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Embassy Jobs - Electrician and Estates Officer - British High Commission (BHC)


Job Title:       Electrician and Estates Officer
Organization: British High Commission (BHC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Office Notice No.: 15/19 KPL
Starting Monthly Salary: UGX 2, 277, 166 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 Electrician and Estates Officer will serve as the Electrician providing electrical services to the British High Commission office building, the Official Residence, and 29 residences ensuring all electrical installations are in compliance with UK building standards.  In addition, the Electrician will provide support to the rest of the Artisan team in the form of deliveries, record keeping and supervision of contractors. Support Estates Team with administrative tasks and duties as required. Improving procedures, carrying out health & safety checks and completing critical reports required for the PCA.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provision of Electrical Services:
  • Undertake electrical work across the Estate. Monitor utility use and report abnormal use of electricity.
  • Carry out inspections of electrical installations as requested and provide a report on findings making recommendations to resolve the problems.
  • Complete electrical work requests from assignment of task to completion ensuring that work is carried out to a high standard within the agreed period as set out in the Corporate Services Charter.  Ensure all Works Request are signed off at the end of the task confirming the customer is satisfied with the works carried out.
  • Carry out planned yearly preventative maintenance works on electrical installations.
  • Carry out weekly battery and radiator checks on the BHC office stand by generator.
  • Be compliant with the Health and Safety guidance to ensure tools and equipment used to carry out all the electrical work are well maintained and are in a good condition.  Report any defects immediately to Maintenance Manager and ensure tools are kept locked away after use.
  • Provide Supervision of technical and non-technical contractor’s works as requested.
  • Provide technical input and support prior to and during official events
Estates Administration:
  • Manage the electrical stores, and keep up to date records from all deliveries and issuances.  Participate in stores and asset inventory checks as requested.
  • Supporting the Estates Officer and Estates Manager to record all relevant information relating to utility payments for UMEME and NW&SC.
  • Prepare maintenance schedules for preventative maintenance one week prior for works on A/Cs, generator service and electrical safety; liaising with UK Based staff and contractors.
  • Complete health and Safety checks and other reports required for the PCA.
  • Provide back up to the store keeper and leave cover to team members as appropriate
Additional Works:
  • Carry out lawn mower checks and basic repairs. Make recommendations to rectify the problems.
  • Provide DSTV installation support.
  • Provide technical repairs on telephone handsets and prompt feedback on the situation and the way forward.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the British High Commission (BHC) Electrician and Estates Officer job should hold a Diploma and or Post- Secondary Training in Electricals.
  • Qualified Electrician
  • Organisational Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Health and safety knowledge
  • Administrative knowledge
  • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages especially Excel
  • Competencies: Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, 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: 18th November 2019

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Earn over 29,000 US Dollars as Security Escort/Clerk at United States US Embassy / US Mission


Job Title:         USEFM OBO Security Escort/Clerk
Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: USD $29,350

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 USEFM OBO Security Escort/Clerk manages all security escort and security clerical duties for the OBO-Kampala NOX/SPX project. He / she monitors and escorts non-cleared personnel (contractors/vendors) onto the project site, the Embassy's controlled access areas (CAA) and or other locations within the Mission facilities and grounds where NOX/SPX project operates. Ensures that all material and personnel entering into the construction sites and (Controlled Access Areas) CAA has been cleared by the RSO's office, and that no cell phones or other electronic equipment, is allowed into those areas. H/she will work exclusively for the OBO-Kampala NOX/SPX project under the direct supervision of the Project Director and will assist the Site Security Management team with background investigations, security inspections, and office clerical duties. After-hours, weekend and holiday overtime work is required.


