Assistant Security Investigator Career Opportunity - United States US Embassy / Mission

Job Title:          Assistant Security Investigator
Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: FSN-7 (Starting at Ugshs 46,440,981 p.a. inclusive of allowances)
Vacancy Announcement Number: 76-16

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 Security Investigator performs specific tasks and Regional Security Office responsibilities delegated to Post's Foreign Service National Investigator's (FSNI) Program. The incumbent carries out liaison functions with working level GOU Officials, and using all available information provides security advice to C/FSNI or RSO. Conducts LES and Contractor background investigations, investigations related to terrorism, criminal activity, suitability and other issues in support of both DS and other USG law enforcement and security agencies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Background Investigations (70%)
·         The Assistant Security Investigator initiates background investigation cases, which include new cases and revalidation cases of FSNs, PSCs, and Ugandan security contractors assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.
·         The incumbent follows up these cases with the contracted USDH background investigators to ensure that all requirements are full filled and cases are then closed. Other cases are also reviewed for completion, such as accidents, suspected persons, suspected vehicles, fraud, and other cases assigned to the office.
Investigator for the Regional Security Office (25%)
·         The Assistant Security Investigator conducts simple and complex investigations, which could involve theft, pilferage, malfeasance, and threats or security incidents and robberies involving official US personnel. Incumbent will conduct suitability for employment background investigations and maintain investigative files on the backgrounds of all national employees employed by the US Mission.
·         Through the above mentioned liaison capacity, incumbent will utilize resources of the host government security services to aid in the investigative process.
·         The investigative success will many times be dependent upon incumbents “access” to host country information. Incumbent will utilize a number of techniques to include interviewing, researching, and compiling and accurate interpretation of facts to achieve investigative closure.
·         Some of these investigations will be extremely sensitive and necessitate the utmost discretion and confidentiality.
Police and security liaison for the regional security office (5%)
·         The Assistant Security Investigator must be capable of maintaining contact with personnel at all levels of the Ugandan security services, up to and including the Inspector General of the National Police and Commissioner of Immigration.
·         Due to the severe nature of the threats against the US Mission, the level, diversity, relative importance and extent to which the incumbent is required to develop and maintain outside contacts is critical to the continued security of the US
·         Mission.
·         The incumbent will assist liaise with Ugandan security services at large, public events taking place on US Mission property (e.g. GSO warehouse) or taking place at a private location (e.g. USMC Ball at a hotel).
·         The incumbent is the primary link between that RSO and the host country provided Bodyguard Detail for the Chief of Mission.

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 Security Investigator career opportunity should have completed secondary school (both O' and A' levels) is required.
·         At least three years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement, investigation or surveillance with a military or police organization with a leaning towards management principles is required.
·         Working knowledge of documentary sources of information and familiarity with local laws pertaining to criminal law, fraud management, marriage and military service is required.
·         Good understanding of the local traffic laws and area traffic patterns.
·         Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in use of personal computer (Microsoft programs)
·         Ability to exercise initiative, be resourceful in obtaining information or evidence, draft concise reports in English; and develop and maintain contacts with various security and law enforcement agencies is required.
·         Must have valid local driver's license for combined types of vehicles.
·         Language Proficiency: Level III English ability and level II spoken ability of at least two local languages 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: 13th September 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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