Earn 30m as Trades Helper at United States US Embassy


Job Title:    Trades Helper

Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala,

Salary:  UGX 30,520,491 /=

Position Number: Kampala-2021-009


About US Embassy:

The United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for
over 30 years.  Ambassador Natalie E. Brown 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 position holder is employed as a Trades
Helper to assist the technicians of the skilled trades in the performance of
routine and preventive maintenance, and new installations and demolition
work.  The Building Engineer Supervisor
will assign the incumbent to any of the skilled trade shops on a daily basis to
assist the skilled technicians with maintenance and repair work throughout the
Chancery/GSO Warehouse office buildings, grounds and residential owned/leased
properties.  In addition to assisting the
skilled trade technicians, the incumbent may be assigned tasks include material
handling, painting, custodial type work, common laborer work, and grounds
maintenance and gardening work. 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed
below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

applicants for the United States US Embassy Trades Helper job opportunity
should have completed Secondary School

minimum of two (2) years of maintenance or construction semi-skilled work
experience in skilled trades such as mechanical (HVAC and Plumbing),
electrical, carpentry, with significant focus on building systems.

have a basic technical understanding of major building mechanical systems and
equipment. Must be familiar with construction techniques and workplace safety,
personal protective equipment (PPE) – how and when to use it.

incumbent must be a visionary, forward thinker, and quick understudy with an
aptitude to learn so he/she can anticipate the materials and tools the skilled
technician will need ahead of time. 

Must be
able to use  the typical lot of hand
tools, small handheld power tools, vacuum cleaners, gardening tools, and
ladders; must be adept at keeping  work
sites free of clutter and debris, clean and neat; must have a valid driver’s
license for standard vehicles; must use good safety practices and follow all
safety requirements in execution of tasks and be able to use all appropriate
PPE; additional abilities include responding to emergency situations in an
efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs; work in various
adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, heights, and temperature
extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments; must have excellent
interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks;
be able to take direction and must be organized; communicate orally and in
writing with co-workers, contractors and vendors to obtain and provide
pertinent information.

Language: English level II (Limited knowledge) Written/Speaking/Reading is
required. Luganda level III (Good knowledge) Written/Speaking/Reading is


How to Apply:

All those interested
in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications online
at the link below.




Deadline: 23rd March 2021


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