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Local Internship with EducationUSA Program Jobs - United States US Embassy / Mission


Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Vacancy Announcement Number: Kampala-2019-23

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

Job Summary:  The Intern will assist the EducationUSA Advisor in order to expand the program’s reach. The intern would be responsible for assisting in planning EducationUSA events, monitoring computer usage in the EducationUSA Center, responding to basic public inquiries, scheduling appointments, contributing to the newsletter, record keeping, staffing the EducationUSA booth at public events, assisting with EducationUSA appointment questionnaire and supervising practice Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) sessions.


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 US Embassy Local Internship career opportunity should have completed senior six and currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution with good academic standing (official transcripts and a letter from the registrar will be required).
  • Previous participation in at least ten different EducationUSA programs/workshops.
  • General knowledge of administrative and office procedures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to deal effectively with a culturally diverse public and to work under pressure. 
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Internet.
  • Language: Level IV English fluency (reading/writing/speaking) is required.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United States Embassy in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following the instructions below;
  • Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link, Click Here
  • You will receive confirmation on registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

NB: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

Deadline: 1st June 2019

The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

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Earn 2.5m as Projects Assistant at British High Commission (BHC)


Job Title:       Projects Assistant
Organization: British High Commission (BHC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Office Notice No.: 07/19 KPL
Starting Monthly Salary: UGX 2,508,110 gross

About US:
The British High Commission is the diplomatic liaison office that aims to develop and maintain close bilateral relations with Uganda, in accordance with British government policies. The British High Commission is responsible for the political relationship between the UK and Uganda, and we provide advice and guidance on political and governance issues. BHC provides assistance and documentary services to British nationals in Uganda. The UK Trade and Investment Section provides assistance to both British and Ugandan businesses.

Job Summary:  The Projects Assistant will support the delivery of the High Commission’s projects. You will work closely with the Projects Officer and the political team to support the design, management and delivery of projects. The incumbent will provide an effective, high quality clerical and administrative support service to the Political team. The ideal candidate is likely to have strong administrative and communications skills, a keen attention to detail and experience of administering projects.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Receive and answer initial enquires on projects both by email and phone. File hard copy letters.
  • Maintain and provide accurate project records and information in a reliable, retrievable and user friendly manner i.e filing, copying, scanning and recording all relevant project information.
  • Prepare documents for meetings i.e sending meeting requests by email, drafting document lists, taking and recording minutes at project meetings.
  • Chasing by phone and email –activity updates, Quarterly and end of project reports, financial accountability and any other requested information.
  • Sending invitations for political team, and chasing for timely responses.
  • Making meeting bookings, transport and visitor notification requests in advance of activities or when requested.
  • Liaising with the accounts department regarding payments and inform line manager of any sudden changes to forecasts.
  • Calendaring important project notifications and following up with reminders. To ensure that the each project calendar is up to date.
  • Work with project implementers to ensure accurate activity work plans and subsequently update internal project calendars.
  • To ensure that the line manager and other members of the Political team are aware of any issues on projects or any calendared activities.
  • To ensure that project team meet deadlines.
  • Any other administrative support (scanning, printing, telephone calls and emails) as requested.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the British High Commission (BHC) Projects Assistant job should hold a university degree in a relevant field;
  • Experience of project management, including budget management;
  • At least three years of relevant work experience;
  • Experience in report writing, note taking and event planning
  • High level of administrative and clerical skills.
  • Sound project and financial management knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Close attention to detail and ability to prioritise in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills – written, oral, one-to-one, group, formal presentations.
  • Ability and willingness to undergo security vetting process
  • Competencies: Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service,  Delivering at Pace

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the British High Commission in the aforementioned capacity should apply by clicking on the link below.


Deadline: 24th May 2019

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Several No Experience Exams Officer Job Opportunities - British Council


Organisation: British Council
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. British Council Uganda is based in Kampala and offers a full range of programmes including examinations, project management on behalf of other donors, and its own grant funded projects. British Council has operated in Uganda since 1952 and its aim is to build cultural and educational relations between Uganda and the UK.  

