Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Position Number: Kampala-2020-014
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 Public Health Administrative Management Assistant is responsible for planning, designing, coordinating, and implementing the full range of human resource services to support the mission of Centers for Disease Control Uganda. The job holder is a technical advisor on the full range of personnel policies and issues across all hiring mechanisms utilized by CDC to fill staff, contracted, and other positions. The incumbent also serves as a point-of-contact on matters pertaining to post-specific regulations and works closely with Embassy HR and CDC Atlanta to provide CDC Uganda staff with information on and interpretations of State Department and CDC Human Resources policies and guidelines. The incumbent ensures compliance with all legal, regulatory, procedural, and policy requirements governing personnel management activities. The incumbent sits in the Operations Branch and is directly supervised by the Public Health Administrative Management Specialist.
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 Public Health Administrative Management Assistant job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or Public Administration is required.
- A minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management or personnel management with international organizations, host government, donor agencies, or NGOs is required.
- Specific personnel management experience requirements include position classification, recruitment, wage administration, performance management and other general personnel operations in a multicultural office.
- Demonstrated knowledge of human resources management and personnel management is required, including a sound understanding of position classification, employee relations, compensation, international recruitment policies, benefits management standards and records management techniques, performance management, employee development and workforce program planning.
- The incumbent must be comfortable working in a highly visible role and communicating with and coordinating the efforts of all-levels of USG staff. The ability to multi-task in a very fast-paced work environment is required.
- Ability to maintain and work with confidential information and records is required.
- The incumbent is required to possess exceptional problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to work independently to develop realistic solutions. Analytical, interpersonal, and managerial skills are critical to the performance of this position. The ability to examine and understand complex policies, to articulate these policies and their application to Mission operations, and to put into effect CDC regulations and directions is essential.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills are required to effectively edit or assist in the rewriting of position descriptions and preparation for classification analysis. Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required to explain classification decisions, provide advice and assistance to U.S. employees, and to communicate and work effectively with employees at all levels in discussing sensitive issues.
- Accuracy, attention to detail, and patience are required to explain different types of personnel issues and policies to USDH and LE Staff employees. Requirements also include the ability to function well under pressure, and to exercise flexibility and discretion in resolving problems.
- Advanced computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Suite is required (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
- The incumbent should also be comfortable with and adept at using new and emerging technologies, applications, and computer systems.
- Language: Level IV spoken, written and reading ability of the English language is required. Level III (good working knowledge) in at least one local language 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: 27th April 2021