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Earn over 63m as Regional Refugee Coordinator Assistant at United States US Embassy / US Mission in Uganda

Job Title:         Regional Refugee Coordinator Assistant
Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: UGX 63,281,227 – UGX 92,530,238
Vacancy Announcement Number: Kampala-2018-031
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 responsibilities.

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 applicable.
  • 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 Here
  • 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: 27th 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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