Job Summary:  The Exams Officer is responsible for the delivery of our examinations in Kampala. Principal areas of responsibility include operational delivery, compliance with quality/security standards and ensuring that all exams are processed according to the British Council’s quality and compliance guidelines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Exams delivery: Processing exams papers:
  • Understands the importance of keeping exams materials secure before, during and after the exam day and of the following systems which protect self and the colleagues from unfair accusations of malpractice.
  • Maintain quality and compliance requirements stipulated by UK exam bodies.
  • Understands the general principles of secure unpacking, packing counting, logging and shredding of materials.
  • Able to use different stock management processes to ensure exams secure materials and equipment can be tracked internally and externally.
  • Understand and effectively uphold the audit criterion that ensures most of the above.
Contribution to general effective management of Exams Business: Managing individuals or teams:
  • Post will require exams officer be able to set clear goals for individuals (exam venue staff) and monitor performance against goals and job standards using the British Council performance management process; produce a job plan and write comprehensive performance evaluation for individuals.
  • Ensure that work is allocated amongst team members fairly and efficiently. Is able to motivate individuals/ the team, particularly those whose roles include routine tasks by setting them small projects as part of their performance deliverables or arranging for job rotations.
  • Able to identify poor performance issues and address with support and guidance from manager.
  • Recruiting and selecting venue staff including examiners, markers, invigilators etc. Ensuring a sufficient number of effectively trained staff is available for each test day administration. Understands basic recruitment and selection procedures and able to apply them to venue staff recruitment process with manager guidance.
  • Understand and be able to implement the particular training and monitoring needs of venue staff as and when required.
Contribute to effective, compliant financial processes and accurate financial information
  • Ability to prepare reconciliations for specific processes for checking by the Exams Manager.
  • Understand basic ‘purchase to pay’ and ‘sales process’ including vendor or business partner creation, raise goods receipts, approve PO’s and sales orders on time and understand the wider importance of this. Understand how to process invoices and credit notes.
  • Able to plan/forecast/monitor/manage simple budgets.
  • Able to support the preparation of cash flow forecast and accruals by providing relevant information for their particular area of responsibility.
  • Tasked with preparing and/ or checking examiner/marker/invigilator payment. Understands the principles of good financial practice.   



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the British Council Exams Officer job placement should possess a Business Management qualification from a recognized university.
  • Existing rights to live and work in Uganda.
  • Appropriate police check required.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Business administration.
  • Knowledge and experience in Financial planning and budget monitoring.
  • Knowledge and experience in Exams delivery.
  • Knowledge and experience in Exams process management.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the British Council in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent, proceed with the online application.


Deadline: 22nd May 2019

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2 Entry Level Language and Cross Cultural Facilitator Job Careers - United States Peace Corps


Organisation: United States Peace Corps
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Training Manager

About Peace Corps:
The Peace Corps is an agency of the United States Government, which sends American Volunteer development workers to assist in capacity building and technical assistance activities in over 70 countries worldwide.  The United States 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
  • Peace Corps 

Job Summary:  The Language and Cross-Cultural Facilitator (LCF) is responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating language and intercultural training at Pre-Service, In-Service and other required opportunities for Peace Corps/Uganda. Working hand in hand with the Language & Cross-Cultural Coordinator, the LCF is expected to offer ongoing language and intercultural support to new Volunteers by carrying out interest survey (needs assessment) of each Volunteers so as to come out with strategies to address them in subsequent trainings.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Area of Expertise:
  • Design lesson plans and deliver them to the Peace Corps Trainees, using appropriate techniques and methodology
  • Prepare at least 10 session designs during TOT, which are ready to be delivered in the initial weeks of PST
  • Conduct language classes in the Ugandan Language of expertise
  • Make daily Trainee assessments and adjust lesson plans according to the learning needs of Trainees
  • Actively participate in Pre-Service Training research for collection of teaching materials relevant for language-technical and Cross Cultural training
  • Tutor learners with special needs as, and when, such needs arises
Cross-Cultural Informant Guide:
  • Using your knowledge as a Ugandan, act as a guide in teaching about Ugandan cultures, with specific emphasis on the uniqueness of your cultural grouping
  • The incumbent will be using their expertise in language teaching to impart cultural knowledge to Trainees during formal sessions
  • Works closely with homestay families in fulfilling the Trainer role for the Trainee
  • Serve as a link between the trainee and homestay family in clarifying any training related issues that may arise
  • Perform daily check-ins for the Trainee to gauge their adjustment process
  • Equip the Trainees with skills to take care of their own safety and security by helping them learn the appropriate language, understand the local customs and cultural practices and dynamics of the political and social set up of the communities that may impact on Trainees' lives
Training Design/Implementation:
  • Actively participate in designing an integrated Pre-Service Training Program
  • Integrate technical training through close collaboration and guidance from Program Specialist
Documentation and Reporting:
  • Maintain file of written lesson plans, handouts and other language supplementary materials for PST and IST
  • Send weekly reports to the Language & Cross-Cultural Coordinator detailing the progress of each Trainee, what has been covered, what needs improvement and the following week's plans
  • Routinely inform the Language and Cross-Cultural Coordinator periodically about the learning progress of each Trainee and on matters related to the Trainee's general suitability for service.
Team Member:
  • Participate in team building activities designed to develop team spirit and responsibility
  • Attend meetings as scheduled
  • Share individual talents and expertise with colleagues
Other: 
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Language & Cross-Cultural Coordinator and the Training Manager
  • Assists the Training Manager in developing, assessing and redesigning competencies and training sessions as required.
  • Evaluates and reports Volunteer/Trainee acquisition of safety and security competencies.
  • Immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and Training Manager.
  • Supports the safety and security systems that are in-place for pre-service training, including reinforcing Trainee roles and responsibilities related to personal safety and security.
  • Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidates for the US Peace Corps Language and Cross-Cultural Facilitator job should hold Diplomas in the area of specialization
  • Past experience in teaching a local Ugandan language preferably to Peace Corps Trainees.
  • Significant experience in teaching and analyzing a Ugandan language.
  • Past experience in adult education training and community development
  • Excellent interpersonal, counseling and cross-cultural  skills
  • Good judgment and problem solving ability
  • Management and supervision experience and/or aptitude.
  • Money and resources management experience and/or aptitude.
  • Willingness to live away from home in a training location for the duration of the training (in a rented house or Guest House)
  • Willingness to be on call all days of training including Sundays and put in extra time past language training to serve as Coordinator of the local training Satellite.
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in Uganda.
Language Proficiency: Level IV English ability. Excellent communication skills in English and at least one Ugandan language

