Political Assistant Career Jobs – United States US Embassy / Mission

Job Title:         Political Assistant
Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: FSN
9- Ugshs 75,718,515 p.a
  inclusive of allowances
Vacancy Announcement Number: 13-18
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 Political
Assistant drafts and researches required annual reporting as well as voluntary
reporting as assigned.  The incumbent
takes meetings independently as well as scheduling meetings for U.S.
officers.  The incumbent briefs
colleagues within the section, other Embassy officials including the
Ambassador, and visiting officials on current and political developments and
trends.  The incumbent occasionally
travels independently within Uganda, and frequently supports travel of U.S.
officers.  Incumbent must maintain a wide
range of contacts at the highest level inside and outside government.  The incumbent must also work closely with
other sections in the Embassy.  The
incumbent assists in organizing representational events, including recommending
and liaising with appropriate invitees.

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 Political
    Assistant career opportunity should hold a university degree in ether political science, political economy,
    economics, history, journalism and human rights is required.
  • At
    least five years’ experience in foreign policy, business, politics, social
    development, academia or journalism.
  • Excellent
    writing, research, and editing skills. 
  • Possess
    highly advanced interpersonal, analytical, communication, planning and
    organizational skills. 
  • Ability
    to develop and maintain an extensive range of high-level contacts within
    the host country government, local political parties, security forces,
    local NGOs and civil society.
  • Ability
    to plan, organize and execute complex research projects and prepare
    precise, accurate and factual analytical reports often on sensitive topics
    that require a high degree of personal courage given prevailing political
    circumstances in Uganda
  • Thorough
    knowledge of the host country’s political, economic, social structure and
    regional security environment. 
  • Must
    be able to quickly develop a comprehensive understanding of U.S. foreign
    policy, U.S. interests in Uganda, and U.S. development assistance to Uganda.
  • Language: Level IV English ability (fluent
    written, spoken and reading) is required. Level III local language skills
    also 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
  • 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: 14th March 2018
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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