Earn over 137m as OBO Architect at United States US Embassy / Mission

 OBO Architect
Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Grade: UGX
Job Reference: Kampala-2019-21
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 Architect/Construction Engineer shall
directly report to the Construction Manager in the performance of their duties
under this contract. The Architect/Construction Engineer will inspect daily
construction activities; review and recommend approval of shop drawings and
submittals; maintain a daily log of construction activities; develop change
orders including preparing cost estimates; and other construction engineering
duties related to architecture works of OBO-Kampala NOX/SPX Project as required
by the contract documents. He/ She shall be capable of working independently
and provide professional construction engineer services.

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 OBO Architect career opportunity
    should hold a Bachelor’s of Science degree in architecture/construction
    engineering from an accredited institution
  • At least five years of experience in the field of
    architecture/construction engineering related to building construction and
    renovations is required. 
  • Two (2) years’ of the five years’ experience should be with U.S.
    codes and criteria.
  • Expert knowledge in design and construction practices with
    International or U.S. architecture/construction engineering codes and
    specifications; an in-depth professional knowledge in
    architecture/construction engineering design calculations and criteria;
    preparation of engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to use MS Office package user for word processing and
    analysis, use engineering management software and AutoCAD.  
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (30 or more pounds).
  • Ability to work under pressure and longer hours.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to work in a multi-tasking environment
    with people from various cultures. 
  • Ability to plan and manage his daily activities well.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be flexible and use judgment to analyze information and take
    appropriate actions. 
  • Should have a valid driver’s license.
  • Language: Level IV
    English (Speaking, reading and writing) this will be tested, and Level III
    Luganda, Swahili or Runyakitara. (This may be tested)
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, 
  • You will receive confirmation on
    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: 9th May 2019
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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