Small Grants Coordinator Vacancy- American Embassy Jobs

U. S. Mission, Uganda
Number: 066/2010 Date: 07/26/2010
OPEN TO:  Appointment Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) - All Agencies
POSITION:  Small Grants Coordinator
OPENING DATE:  July 26, 2010
CLOSING DATE:  August 08, 2010
 WORK HOURS:            Part-time:  32 hours/ week
The U.S. Embassy in Kampala is seeking an individual for the position of Small Grants Coordinator in the Political Section.

Under the direct supervision of the Political Officer and overview of the COM, incumbent is responsible for the design, management and implementation of one portfolio within the Mission's Small Grants Program.  The program includes grants under the Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund, the Democracy and Human Rights Fund, Community Grants to Combat HIV/AIDS, and other non-recurring funds.  Responsible for  reviewing, selecting, managing and closing out grants. The incumbent is expected to follow political developments as they relate to democracy and human rights and HIV/AIDS.
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1.  Education Required: University degree is required
2.  Work Experience: - Two years work experience in an office environment is required.  Previous experience with financial management and accountability is useful.   
3.  Language Requirement:  Level III English ability (fluent) is required.
4.  Knowledge:  General knowledge of development goals and an ability to write clearly and concisely is required.
5.  Skills: - Ability to plan, arrange, and administer all programs.   Must  be able to work in a high-volume, high productivity environment and to work well with others.  Must be computer literate, preferably with experience in MS Excel and MS Word.   Must be able to draft concise and clear  recommendations.   A successful candidate must be a self-starter, able to plan and execute his/her duties with minimal supervision.  Must also be willing to travel frequently to remote parts of Uganda to monitor and evaluate projects, and must be able to liaise effectively with projects implementers, beneficiaries, and government officials.
When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.
2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
4.   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.
5.   Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or
2.  A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
3.  A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus
4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.
Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; If yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification No.
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver's License Class/Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
T. Reference

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