Information Resource Center Assistant Careers - United States US Embassy / Mission

Job Title:             Information Resource Center Assistant
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: 21-17
Reports to: Information Resource Center (IRC) Director

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 Information Resource Center Assistant provides programmatic support to IRC programs and promotes IRC services to target audiences within and outside the Mission.  The IRC Assistant advises on collection development and also recommends and implements innovative outreach programming for target audiences.  The assistant supports mobile outreach efforts, including mobile spaces.  The assistant uses electronic and traditional resources to respond to inquiries of moderate complexity from the target audience.

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 Information Resource Center Assistant job placement should have completed secondary school with both ‘O’ and ‘A’ level is required.  The applicant must possess a university degree in business administration, liberal arts, or science
  • A minimum of three years of progressive work experience in library services, office management, public relations, or project management in a medium to a large organization is required.
  • Excellent service orientation, communication and cross-cultural skills. 
  • Proven ability to rapidly perform complex reference services and work effectively with American and local staff. 
  • Ability to plan, organize, and carry out assigned responsibilities, including a coordinated outreach plan.  Work in close coordination with Public Affairs staff to determine resource needs to support mission is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of electronic retrieval and delivery tools. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of standard information science practices and procedures.
  • General knowledge of PD organization and objectives. 
  • Some knowledge of U.S. culture and society as well as U.S foreign policy is required.
  • Language: Level IV (Fluent) in both written and spoken English is required.

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: 24th 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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