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 USEFM OBO Security Escort/Clerk job opportunity should have completed high school
  • A minimum of two years of prior experience in an office, management or security-related position is required.
  • Thorough knowledge of regulations governing control and protection of classified material and equipment set out in 12 FAM, as well as post-specific security access procedures; the proper use of security-related equipment (radio and destruction equipment); familiar with the general layout of the construction site and mission grounds.
  • Must have general administrative/clerical knowledge.
  • Basic keyboard skills and computer literacy.
  • Must be observant, flexible and service oriented.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, should be people oriented, must be able to follow instructions, ability to maintain observation of workers for long periods of time and able to lift or carry 35 pounds of weight.
  • Ability to climb 30 foot vertical ladder and operate roof hatch. Must be able to obtain secret security clearance. This may be tested.
  • Language: Level III English (speaking, reading and writing). 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: 15th November 2019

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Fresher Embassy Jobs - Estates & Assets Officer - British High Commission (BHC)


Job Title:       Estates & Assets Officer
Organization: British High Commission (BHC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Office Notice No.: 14/19 KPL
Starting Monthly Salary: UGX 2,682,424 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 Estates & Assets Officer will provide administrative support to the Estates and Maintenance team to enable the team to provide efficient and effective property management for the 1 HMG office buildings and compound, the Official Residence, and 29 residences. This role will carry out property management, support contract management and procurement, and maintain all the records and inventories pertaining to Estates and Maintenance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Property Management
  • Ensure that rents are paid on time and liaising with landlords.
  • Prepare documentation for the residential induction process for all new UK based staff, and support Head of Estates with inductions. Carry out the verification of the properties assets during first arrival and departure.
  • Ensure residential properties are furnished in accordance with the Accommodation Guidelines. 
  • Manage the cleaning process of curtains and soft furnishings during the refurbishment of a property.
  • Establish and manage the system for the temporary housing float.  Ensure the floats are well stocked and request for new items as required.
  • Compile and forward the yearly residential housing report to the Head of Estates, Health and Safety Officer and the Maintenance Manager after the yearly property inspection visit.  Record and manage all the relevant information relating to the residential and office inventories.
  • Manage the Estates and Maintenance imprest.  Ensure funds requested have the correct approval and are accounted for.
Support Contract Management and Procurement
  • Prepare and send out the maintenance schedules for the preventative maintenance contracts one week prior to the works.  Contracts include Fumigation and Cleaning.  Liaise with both UK based staff and the contractor to confirm schedule.
  • Be the first point of contact for supplier deliveries. This will include liaising with suppliers, which fall under this function for example water deliveries, cleaning and rubbish collection.
  • Be the first point of contact and provide oversight to the contract cleaners, ensuring that the cleaners adhere to the agreed Terms of Reference and maintain a high level of service. Compile and monitor a schedule of works for the cleaners.  Carry out monthly checks on the provision of cleaning materials and consumables.
Support Estates Officer to maintain files documents relating to preventative maintenance works.
  • Support the procurement function for goods and services below the £25,000 threshold for the Estates team with technical support from the Maintenance team. Carry market research for non-technical supplies.
  • Requisition and receipt on the accounting system.
Line Management Responsibilities and Administrative support
  • Provide direct line management of the 2 Cleaners. Ensuring that regular 1-2-1s take place.
Re-cycling and Energy Saving
  • Manage the re-cycling system.  Arrange for the delivery or collection of paper, plastic and glass with the relevant companies.  
  • Take part in Greening activities, and distribution of minutes from the Greening Meetings. 

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):
  • Asset Management – BHC stores (except for electrical store), Furniture and equipment both residential and official
  • Line Management of 2 Cleaners
  • Provide oversight to the cleaning contract.
  • Manage the Estates and Maintenance Imprest


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the British High Commission (BHC) Estates & Assets Officer job should hold relevant qualifications
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Evidence of dealing with a diverse range of stake holders
  • Organisational skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Administration skills.
  • Competencies: Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, 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: 8th November 2019

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Earn over 4.8m as Regional Political Officer at British High Commission (BHC)


