Earn over 75m as Political Assistant at United States US Embassy / US Mission in Uganda

Title:         Political Assistant
Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Grade: UGX
75,718,515 – UGX 110,993,513
Vacancy Announcement Number: Kampala-2018-036
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 Political Assistant drafts and researches required annual reporting
as well as voluntary reporting as assigned.  The incumbent takes
meetings independently as well as scheduling meetings for U.S.
officers.  The incumbent briefs colleagues within the section, other
Embassy officials including the Ambassador, and visiting officials on current
and political developments and trends.  The incumbent occasionally
travels independently within Uganda, and frequently supports travel of U.S.
officers.  Incumbent must maintain a wide range of contacts at the
highest level inside and outside government.  The incumbent must also
work closely with other sections in the Embassy.  The incumbent
assists in organizing representational events, including recommending and
liaising with appropriate invitees.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed
below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The applicants for the US Embassy
    Political Assistant career opportunity should hold a university
    degree in ether political science, political economy, economics, history,
    journalism and human rights
  • At least five years’ experience in
    foreign policy, business, politics, social development, academia or
  • Excellent writing, research, and editing
  • Possess highly advanced interpersonal,
    analytical, communication, planning and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain an
    extensive range of high-level contacts within the host country government,
    local political parties, security forces, local NGOs and civil society.
  • Ability to plan, organize and execute
    complex research projects and prepare precise, accurate and factual
    analytical reports often on sensitive topics that require a high degree of
    personal courage given prevailing political circumstances in Uganda
  • Thorough knowledge of the host country’s
    political, economic, social structure and regional security
  • Must be able to quickly develop a
    comprehensive understanding of U.S. foreign policy, U.S. interests in
    Uganda, and U.S. development assistance to Uganda.
  • Language: Level IV English ability (fluent
    written, spoken and reading) is required. Level III local language skills
    also 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
  • 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: 7th August 2018
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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