20 June 2017

Earn over 100m as Security Coordinator at United States US Embassy / Mission in Uganda

Job Title:            Security Coordinator
Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: FSN-10 Ugshs 102,802,449 p.a. inclusive of allowances)
Vacancy Announcement Number: 15-17

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 Security Coordinator is the Regional Security Office’s senior locally employed (LE) staff in charge of the embassy’s defensive security portfolio, which includes the embassy’s physical security program, the residential security program, the local guard force (LGF), the surveillance detection unit (SD), and the security receptionist team.  As head of the defensive security portfolio, the DSC directly supervises four LE staff: the Residential Security Coordinator (RSC), the LGF Coordinator (LGFC), the SD Coordinator (SDC), and the Security Receptionist Supervisor.  In consultation with the supervising ARSO, the DSC is responsible for resolving the defensive security portfolio’s budgetary, procurement, and personnel issues directly with the relevant management office.

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 Security Coordinator job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university in the field of law, criminal justice, security, military science, engineering, or applied sciences.
  • A minimum of three years in police, military, or security position, two of which must be in a supervisory role OR a minimum of 2 years Diploma studies with 5 years of specialized experience two of which must be in a supervisory role in police, military or security position.
  • Good leadership skills. 
  • Previous experience with budgets and manpower control. 
  • Hold a clean and valid driver’s license. 
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Be trained to carry a firearm and other protective equipment, and be prepared to deal with an intruder or other criminal on the compound.  Typing skills with speed and accuracy is required.
  • A high-level working knowledge of the FAM/FAH, embassy procurement and contracting procedures, Diplomatic Security physical, procedural, and operational security standards and procedures, local laws, and local law enforcement tactics, procedures, and chains of command.
  • Knowledge in budgeting, planning a physical or residential security upgrade project (to include how to request additional funds at post, from DS, or from OBO), and carrying out that project.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of local working conditions and practices. 
  • Familiarity with a wide range of protective equipment.
  • Language: Level IV spoken and written English ability (Fluent) is required.   Level II in any of the following languages; Luganda, Runyakitara and Swahili .
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: 29th June 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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