Earn 60,000 US Dollars as Economic/Commercial Associate at United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Job Title:   Economic/Commercial Associate

Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Position Number: Kampala-2022-021 RA1

Salary: USD $60,061


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 Economic/Commercial Associate may travel independently especially in Kampala and the surrounding districts and other parts of Uganda as the need arises, to keep up-to-date on trade and investment opportunities and ESTH developments of importance to U.S. interests.  The incumbent also frequently supports travel by Embassy officials, including recommending and developing schedules, making arrangements, accompanying officers on trips, and helping produce post-trip reporting.


The incumbent assists with reporting and advocacy for Embassy Kampala on economic and commercial issues and spearheads the development of the Political and Economic (P/E) Section’s Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) portfolio.  (S)he is also responsible for promoting bilateral trade by providing commercial services and advocating for U.S. business interests.  (S)he works in a combined P/E Section of five American officers, three Eligible Family Member (EFM) employees, and four Locally Employed (LE) staff.  (S)he reports to the Economic and Commercial Officer, and through him/her to the Deputy Political and Economic Counselor.

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 Economic/Commercial Associate job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Trade, Business, or a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Required.
  • At least four years of progressively increasing responsibilities in a career field related to commerce, environmental protection, and/or science and technology, whether in the governmental or private sector, is required.
  • Must have detailed understanding of U.S. foreign policy, State Department and Embassy Political/Economic policies and directives on inclusive and sustainable economic growth, trade and investment.
  • Thorough understanding of the “language” of business and economics, to successfully interact with the U.S. and Ugandan business communities.
  • Incumbent must have knowledge of the economic and commercial patterns and business.
  • Astute judgment, quick decision-making skills and the ability to form thoughtful connections between different economic/commercial developments is required.
  • Ability to demonstrate significantly high diplomatic communications skills to engage with private and public companies, economic and commercial contacts, government officials, civil society, and other relevant ESTH stakeholders is required.
  • Incumbent is required to use Microsoft Office Suites and advanced spreadsheet features for data analysis and reports.
  • Ability to obtain a SECRET clearance is required.
  • Language: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required.


How to Apply:

All those interested in working with the United States Embassy, US Mission in Kampala should send their applications online at the link below.


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Deadline: 7th August 2022


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