Earn over 46m as Security Investigator at United States US Embassy / Mission


Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to:
Site Security Manager (SSM)

Salary Grade: UGX

Job Reference: Kampala

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 Security Investigator serves as the Local
Security Investigator (FSNI) for all local security related investigative
activities, associated with the construction of the U.S. Embassy’s NOX/SPX
Project (OBO-Kampala NOX/SPX Project). Conducts back ground checks for all
local applicants seeking employment with U.S. Embassy under its NOX/SPX
Project. Coordinates security activities of the local security guard force and
the Site Security Manager. This position is a limited duration contract
position which will end in approximately 3 years, in accordance with the U.S.
Embassy NOX/SPX Project completion date.

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 Security Investigator career
    opportunity should have completed both “O” and “A” level education from an
    accredited institution
  • At least three years of progressive work experience in law enforcement,
    investigative or surveillance work with military, police or private
    security organizations is required.
  • A good working knowledge of Uganda’s criminal and civil procedures,
    judicial systems as well as customs and cultures.
  • Extensive knowledge of Ugandan laws concerning; – marriage, divorce,
    adoption and invasion of privacy.
  • Knowledge of the U.S. Government’s/ Department of State’s security
    policies and procedures.
  • Excellent judgment, decisiveness, honesty, trustworthiness,
    flexibility and persistence. 
  • Must be computer literate and able to use Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft
    word, Access, Outlook and Excel.
  • Be skilled in defensive driving and possess a valid driver’s license
    class B, DL & CM.  Ability to
    develop and maintain contacts with working level officers from various
    security agencies (Military, Police & Private Security Organizations).
  • Ability to exercise initiative and resourcefulness in obtaining
    information or evidence. Ability to draft reports in precise English.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be flexible and able to work weekends/ longer hours when
  • Ability to lift objects worth 30-50 pounds.
  • Language: Level
    III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/writing/reading of English is
    required.  Level II (Limited
    Knowledge) speaking of Luganda, Runyakitara or Swahili is required. 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: 14th May 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.

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