United States US Embassy Admin Jobs – Executive Assistant (CDC)


Job Title:    Executive Assistant (CDC)
Admin Jobs

Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala,

Position Number: Kampala-2020-011


About US Embassy:

The United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for
over 30 years.  Ambassador Natalie E. Brown 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 incumbent serves as the Executive
Assistant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Uganda
Country Director and provides a wide range of complex administrative support
related to management, administrative, and program coordination. The work
portfolio includes responsibilities in wide areas of administrative management,
incorporating logistics related to all meetings and events scheduled on the
calendar of the Director. Incumbent assists and acts in a confidential capacity
to the Country Director regarding organizational matters and must maintain
strict confidentiality in performing duties. The incumbent also liaises
regularly with the Embassy executive office, senior officials from the
Government of Uganda, other executive offices of other U.S. Government
(USG)  agencies present at post, staff
across other programs/offices/branches within CDC Uganda and implementing
partners. Incumbent is directly supervised by the Country Director.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed
below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

applicants for the United States US Embassy Executive Assistant (CDC) job
opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree

At least
five years of progressive work experience providing support to senior-level
public health staff; with three of the five years’ experience within US
Government, international, or public organizations is required.

incumbent must have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of executive level
administrative and office support processes is required.  In addition, the incumbent must have an
understanding of CDC and US Government administrative policies and procedures,
protocol issues and the structure and functions of CDC Uganda. 

incumbent must also have in-depth knowledge of the Government of Uganda
operating environment, as well as Ugandan civil society and business
environment to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of the

And Abilities:
The incumbent
must be comfortable working in a highly visible role and communicating with and
coordinating the efforts of senior-level USG staff. A high proficiency in both
written and oral professional communication is required. The ability to
multi-task in a very fast-paced work environment is required. The incumbent is
required to possess exceptional problem-solving skills, as well as the ability
to work independently to develop realistic solutions. The incumbent must be
self-motivated and possess the ability to facilitate planning processes.
Excellent inter-personal skills are required in order to coordinate with USG
and implementing/cooperating partners, and to coordinate and negotiate
effectively with host Government. 
Advanced computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Suite is
required (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).  The incumbent must be proficient at managing
virtual platforms and collaborative workspaces (e.g. Zoom, Microsoft Teams,
SharePoint).  The incumbent must be able
to type 40 wpm. This may be tested

Level IV (Fluent)
speaking/reading/writing of 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: 30th March 2021


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