US Embassy Travel Assistant Jobs – United States Embassy / Mission

Job Title:         Travel
Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Open to: Current
Employees of the Mission – All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family
Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); or Declared Members of
Household (MOHs) – All Agencies
Position Number: Kampala-2019-045
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
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
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assists travelers making travel arrangements to include making
    recommendations, consistent with all travel regulations and post guidance,
    about travel routes, lodging options, per diem allowances, mixed transport
    options, etc. 
  • Guides US Government direct hire staff about their travel related
    entitlements and ensures that their travel authorizations conform to the
  • Coordinates with the Travel Agent/Contractor and Customs &
    Shipping staff to ensure that travel related permissions/formalities
    (visas, medical, time, etc) are adhered to.
  • Works with Travel Agent/Contractor to ensure that tickets are issued
    for properly approved travel authorizations.
  • Updates and maintains record keeping to support validation and
    research needs, with a focus on soft copy record keeping wherever
  • Working with relevant Management Section staff, maintains
    appropriate contacts with travel vendors.
  • Coordinates with relevant staff to ensure that the travel needs of
    Mission visitors are appropriately serviced.

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 United States US Embassy Travel Assistant job
    opportunity should have completed two years of general college studies
  • At least three years of experience in travel reservation, event
    coordination, accounting, or voucher examining
  • Practical knowledge of general accounting principles and excellent
    customer service. Excellent knowledge of travel sector issues inside
    Uganda and internationally .
  • English Level IV (fluent) Writing, Speaking and Reading is required.
  • Proven ability to interact with tact and diplomacy with all levels
    of Mission personnel
  • Articulate complex issues both orally and in writing
  • Interpret and apply technical regulations
  • Work in a pressurized environment
  • Meet deadlines
  • Competently navigate around MS Word, MS Excel and MS Access
  • Work independently on routine matters
How to Apply:
All those interested
in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications online
at the link below.
Deadline: 21st November 2019
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