effectively by being at the warehouse every morning before the shuttles depart.
  • Serves as acting Motor Pool Supervisor in the absence of the MP Supervisor (15%)  : For official visits, Incumbent will attend all countdown meetings and be the main point of contact for control officers.                                 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The applicants for the United US Embassy Assistant Motor pool Supervisor/Dispatcher job opportunity should have completed secondary school (both ‘O and A’ level) is required.
  • A minimum of three years’ hands-on experience in general administration involving planning, prioritizing, coordinating and directing resources and people is required.
  • Broad knowledge of data management, safety and maintenance practices. 
  • Familiarity with local traffic laws and patterns is required.
  • Hold a valid local driver's license minimum of class B. 
  • Must have multi-tasking ability and an aptitude to exercise judgment in making the best use of equipment and personnel resources; in managing priorities, making recommendations and providing customer service to all.
  • Language Proficiency: Level III spoken and written English ability (good working knowledge) is required.

How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and strictly adhere to the following:
·         Download a completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff, Download it Here.
·         Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)

Submit Application To:

Human Resources Office
By email at

NB: Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB. Please clearly indicate the position number and title you are applying for on the DS-174 form.

Deadline: 7th October 2016

The US Mission in Kampala 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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

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