Newsletter Editor – United States US Embassy / Mission

Title:      Newsletter Editor
Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Kampala, Uganda
FSN-6 (Ugshs 35,848,908 to 52,771,748 p.a. inclusive of allowances)
Announcement Number:
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
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Peace Corps
 The Newsletter Editor writes,
prepares, edits, submits and disperses in final form for publication weekly,
The Source, the U.S. Embassy Kampala newsletter. The incumbent will also attend
a weekly team meeting in the Community Liaison Office with the CLO team. The
newsletter editor also assists CLO with administrative duties and events.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
The incumbent will produce weekly Mission
newsletter, The Source.
S/he will seek and collect submissions from
various office locations and ensure that all critical information, such as duty
officers, medical personnel, etc. is kept up to date and appears in advance of
the duty week.
The incumbent will solicit from various resources
information pertinent and interesting for all Mission staff and families, such
as trip reports to interesting places, civic and educational activities
available, and encourage
Mission staff to draft and submit articles
concerning vacation travels in Uganda.
Will request and review newsletters from other
posts for ideas and pertinent information and access the Department of State
Family Liaison website for information of interest for the Source. Compile and
include items of information received through the Management Notices and
Security Notices. Assure that a cross section of items appearing in the Source
is of interest to U.S. Mission members, including LE Staff.
Carry out and develop annual evaluations and
surveys for the Community Liaison Office. Research and produce various monthly,
quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports required by the Family Liaison Office
and the Overseas Briefing Center in Washington. Maintain and update the Mission
post report. Maintain and update the CLO SharePoint with CLO information.
Create fliers for activities as requested by the CLO Coordinator
Support the CLO with other duties as required and
attends to weekly CLO meetings.
Content developed
The content of the Source should benefit all
Mission personnel and family members. The Source needs to have included the following,
but is not limited to:
o   Duty Roster
o   CLO
activities and events
o   Job
o   Information,
events and calendars of the main Mission schools
o   Community
Morale boosting information such a holiday
articles, tidbits about American and Uganda culture, trips reports, restaurant
reviews, etc.
Prepares, reviews and edits for content all
classified ads submitted to the Source
Information about newsletters’ deadlines,
editorial policy, advertisement policy and contact information for the Source.
In addition, the cultural sensitivity must be
addressed in the content, use of clean fonts, a simple layout, graphics as
accents. The source will be distributed weekly, It will be made available on
the Kampala intranet; all Mission employees will receive a link via email to
access the Source. EFMs will receive a pdf file by electronic mail.
Skills and Experience:
All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with
specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
The ideal candidate for the US Embassy Newsletter
Editor career opportunity should have at least two years of university studies
is required
A minimum of one year experience in office,
managerial experience with familiarization with newsletter and other publication
The position must have a well-developed knowledge
of mission staff to produce seasonal articles of general interest from a
variety of sources.
Familiar with publishing layout and design
Good knowledge of Foreign Service and living in
Kampala, Ugandan cultures and the basic structures or functions of the Mission.
Ability to be flexible and maintain a good sense
of humor, ability to multi-task, time management skills, excellent
organizational skills and strong writing skills.
Proven ability to be creative and ability to use
Microsoft Suite.
Good typing skills speed of 30 wpm and accuracy.
List both English and host country language(s)
proficiency requirements by level (II, III) and specialization (speak/read). English
Level 4 is required
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.
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.
Any other documentation (e.g. essays,
transcripts/certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements
of the position as listed above.
Application To:
Resources Office
By email at
Only electronic submissions will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.
clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email
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
29th December 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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