Information Resource Center Assistant Careers – United States US Embassy / Mission

Job Title:             Information Resource Center Assistant
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: 34-17
Reports to: Information
Resource Center (IRC) Director
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 Information
Resource Center Assistant provides programmatic support to IRC programs and
promotes IRC services to target audiences within and outside the Mission.  The IRC Assistant advises on collection
development and also recommends and implements innovative outreach programming
for target audiences.  The assistant
supports mobile outreach efforts, including mobile spaces.  The assistant uses electronic and traditional
resources to respond to inquiries of moderate complexity from the target

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 United States US
    Embassy Information Resource Center Assistant job placement should have
    completed secondary school with both ‘O’ and ‘A’ level is required.  The applicant must possess a university
    degree in business administration, liberal arts, or science
  • A minimum of three years of progressive
    work experience in library services, office management, public relations,
    or project management in a medium to a large organization is required.
  • Excellent service orientation,
    communication and cross-cultural skills. 
  • Proven ability to rapidly perform complex
    reference services and work effectively with American and local
  • Ability to plan, organize, and carry out
    assigned responsibilities, including a coordinated outreach plan.  Work in close coordination with Public
    Affairs staff to determine resource needs to support mission is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of electronic
    retrieval and delivery tools. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of standard
    information science practices and procedures.
  • General knowledge of PD organization and
  • Some knowledge of U.S. culture and society
    as well as U.S foreign policy is required.
  • Language: Level IV (Fluent) in
    both written and spoken English is required.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
United States Embassy in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following
the instructions below;
  • Applicants shall be required to register
    under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link, Click Here
  • You will receive confirmation of
    registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this process you will
    receive an auto response via your email.
NB: Applicants claiming a
U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming
eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s
Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with
an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is
submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written
documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the
closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will
not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a
U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment
Policy (FMEP).
Deadline: 10th November 2017
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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