Fresher United States US Embassy Admin Jobs – Consular Assistant (Salary 36,000 US Dollars)

Consular Assistant
Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary: USD
Open to: U.S.
Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
Position Number: Kampala-2019-015
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
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The USEFM Consular Assistant is responsible for preparing passport
    and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications for adjudication.
  • Advises adjudicators of any inconsistencies or fraud red flags in
    cases. Accepts applications for emergency services and prepares cases for
    Consular Chief or Consular Officer.
  • The Consular Assistant also explains requirements for ACS services
    to clients, and ensures files are complete before adjudication.
  • Uses judgment in recommending cases for issuance, denial, or further
  • Supports Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) and immigrant visa (IV) units when
    necessary, including collecting biometrics.
  • Acts as the primary back up for the American Citizen Assistant (ACS)
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Manages consular correspondence, including tracking Congressional
    correspondence, drafting responses for Consular Chief’s signature, and
    managing public email inquiries.
  • Is responsible for the DNA portfolio.
  • Supervises sample collection, carefully logs and tracks sampling
    kits to ensure integrity of chain of custody.

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 USEFM Consular
    Assistant job opportunity should have completed two years of college
  • At least two years of work experience in administration or customer
    service oriented environment
  • General knowledge of administrative and office procedures; general
    knowledge of the consular operations, management practices and a general
    understanding of USG organizational structure, including the ability to
    appreciate political nuances and cultural sensitivities is required.
  • Typing level III (40wpm).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a culturally diverse public and to
    work diplomatically under pressure.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
    PowerPoint and Outlook), Internet, and ability to master Consular software
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
    This may be tested.
  • Language: Level IV
    (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required. This may be tested.
How to Apply:
All those interested
in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications online
at the link below.
Deadline: 3rd December 2019
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