How to Apply:
All Applicants should send their electronic applications clearly indicating their names and the position applied for in the subject line of the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Katungu Bonita_LCF Lunyole" for the LCF Lunyole Position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail.

Please submit word formatted
  • Letter of interest / cover letter (3 pages max)
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae with names and contact addresses of three professional referees. 

Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.  You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If invited for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your Local Council (LC1) and your academic credentials.

Submit Application to: applications@ug.peacecorps.gov

Deadline: 20th May 2019

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4 Driver Job Vacancies - United States Peace Corps


Organisation: United States Peace Corps
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Vacancy Announcement No.: 2019 – 005
Reports to: General Services Manager

About Peace Corps:
The Peace Corps is an agency of the United States Government, which sends American Volunteer development workers to assist in capacity building and technical assistance activities in over 70 countries worldwide.  The United States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah Ruth 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
  • Peace Corps 

Job Summary:  The Driver will operate Peace Corps 4X4 vehicles in accordance with Peace Corps and U.S. Government requirements, local travel regulations, and with supervisor instructions to transport cargo and personnel, Trainees, and Volunteers to appointments in Kampala and throughout the country where Peace Corps and its Volunteers work within Uganda. The incumbent will also have assigned responsibility in the oversight and backup performance of periodic maintenance and repairs of Peace Corps vehicles.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Driving: Contractor will operate official Peace Corps vehicles to transport passengers and cargo in accordance with all local traffic regulations as well as stricter US government regulations. Vehicle operation is monitored by Drive Camera.
  • Maintenance and repair: Contractor will insure that vehicles are maintained and repaired, either in-house or at referral site. With the GSM, Contractor will design, stock, and maintain vehicle maintenance systems and operate an in-house servicing capability. She/He will also wash and clean the vehicles as needed.
  • Record keeping: Contractor will maintain vehicle logs that record each trip taken, odometer readings and time of departure and arrival for each trip. Each time that fuel is put in the vehicle, the Contractor will document on the mileage sheet the amount, odometer reading and date obtained. Any maintenance must also be recorded.
  • Contractor will deliver and pick-up messages and parcels. She/He will make purchases as requested. She/He will do surveys of prices of goods.
  • Contractor will load and unload heavy items into/from vehicles, as well as help move furniture and equipment from one part of the office and residences to another.
  • Occasional Money Handler: The PSC may be requested to courier cash and/or purchase orders to various vendors who furnish supplies and/or services to PST/IST training site, or other locations as directed by the Contracting Officer. The PSC may also be requested to courier cash to PC trainees or volunteers. The PSC will not be functioning as a procurement or disbursing official but will only be acting as an intermediary between the Contracting or Disbursing Officer and the recipient. In the case of dealing with vendors, the PSC will not exercise any procurement discretion concerning the supplies or services to be purchased or the cost limits of these purchases; these will be determined by the Contracting Officer.
  • Other duties as assigned by the GSM and/or the DMO.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United States Peace Corps (PC) Driver job should have competed elementary school; secondary and related trade school or specialized vehicles repair and maintenance trainings are highly desired.
  • A minimum of three years of professional chauffeur experience and a valid local driver's license for following types of vehicles is highly preferred. Classes: B (motor cars), CM (medium commercial), DL (light omnibus), DM (medium omnibus).
  • Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns is required; knowledge and prior work experience with electronic record keeping (computer usage) is also highly desired; knowledge of 4X4 operation will be tested.
  • Duties require the ability to deal with officials and occasionally VIPs in a relaxed but competent and professional manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of staff, business people, property owners and PC Volunteers.
  • Demonstrated experience of cross-cultural communication skills is highly desired.
  • Ability to work a regular Monday through Friday schedule with evening and weekend hours and travel to countryside as may be needed.
  • Must be legally able to work in Uganda.
  • Language Proficiency: Ability to speak, read, and write in English (Level III) is required.

How to Apply:
Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest, resume (maximum 3 pages), names and contact information for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov. Please clearly indicate your name and the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Akello Ritah_Driver” for the Driver Position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps.

Deadline: 20th May 2019

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