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Job Title:         USEFM Consular Assistant
Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: USD $36,725
Open to: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) - All Agencies
Position Number: Kampala-2019-015

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


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The USEFM Consular Assistant is responsible for preparing passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications for adjudication.
  • Advises adjudicators of any inconsistencies or fraud red flags in cases. Accepts applications for emergency services and prepares cases for Consular Chief or Consular Officer.
  • The Consular Assistant also explains requirements for ACS services to clients, and ensures files are complete before adjudication.
  • Uses judgment in recommending cases for issuance, denial, or further investigation.
  • Supports Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) and immigrant visa (IV) units when necessary, including collecting biometrics.
  • Acts as the primary back up for the American Citizen Assistant (ACS) assistant.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Manages consular correspondence, including tracking Congressional correspondence, drafting responses for Consular Chief’s signature, and managing public email inquiries.
  • Is responsible for the DNA portfolio.
  • Supervises sample collection, carefully logs and tracks sampling kits to ensure integrity of chain of custody.


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 United States US Embassy USEFM Consular Assistant job opportunity should have completed two years of college studies
  • At least two years of work experience in administration or customer service oriented environment
  • General knowledge of administrative and office procedures; general knowledge of the consular operations, management practices and a general understanding of USG organizational structure, including the ability to appreciate political nuances and cultural sensitivities is required.
  • Typing level III (40wpm).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a culturally diverse public and to work diplomatically under pressure.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Internet, and ability to master Consular software applications.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. This may be tested.
  • Language: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required. This may be tested.

How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications online at the link below.


Deadline: 3rd December 2019

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