United States Embassy / Mission Jobs – Senior LE Staff Investigator

Organisation: United
States Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US Embassy:
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
Job Summary: The
incumbent serves as the Senior LES Investigator in the Regional Security Office
(RSO) and is responsible for maintaining liaison with top-level Ugandan Police,
Security, and Immigration Officials. The jobholder will also ensure that
personal contacts are maintained and developed at all levels of Government to
include; top ranking officials, senior management and sub-ministerial level
officials on occasion. The incumbent should ideally possess expert knowledge of
local Police Procedures and Ugandan law and use that knowledge to provide
guidance and advice to the RSO on all matters of legal and procedural issues
related to the Ugandan Police and judicial systems. The job holder will be
required to provide direct supervision to a team of six LES Investigators,
provide indirect supervision to two contract LES Background Investigators and a
Security Clerk located on compound. Also manage sensitive criminal
investigations that have importance to US Government and its interests. The
incumbent will regularly review and approve detailed and concise reports of
investigation written by staff. The job holder will also be tasked to write
well-crafted official documents and briefing papers on relevant issues for
review by the RSO. Also must be able to brief other members of the Mission
community, and top ranking Government of Uganda officials on important issues.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Immediate Supervision of 6
Employees – (50%)
  • The
    incumbent is the Senior Locally Employed Staff Investigator (S/LESI),
    working directly for the Regional Security Officer and supervising a staff
    of six employees. Incumbent supervises, trains, and mentors six LESIs on
    investigative techniques, simple and complex investigations, office
    procedures, U.S. Government security operations, report writing, interview
    skills, employee background investigations and various other security
    related tasks.
  • The
    job holder indirectly supervises one Administrative Clerk in investigative
    requirements, preparation of simple investigative memoranda, maintenance
    of investigative files, maintenance of investigative computer files and
    databases and electronic record keeping, creation, office procedures, and
    embassy organizational structure.
  • The
    incumbent is the back up to the Defensive Systems Commander in the task of
    supervising the daily implementation of approximately 35 armed Ugandan
    Police Officers under an existing agreement with the Ugandan Police Force
    to provide protection for five U.S. facilities around Kampala. This
    requires weekly organization of these officers and oversight of the
    documentation and distribution of $50,000 per annum stipends provided to
    these officers.
2. Investigator, Official
Liaison and Senior Advisor for The RSO (50%)
  • The
    incumbent oversees and coordinates all aspects of post’s LES Investigator
    (LESI) Program, including police liaison, investigations, and security
    operations. The S/LESI serves as the embassy’s primary LES liaison with
    all departments and offices of Ugandan Police Force (UPF), Civil Aviation
    Affairs (CAA), and the Special Forces Command, as well as senior officials
    from the Ministry of Interior and other GOU security service
    organizations. SLESI is authorized to initiate independent correspondence
    with host country contacts on behalf of the RSO on all routine office
    issues, and communicates directly with director level personnel holding
    ranks of Brigadier General and higher.
  • As
    an Investigator, Incumbent oversees all Post’s LE Staff background
    investigations and criminal investigations involving LE staff, ensuring
    all leads of all investigative categories are followed up and submitted in
    timely fashion. Will also insure all other investigations such as vehicle
    accidents and threat investigations are followed up appropriately. C/FSNI
    deals directly and works cooperatively with all other embassy security
    sections, ensuring all Surveillance Detection Unit (SDU) surveillance
    reports and Local Guard Force (LGF) personnel records checks are followed
  • The
    incumbent will also serve as the focal point for Oversees fingerprinting
    of American employees for background investigations.
  • The
    incumbent will work closely with the Body Guard Officer in Charge to
    ensure all liaison and protective resources are appropriately assigned to
    visiting VIPS and CODELS. Incumbent works closely to ensure all embassy
    external events receive full protective coverage, and works to deploy
    local GOU resources to maximize security effectiveness.
  • The
    job holder works cooperatively with all other mission security sections on
    issues that affect their areas, and assists all other sections with
    security advice and recommendations as needed. Incumbent may be asked to
    provide onsite security support on an needed basis at official facilities
    and/or public venues.
  • The
    Incumbent works closely with GOU on USG sponsored counterterrorism and
    antiterrorism training courses in determining participant lists and
    obtaining GOU training venues.
  • As
    Senior LES Advisor to the RSO, Incumbent keeps RSO informed of the latest
    political, security, and terrorism developments, and provides analysis of
    the impact such information may have on the mission’s security posture, as
    well as recommendations for vulnerability mitigation.
  • Incumbent
    assists with coordinating senior level liaison with GOU security services.
    Incumbent arranges for and may accompany RSO and other DS personnel on
    visits to the GOU authorities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United States Embassy Senior LES Investigator
    Career opportunity should have completed primary school education.
  • The
    applicant must have been employed by Kampala’s security services
    (NON-MILITARY) for a minimum of six years, and must have achieved the rank
    of Assistant Inspector of Police. Must have experience acquired by working
    in the field, not just office work.
  • The
    ideal candidate must have been employed at some point as a criminal
    investigator or someone with investigative responsibilities. Incumbent
    must have good organizational and intellectual skills.
  • Familiarization
    period of 30 days to allow for orientation and familiarization with DOS
    regulations and security handbooks. Investigative service training and
    computer training will be provided as available.
  • The
    incumbent must have extensive advanced knowledge of the entire embassy
    structure and hierarchy, each agency within the embassy, and what each
    agency’s specific responsibilities are. For example, Incumbent must have
    the knowledge of how and why the Consular section needs to get into
    prisons, and sometimes independently speak with police officials – and
    further to have the ability to facilitate this to the ultimate benefit of
    the mission, etc.
  • The
    applicant must have detailed knowledge of USG policies and goals in the
    region, including security goals and political initiatives, and must have
    an understanding of the impact certain requests or embassy security
    initiatives may have. Incumbent must understand the regional
    responsibilities of certain other embassies, i.e. USSS and DEA from
    Pretoria and DHS and FBI from Nairobi, in that incumbent provide
    assistance to these entities for their Uganda investigative needs.
  • The
    incumbent must have expert investigative skills in order to successfully
    carry out criminal and administrative investigative responsibilities, as
    well as background investigations.
  • The
    applicant must have an advanced understanding of how to provide security
    for personnel and facilities.
  • The
    applicant must also know how to use radio equipment, and other specialized
    law enforcement and security equipment.
  • The
    incumbent must be able to use computers, and have knowledge, or be able to
    obtain knowledge, of windows based Microsoft Office products.
  • Possess
    a Valid driver’s license and the incumbent must be able to pass an
    official driving test.
Language Proficiency: list both English and host country
language(s) by level of specialization. Level IV (fluent) written and spoken
English ability is required. Incumbent must have good familiarity (level III)
in Luganda and Swahili.
How to Apply:
All those interested in working
with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and strictly
adhere to the following:
  • 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
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.
Telephone:  0414-306001/259-791/5
Deadline: 4th October, 2015
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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