US Embassy Careers – Assistant Motor Pool Supervisor / Dispatcher

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