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

Title:         Regional Refugee Coordinator
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-2018-031
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% 
    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% 
    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:
    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:
    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

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
  • The employee must possess strong oral
    and written communication skills, and must be competent in basic computer
  • 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
    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: 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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