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US Embassy Careers - Bodyguard-Shift Supervisor

Job Title:         Bodyguard-Shift Supervisor
Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: FSN-7 (Ugshs 46,440,981 p.a. inclusive of allowances)
Vacancy Announcement Number: 100-16

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 Bodyguard-Shift Supervisor is a specialist trained in close physical protection operations. The duty includes bodyguard protection of Embassy staff and visiting dignitaries.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The incumbent must possess a strong knowledge in physical protection, standard security practices and procedures. The incumbent will develop and maintain low-level contacts with host nation security forces, private partners and other foreign government contacts (90%)
·         The incumbent physically protects all USG Personnel to whom the incumbent is assigned, including the Chief of Mission, Deputy Chief of Mission, and other official USG Representatives. Incumbent provides first line defense against intruders and/or attackers.
·         Plans elaborate security arrangements at venues where VIPs or large amounts of USG personnel will be attending official functions and/or personal functions and makes necessary recommendations to the OIC.
·         As the Protection Detail Leader, incumbent directs a contingent of Host Nation Police Officers and occasionally FSNIs during protection details
·         Handles money in the course of his/her duties to pay for fuel and/or stipends for additional security support at various venues.
·         Keeps the Bodyguard Officer in Charge and the Assistant Regional Security Officer informed as necessary during his shift.
·         May carry firearms during shift duties and while escorting assigned dignitaries.
·         Ensures that his/her weapon is maintained and is in excellent operating and safe condition at all times.
·         Ensures that the vehicle that he/she is driving during a given shift is clean and in working condition.
·         Maintains timesheets of the bodyguards on his/her shift.
Other Duties (10%): Performs other duties, to include administrative as required by the RSO.

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 US Embassy Bodyguard-Shift Supervisor career opportunity should have completed secondary school (both O’ and A’ levels) is required.
·         At least four years’ experience, three years of progressively responsible experience in the commercial security guard business, civilian or government police or military and one year in managing staff.
·         A strong knowledge in physical protection, standard security practices and procedures; good working knowledge of standard security equipment and weapons; thorough knowledge of host-country operational environment, language, law and security entities, and historic criminal and terrorist threats and operational tendencies are required.
·         Possess excellent analytical /abilities, originality of ideas, creative solutions, and the exercise of sound, independent judgment;
·         Ability to make independent judgments on threats made to protected individuals.
·         Ability to rapidly assimilate and assess real-time threat information and issue orders for the immediate conduct of defensive operations.
·         Possess a valid driver’s General license and be able to learn defensive driving.
·         Ability and willingness to use firearms safely and proficiently.
·         Computer literacy skills i.e. proficient in the use of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint at a minimum).
·         Language Proficiency: Level IV English ability (good working knowledge of written, spoken and reading) and level III ability (good working knowledge of written, spoken and reading) in any three of the following languages is required; Luganda, Lusoga, Kiswahili, Lunyankole, Acholi, Lugisu, Lunyoro, Lukiga, and Alur/Acholi 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 KampalaHR@state.gov

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: 22nd November 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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