10 July 2017

Fresher Diploma Secretarial Jobs - Administrative Assistant at United States US Embassy / Mission

Job Title:             Administrative Assistant
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: 23-17

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 Administrative Assistant will be  responsible for performing administrative and clerical duties for the Facilities section of the General Services Office of the United States Embassy in Kampala.

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 States US Embassy Administrative Assistant career placement should have completed two years of post-secondary studies in Secretarial studies, administration, management from a university or technical institute is required.
  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible secretarial positions is required.
  • Typing speed of 40 w.p.m.
  • Computer literacy i.e. working knowledge of MS Word, Excel spreadsheets, presentations (PowerPoint) and e-mail systems.
  • Broad knowledge of general office management and administrative procedures. 
  • Familiarity with sections 14 and 15 of the Foreign affairs Manual and the Mission organization.
  • The applicant should have the ability to provide additional training services and provide support to time and attendance programs.
  • Language: Level 3 English ability (good working knowledge) is required.  Level 3 Luganda or Runyakitara Required. This will be tested. 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United States Embassy in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following the instructions below;
  • Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link, Click Here
  • You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

NB: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

Deadline: 18th July 2017

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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