Administrative Specialist to the Mission Director’s Office – United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Uganda

Job Title:    Administrative Specialist to the Mission Director’s Office

Organisation: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Salary: Salary Range: $53,990 – $70,190, equivalent to GS-10.


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:  USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Resident Hire Personal Services Contractor (PSC) – Administrative Specialist to the Mission Director’s Office (AS/MDO).


The AS/MDO serves as an integral member of the USAID/Uganda Mission Directors Office (MDO) consisting of the Mission Director (MD), the Deputy Director (DMD) and the Resident Legal Officer (RLO). In all areas of responsibility set forth below, the AS/MDO coordinates and otherwise supports any other office management staff in the USAID MDO, including the Administrative Assistant. The AS/MDO is responsible for a full range of administrative, project management, and oversight functions that are essential to the efficient operations and management of USAID/Uganda. The AS/MDO is the point of contact for the flow of paper and assignments to and from the USAID/Uganda MDO and assists its staff in a variety of ways, such as managing key priorities and activities of the MDO; receiving actions from the Embassy/Kampala Executive Office and assigning them to USAID Mission staff in consultation with the MD, DMD, and RLO; tracking and tasking actions and ensuring that they are completed by the due date; and drafting and reviewing communications. The AS/MDO facilitates communications, information, and recommendations to assist the MD’s, DMD’s, and RLO’s decision-making process on programs and operations. The AS/MDO ensures the smooth flow of communication between the MDO and USAID/Uganda staff, the Embassy/Kampala Executive Office, the public, the Government of Uganda (GOU), and other development partners and stakeholders.


The AS/MDO supports the MDO on a variety of complex and sensitive programs, operational, and logistical issues. The AS/MDO provides office operations support for USAID’s programming and management processes within the MDO and performs a liaison function. The AS/MDO assists with clearances and approvals of documents to and from the MD, DMD, and RLO and, in the process, builds strong partnerships with stakeholders throughout the Embassy, including Embassy/Kampala’s Executive Office as well as other departments and agencies at post.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the USAID Uganda Administrative Specialist to the Mission Director’s Office job must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in business/management, social sciences, or a related field.
  • At least three to five years of progressively responsible experience performing a full range of high-level administrative, program-support assistance.
  • Experience may include, but is not limited to, serving as an executive liaison, creating, and implementing standard office procedures and practices, being the quality control point of contact for written materials; establishing and maintaining contacts with high-level entities and individuals at the ministerial levels and above; and guiding, supporting, and coordinating work with other staff.


How to Apply:

Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit (Requirements (i) – (v) below are critical for compliance of the offer. Therefore, candidates MUST pay due attention to these):

  • A complete DS-174 Employment Application for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (; [click at this link for latest version]. Offerors are required to complete sections 1 through 6 (use additional pages, if needed).
  • Cover letter (addressed to the USAID Supervisory Executive Officer) clearly indicating the position for which you are applying and describing how you meet the minimum requirements.
  • Complete curriculum vitae/resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, the resume must include:
  • Paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month/year). Please specify unpaid or part time work. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year) will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (NOTE: Resume and DS-174 work experience should match.)
  • Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
  • Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards, or accomplishments.
  • Name and contact information (phone and email) of three (3) professional references. At least one of the references must be a prior or current direct supervisor.
  • Supplemental [separate] document specifically addressing each QRF as outlined in the solicitation
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts
  • Offers should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). No other file types will be accepted. All documents should be scanned into one (1) document (one (1) ATTACHMENT) which should not exceed 10MB.


Documents should be arranged and scanned in this order:

  • DS-174
  • Cover Letter
  • Complete Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Supplemental documents
  • Academic Transcripts
  • (vi) Submitted offers and documents become the property of USAID and will not be returned.


Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I at Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.


All qualified Offerors will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national or tribal origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization or other non-merit factor.

Offeror submissions must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted documents.


For this position, the subject line of the email MUST read:


SOL NUMBER TITLE OF POSITION, LAST, FIRST CANDIDATE NAME – Ex: 72061723R00016 Administrative Specialist to the Mission Director’s Office (AS/MDO), Smith, Jose


Deadline: 22nd August 2023


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Date Posted 2023-08-02
Valid Through 2023-08-22
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala, 0256, Uganda

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