2 Shipping Assistant Job Placements – United States US Embassy / Mission

Title:         Shipping Assistant (2 Job
Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Grade: UGX
41,892,912 – UGX 61,793,254
Vacancy Announcement Number: Kampala-2019-013
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

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 Shipping Assistant career
    opportunity should have completed Secondary school (O & A LEVEL)
  • A minimum of three years of Customs and Shipping experience are
    required; 2 years of these must have been obtained from working with a
    customs, shipping or logistics company in the area of operations and
    customer service.
  • Extensive knowledge of the host country’s customs regulations &
  • A good knowledge of the abilities, capabilities, and general
    procedures of local / regional shipping & transportation regulations.
  • Must be tactful in dealing with host country government officials,
    personnel of shipping, packing and moving companies.
  • Must be able to draft correspondences addressed to the Ugandan
    Government Officials.
  • Typing level II, basic numeracy skills for voucher examining and
    demonstrated ability to use office software including Microsoft Outlook,
    internet, and software applications of common use. There is also
    occasional requirement for heavy lifting.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, possess strong
    interpersonal skills and team work is required. Skills in planning and
    executing administrative and financial work related to GSO-Shipping
    activities are essential. Must be able to drive vehicles and possess a
    valid driver’s license Type B.
  • Language: Level
    III English ability (good working knowledge) in reading, writing and
    speaking. This may be tested.
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: 22nd March 2019
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.
For more of the
latest jobs, please visit https://www.theugandanjobline.com or
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