US Embassy Careers – Bodyguard-Shift Supervisor

Job Title:         Bodyguard-Shift Supervisor
Organisation: United States
US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Grade: FSN-7 (Ugshs
46,440,981 p.a. inclusive of allowances)
Vacancy Announcement Number:
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
Bodyguard-Shift Supervisor is a specialist trained in close physical protection
operations. The duty includes bodyguard protection of Embassy staff and visiting
Key Duties and
The incumbent must possess a strong knowledge in physical protection,
standard security practices and procedures. The incumbent will develop and
maintain low-level contacts with host nation security forces, private partners
and other foreign government contacts (90%)
The incumbent physically protects all USG
Personnel to whom the incumbent is assigned, including the Chief of Mission,
Deputy Chief of Mission, and other official USG Representatives. Incumbent
provides first line defense against intruders and/or attackers.
Plans elaborate security arrangements at venues
where VIPs or large amounts of USG personnel will be attending official
functions and/or personal functions and makes necessary recommendations to the
As the Protection Detail Leader, incumbent
directs a contingent of Host Nation Police Officers and occasionally FSNIs
during protection details
Handles money in the course of his/her duties to
pay for fuel and/or stipends for additional security support at various venues.
Keeps the Bodyguard Officer in Charge and the
Assistant Regional Security Officer informed as necessary during his shift.
May carry firearms during shift duties and while
escorting assigned dignitaries.
Ensures that his/her weapon is maintained and is
in excellent operating and safe condition at all times.
Ensures that the vehicle that he/she is driving
during a given shift is clean and in working condition.
Maintains timesheets of the bodyguards on
his/her shift.
Other Duties (10%): Performs other duties, to include
administrative as required by the RSO.
Qualifications, Skills and
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection
criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting
each item.
The applicants for the US Embassy
Bodyguard-Shift Supervisor career opportunity should have completed secondary
school (both O’ and A’ levels) is required.
At least four years’ experience, three years of
progressively responsible experience in the commercial security guard business,
civilian or government police or military and one year in managing staff.
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 tendencies are required.
Possess excellent analytical /abilities,
originality of ideas, creative solutions, and the exercise of sound,
independent judgment;
to make independent judgments on threats made to protected individuals.
to rapidly assimilate and assess real-time threat information and issue
orders for the immediate conduct of defensive operations.
a valid driver’s General license and be able to learn defensive driving.
and willingness to use firearms safely and proficiently.
literacy skills i.e. proficient in the use of Microsoft Suite (Word,
Excel, Powerpoint at a minimum).
Language Proficiency: Level IV
English ability (good working knowledge of written, spoken and reading) and
level III 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.
How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should
send their applications and strictly adhere to the following:
Download a completed and signed Universal
Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff, Download it Here.
Any additional documentation that supports or
addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
Submit Application To:
Human Resources Office
By email at
NB: Your application will
be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of
standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a
single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should
not exceed 10MB. Please clearly indicate the position number and title you are
applying for on the DS-174 form.
Deadline: 22nd November
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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