United States US Embassy Jobs – Bodyguard (Officer In Charge)

Organisation: United States Embassy, US Mission in

Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Assistant
Regional Security Officer



Welcome to the United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda.  The United States has enjoyed diplomatic relations
with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi 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 Bodyguard
(Officer In Charge) will be responsible for the leadership and management of
the all bodyguards assigned to the U.S. mission. The duties include bodyguard
protection of Embassy staff and visiting dignitaries; administrative duties
such as review and filing of timesheets, leave records and evaluation reports
for all bodyguards.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Offers daily oversight
    of all bodyguards, documents deficiencies and recommends corrective
    courses of action; creates work schedules; and reviews timesheets and
    leave records.
  • The incumbent will
    develop and maintain low-level contacts with host nation security forces.
  • Manages and provides
    training of Bodyguards Shift Supervisors and host nation officials.
  • Ensures Bodyguards
    maintain assigned weapons and other issued items in good and safe
    operating condition.
  • Maintains an inventory
    and controls issuing and access of weapons and other equipment to the
    Bodyguard team members.
  • Ensures that all
    equipment is in good and safe operating condition.
  • Directly supervises
    and evaluates the performance of Bodyguard Shift Supervisors, writing
    their evaluations, discussing and counseling with regards to their duties
    and responsibilities, and appraises them for tasks well done.
  • Ensures overall
    accuracy timesheets of the Bodyguards on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Incumbent physically
    protects all USG Personnel to whom the incumbent is assigned to protect,
    including the Chief of Mission, Deputy Chief of Mission, and other
    official USG Representatives. Incumbent provides first line defense against
    intruders and/or attackers.
  • Keeps the ARSO or RSO
    informed as necessary during his shift.
  • May be required to
    carry firearms during shift duties and while escorting assigned
  • Ensures that his/her
    weapon is maintained and is in excellent operating and safe condition at
    all times.
  • Ensures that the
    vehicle(s) being driven during a detail is clean and in working condition.
  • Performs other duties
    as required by the RSO.


Skills and Experience:

NOTE:  All applicants must
address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive
information supporting each item.

  • The applicant must have completed two
    years college or university studies in business administration, liberal arts
    or science is required.
  • A minimum of five years’ progressively
    responsible experience, three years of which is in the commercial security
    guard industry, civilian or government police or military and at least two
    years at a management level with direct responsibilities of staff.
  • The jobholder must possess a strong
    knowledge in physical protection, standard security practices and
  • Possess a strong knowledge in physical
    protection, standard security practices and procedures; good working
    knowledge of standard security equipment and weapons; thorough knowledge
    of host-country operational environment, language, law and security
    entities, and historic criminal and terrorist threats and operational
  • Excellent analytical abilities;
    originality of ideas, creative solutions, and the exercise of sound,
    independent judgment;
  • Ability to make independent judgments on
    threats made to protected officials.
  • Ability to rapidly assimilate and assess
    real-time threat information and issue orders for the immediate conduct of
    defensive operations.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. ability to
    operate the full spectrum of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint
    at a minimum)
  • Must be able to use firearms efficiently
    and safely.
  • Excellent interpersonal and courteous

Language Proficiency: Level IV English ability (good working
knowledge of written, spoken and reading) and level IV ability (good working
knowledge of written, spoken and reading) in any three of the following
languages is required; Luganda, Lusoga, Kiswahili, Lunyankole, Acholi, Lugisu,
Lunyoro, Lukiga, and Alur/Acholi is required.


to Apply:

All those interested in working with the
US mission in Kampala should send their applications and strictly adhere to the

  • Universal Application
    for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) Download
    it Here
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • 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
  • Any other documentation (e.g. essays,
    transcripts/certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification
    requirements of the position as listed above.


Submit Application To:

Human Resources Office

By email at KampalaHR@state.gov.


NB: Only electronic
submissions will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Please clearly indicate the position
applied for in the subject area of the email submission.


Please use standard file types such as
Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in
one file attachment.


8th August, 2014

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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