US Embassy Jobs – Program Coordinator (Public Diplomacy)

U. S. Mission, Uganda
Vacancy Number: 003/2013 
Job Title:        Program  Coordinator – Public Diplomacy; FP-6; FSN-8

“The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Program Coordinator in the Public Diplomacy (PD) Section.”

Job Summary:  The incumbent provides support for Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) events, in the Chancery, at official locations, and at public and private venues throughout Uganda.  Incumbent will coordinate closely with all Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) officers, Locally Engaged staff, and other Mission sections and agencies,  and is supervised by the Public Affairs Officer (PAO).  
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1.    Education required: Two years of college or university studies in liberal arts or social sciences is required.
2.  Work Experience required:  Three years of work experience in public relations, office management, secretarial or managing executive services is required.
3.   Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading) and Level III (Good working knowledge) in either Luganda, Swahili, Lusoga, Runyakitara or Acholi language ability is required.
4.  Knowledge required:  Must have good working knowledge of Uganda’s government institutions, local culture and civil society makeup. Knowledgeable of latest correspondence procedures, events planning and budgeting processes is required
5.     Skills and Abilities required:  Proficiency in the use of Microsoft programs, specifically MS Word and Outlook is required; excellent people skills; ability to prioritize work, work independently, on own initiative and under pressure; ability to give direction; detail-oriented; and strong writing skills.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174).
2.  A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet.
3.  A current resume or curriculum vitae.
4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

Submit Application To:
Human Resources Office
By email at
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5
Deadline: 12th February, 2013
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