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New Job Vacancy at US- American Embassy in Uganda, Kampala

Job Title: Assistant Community Liaison Officer/Newsletter Editor (ACLO); FP-7

U. S. Mission, Uganda
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT


OPEN TO: Appointment Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) and U.S. Veterans, All Agencies
POSITION: Assistant Community Liaison Officer/Newsletter Editor (ACLO); FP-7

CLOSING DATE: February 17, 2011

WORK HOURS: Part Time, 20 or 32 hours/week- please indicate preference on application
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Must be able to obtain a TOP SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE
APPOINTMENT ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS AND U.S. VETERANS, AS DEFINED BELOW OF U.S. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE MISSION UNDER THE CHIEF OF MISSION AUTHORITY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

"The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Assistant Community Liaison Officer/Newsletter Editor (ACLO)."

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The Community Liaison program provides support to U.S. government and family members who are assigned to American Embassies and Consulates abroad working with community members to maintain high morale through orientation activities, cultural and recreational programs, and dissemination of information, counseling and referral, along with security, education, and employment for family members. The ACLO reports directly to the CLO.
The duties of ACLO are defined in the following areas of responsibility: employment liaison, crisis management and security liaison, education liaison, information and resource management, guidance and referral, welcoming and orientation, community liaison, and events planning. S/he helps support program plans across these areas, which are client driven, and responsive to specific Post needs.
The Newsletter Editor is responsible for the Mission's bi-weekly newsletter, The Source, and the CLO Corner on the off weeks. As the Assistant Community Liaison Officer, he/she will fill in for the CLO during his/her absence.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on www.kampala.usembassy.gov

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education required: Completion of high school, and at least two years of university studies.
2. Work Experience required: Minimum of two to three years of office or managerial experience. Experience with newsletter or other publication processing
3. Language required: Level IV English speaking and writing ability is required.

4. Knowledge required: Comprehensive knowledge of computer software and strong familiarity with desktop publishing and Microsoft Office is required.
5. Skills and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to organize their routine work and maintain established office procedures with minimum supervision. Must be able to get a Top Secret Security Clearance.

SELECTION PROCESS

After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited to a testing process that may include a written examination and oral interviews. The selected candidate must pass pre-employment medical and security investigations before beginning work. The initial appointment period is one year, subject to renewal.

Normally, candidates for employment are hired at the first step of the designated pay grade. In some instances, candidates may be hired at a higher step when exceptional qualifications or previous governmental service and pay level so warrant. The Human Resources Officer will make the decision with the concurrence of the employing section.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

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.

HOW TO APPLY

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

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Nsambya Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
Telephone: 0414-259-791/5
By Fax:
0414-341-863
Or by e-mail:
KampalaHR@state.gov



CLOSING DATE: February 17, 2011

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