Job Title:       Regional Political Officer
Organization: British High Commission (BHC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Office Notice No.: 16/19 KPL
Starting Monthly Salary: UGX 4,837,804 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 Regional Political Officer will work closely with the C4 Regional political officer and the Head of the Political team and your advice will help inform the work of the High Commission. You will provide analysis and advice on regional politics, particularly Rwanda, DRC, South Sudan, Burundi and Somalia and much of your time will be spent growing your network, meeting people (sometimes very senior figures) and gathering information. You will be an enthusiastic self-starter, capable of managing your own workload and willing to get involved in a broad range of High Commission activity.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent knowledge of national and regional history, current affairs and politics and come with a broad range of contacts, with the ability to provide balanced and nuanced analysis on a range of issues across the full spectrum of regional politics.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Guide the political team on the external political situation and regional developments affecting Uganda.
  • Carry out research as required for the Political Team and to give advice using appropriate written and oral reporting. To keep the High Commission closely informed about key political issues across the region.
  • To arrange and attend political meetings, alone and with senior staff, gather information and communicate elements of UK policy. Build and maintain a strong network of key contacts.
  • To take minutes as/when required, and to produce meeting reports to inform the Political Team in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • To take action on matters arising from internal and external meetings, ensuring that key actions are progressed and that information is disseminated to all team members. This work could include strategy, analysis and consulting on policy.
  • To ensure that team members and visitors are briefed for meetings, including, where necessary, meetings with external contacts and bodies.
  • Support the B3 Political Officer who focuses on domestics politics to flexibly respond to a wide range of UK government priorities. This may require the job holder to quickly get up to speed on a new policy area.
  • Other support to the Political Team which may include administrative work, assisting with the preparation of visit programs, meeting agendas, and related tasks.
  • Play a wider corporate role in the High Commission.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the British High Commission (BHC) Regional Political Officer job should hold a university degree in political studies, international relations, social sciences or a related field.
  • At least five years of work experience.
  • High level of people skills – leadership, networking, management, organisation
  • Strong problem solving skills, including close attention to detail and the ability to prioritise in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills- written, oral, one to one, group, formal presentation- ability to vary style, pace and presentation to suit the audience.
  • Ability and willingness to undergo security vetting process
  • Competencies: Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience 
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of national and regional politics and history
  • Knowledge of Uganda’s political, economic, social environments including key institutions and persons in Government, Parliament, Academia, Media and civil society
  • Experience in report writing, note taking and event planning.

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: 11th November 
2019

For more of the latest jobs, please visit http://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline



ICASS Customer Service and Make Ready Coordinator Job Opportunities - U.S. Mission Uganda


Organisation: U.S. Mission Uganda
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Salary Range: USD 36,725 (Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)
Series/Grade:     FP-07

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
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·          The incumbent reports directly to the General Services Officer in charge of Housing.  The position supports the International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) operations, ensuring that ICASS sections meet standards in the delivery of ICASS services to customers, and advises the Management Officer on special projects and areas of focus needed to improve service delivery. 
·         As the ICASS Residential Make-Ready Coordinator, s/he ensures a coordinated approach among ICASS sections that prepare residences for occupancy of incoming staff.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Job Knowledge:
·          General administrative and office procedures. 
·          Knowledge of the operation of ICASS, management practices and a general understanding of USG organizational structure, including the ability to appreciate political nuances and cultural sensitivities. 
·         Ability to obtain knowledge regarding various Uganda Government Departments and their locations (maps); and to become familiar with the local labor laws such as the Workers Compensation Act and the Employment Act.
Evaluations:
·         LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required. This may be tested.
Skills and Abilities:
·         Excellent drafting skills (English), strong interpersonal, presentation, and organizational skills required. 
·         Must demonstrate expertise in customer-focused management, including sound judgment and creative problem-solving in addressing issues varying in volume, scope, and complexity. 
·         Ability to remain tactful and professional at all times. 
·         Must be able to adapt to changing circumstances and be able to juggle dozens of different, often time-sensitive tasks in a variety of specialized areas.
·          Level 1 Typing is required.
·          Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Access, PowerPoint), ILMS, and my Services is required.
·         Must possess a valid driver’s license.
·         Must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance.
·         Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Equal Employment Opportunity (Eeo):  The U.S. Mission 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.

IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link: https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret security clearance.

All applications must be submitted online. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for U.S. Embassy Kampala following instructions on the link below


Deadline: 24th October 2019

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