Fresher United States Embassy Careers – Regional Refugee Coordinator Assistant (Salary 63 million)

Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Grade: UGX
63,281,227 – UGX 92,530,238
Vacancy Announcement Number: Kampala-2018-028
Who May Apply:
Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible
Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); or Declared Members of
Household (MOHs) – All Agencies
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 Regional Refugee Coordinator Assistant
provides program and administrative support to the Great Lakes Regional Refugee
Coordinators’ office. The incumbent’s primary duties include: Monitoring and
evaluation of U.S. government-funded humanitarian assistance programs,
reporting on refugee issues, maintaining contacts with government officials,
international organizations and NGOs in all countries covered by the office,
and providing administrative support. The employee often works independently
and has the authority to carry out many of the assigned duties without the
direct involvement of the supervisor. The jobholder reports directly to the
Regional Refugee Coordinator and does not exercise any supervisory
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Program Management: 40% The incumbent’s primary responsibility is to support the Regional
    Refugee Coordinator in managing the PRM- funded NGO programs in the Great
    Lakes region. As such the incumbent will participate in the monitoring and
    evaluation (M&E) of these programs (including field trips), drafting
    required evaluation reports, tracking the M&E of the programs,
    corresponding with representatives of the NGOs regarding programmatic
    matters, and any other tasks required to fulfill the Office’s M&E
    responsibilities for such programs. Programs include those funded through
    PRM cooperative agreements, Julia Taft grants, and PEPFAR funds, as
  • Administrative Support: 30% The jobholder must manage all aspects of the administration of the
    Office. Duties include: All administrative tasks related to official
    employee travel for all employees in the Office; all administrative tasks
    associated with official visitors sponsored by the Office; and all other
    administrative tasks required for the Office to function well such as
    filing, supply needs, secretarial services, maintenance of equipment, etc.
  • Coordination: 15% The
    jobholder cultivates and maintains contacts with representatives of
    government, international organizations and NGOs in the Great Lakes
    region. Many of these are high-level contacts such as the heads of the
    United Nations agencies and government officials at the Office Director
    level. Such coordination requires attending meetings and receptions,
    drafting correspondence and organizing events.
  • Reporting: 15% The
    incumbent contributes to reporting on refugee issues in the region. This
    includes collecting information, drafting emails, cables and other
    reports. This position description in no way states or implies that these
    are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Incumbent will be
    required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties
    requested by his or her Agency.          

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 Regional Refugee Coordinator
    Assistant career opportunity should hold a University degree in any of the
    following courses; Public Administration, Business 
    Administration, Development Studies, Human Rights, Peace &
    Humanitarian Interventions, Social Work or Social Administration
  • At least two years of prior work experience involving humanitarian
    assistance and experience working with international organizations is
    required. The position requires prior experience working in an office
    setting, and conducting field research.
  • The position requires a solid knowledge of the geography, history
    and politics of the Great Lakes region, and a thorough knowledge of
    refugees, migration, and humanitarian assistance. Furthermore, the
    employee must have a well-developed knowledge of the U.S. government and
    the U.S. Department of State — including a thorough understanding of the
    function and operations of U.S. diplomatic missions abroad.
  • The employee must possess strong oral and written communication
    skills, and must be competent in basic computer skills.
  • Furthermore, the employee must be able to work with minimal
    supervision, and be capable of traveling to remote sites under difficult
    conditions. Basic typing skill is required.
  • Basic numerical skill is required
  • Language Proficiency: List both English and host country language(s) by level (II, III)
    and specialization (sp/read). Level III (Good working knowledge)
    writing/speaking/reading English is required; Level III (Good working
    knowledge) writing/speaking/reading French is required, and Level III
    (Good working knowledge) writing/speaking/reading Swahili 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
  • You will receive confirmation on
    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: 3rd July 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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