Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda- Small Grants Coordinator


Job Title: Small Grants Coordinator; FP-06
Vacancy Announcements

U. S. Mission, Uganda

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number: 073/2012 Date: 11/26/2012 
                                            
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen EFMs only – All Agencies

POSITION: Small Grants Coordinator; FP-06

OPENING DATE: November 26, 2012

CLOSING DATE: December 09, 2012

WORK HOURS: Full time (40 hours) or Part time (32 hours); please indicate preference on application

U.S. CITIZEN ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS, AS DEFINED BELOW OF U.S. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE MISSION UNDER THE CHIEF OF MISSION AUTHORITY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Incumbent is responsible, under the direct supervision of the Political Section and the overview of the Chief of Mission, for the conception, design, management, and implementation of respective activities related to the Embassy’s Community Grants for HIV/AIDS under the Small Grants Program. The Small Grants Program includes the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund, the Community Grants for HIV/AIDS Fund and the Democracy and Human Rights Fund.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

1.  Education Required:  Completion of a University Degree in liberal arts, business administration or sciences is required.

2.  Work Experience:  Two years’ work experience in an office environment is required.
3.   Language Requirement:  Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required.
4.   Knowledge:  General knowledge of development goals and ability to write clearly and concisely.
 5.  Skills and Abilities:  Ability to plan, arrange, manage and administer all programs according to U.S. government regulations. 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 EXCEL and MS WORD.  Must be able to draft concise and clear and recommendations.  A successful candidate must be a self-starter, able to plan and execute his/her duties with minimal supervision.  The candidate 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 local officials.
SELECTION PROCESS
After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited for oral interviews.  The selected candidate must pass pre-employment 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 U.S. 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).

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.

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.


SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5


Deadline: 9th Dec 2012



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