Earn over 75m as Security Investigator, FSNI (Security Investigator, FSNI) at United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Job Title:   Security Investigator, FSNI (Security Investigator, FSNI)

Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Salary: UGX 75,155,111 /=

Position Number: Kampala-2024-028


About US Embassy:

The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years. Ambassador William W. Popp 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: Under the supervision of the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Site Security Manager (SSM), serves as the Foreign Service National Investigator (FSNI)/Security Investigator for all security related activities associated with the construction of the New Office Annex / Support Annex. Works independently and provides security and secretarial services in support of the project including background investigations, screening calls, file maintenance, etc. Maintains liaison with local police, OBO contractors, Local Guard Force (LGF), security organizations and other security authorities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

Investigations: 40%

  • Conducts background investigations on contractors involved with the OBO construction project, and other Locally Employed Staff (LES) hired by OBO.
  • Verifies educational qualifications, previous employment, references, allegations involving character, suspected fraud, misconduct, and suitability of applicants for employment with the Embassy.
  • Initiates form letters for record checks and sends them to police investigative agencies in the country and abroad and Political and Consular Sections of the embassy.
  • Conducts security interviews on each applicant and prepares investigative reports on the background, conduct and suitability for their employment to the RSO.
  • Gives regular security briefings/presentations for construction project contractors and its subcontractors.

Security: 20%

  • Acts as a Police liaison for SSM on all construction-related security matters.

Assists SSM with loss prevention and criminal investigations as needed and directed by the SSM or RSO, including police reports to local authorities and interviews. Investigates employee or contractor misconduct as necessary.

Coordinates with U.S. Embassy RSO and FSNI for investigations off-site, by preparing initial reports. Monitors and reports security-related news and events, identifies acts that may present a security risk.

Local Guard Coordinator/Liaison: 20%

  • Supervises day-to-day LGF operations. Ensure LGF is trained and performing their duties correctly. Inspect OBO-provided equipment for serviceability. Ensure SSM operational forms (i.e. deliveries, visitors) are received and distributed appropriately.
  • Liaison with local police, host country law enforcement, and security officials.
  • Responds to incidents and/or accidents as necessary for initial action.

Administrative Duties: 20%

  • Establishes effective working relations with other USG agencies, local agencies, and civil authorities.
  • Maintains all office files per the requirements of the SSM Handbook. Screens telephone calls.
  • Maintains and upkeeps investigation files, database, access logs and other security records in relation to the construction project.
  • Maintains supply records and coordinates resupply of administrative materials for SSM.
  • Receives and processes all incoming documents, additional access and site delivery requests, sorts and distributes mail, maintains incoming and outgoing letter logs, and ensures that all items are responded to within the prescribed timeframe.
  • Translates documents requested by SSM or RSO. Operates government- owned vehicles (GOVs) to carry out official duties, as needed.

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 Security Investigator, FSNI (Security Investigator, FSNI) job should have two years of post-secondary education. Required.
  • Minimum three years of security related experience of progressively responsible experience in investigative work with police or private security organization.
  • Good working knowledge of procedures and policies of the U.S. government and security office with regards to conducting background investigations and determining suitability for employment and access to U.S. government facilities. Good knowledge of host country legal system and institutions, criminal law, and U.S. Government security standards and regulation procedures.
  • Good working knowledge of documentary sources of information, ability to maintain extensive contacts with officials of various local agencies, ability to exercise initiative and use research skills in obtaining information or evidence.
  • Good computer skills in Word, Outlook, Power Point, and Excel.
  • Ability to draft concise reports and letters of inquiry in English.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain contacts with officials of various agencies. Must be able to conduct thorough interviews and evaluate honesty of candidate or employee.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Language: English level III (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. Luganda level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking 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: 30th May 2024


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Date Posted 2024-05-21T03:00
Valid Through 2024-05-31T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization U.S. Embassy in Uganda
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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