Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda - Regional Security Technician


Job Title: Regional Security Technician; FP-6 FSN-8
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Vacancy Announcement

Number: 068/2013      Date: 08/2/2013

OPEN TO:    All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:                       Regional Security Technician; FP-6 FSN-8                                             

WORK HOURS:     Full-time; 40 hours/week
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
"The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Regional Security Technician."

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Under the direct supervision of the Officer in Charge/Technical Security Officer (OIC/TSO), the incumbent conducts inspections, installations, maintenance and repairs of unclassified technical security equipment and devices.  He/she studies and makes recommendations for ways to improve the effectiveness of the security systems at the US Embassy Kampala and on occasion, provides support to other U.S. Government facilities in the AF region.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

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 a two year diploma in   electronics/electrical/mechanical engineering is required.
2.  Work Experience required: Four years of hands-on field experience in major repairs and installation of electrical and heavy-duty mechanical equipment, reading and interpreting architectural and engineering (A&E) design drawings; and experience with closed circuit television, public address systems and/or vehicle arrest systems is required.
3.  Language required:  Level III English ability (good working knowledge written, spoken and reading) and level II Luganda, Lusoga, Lunyankole, Teso or Swahili ability (rudimentary speaking, written and reading) is required.
4. Knowledge required: Should have good knowledge and/or experience in installing, troubleshooting and repairing electrical and electronic systems; hydraulic and/or pneumatic equipment; in working with different types of steel, concrete and masonry wall construction, anchors and bolts. Awareness of general responsibilities of Mission agencies/offices outside of TSO section.
5. Skills and Abilities required: Ability to read blueprints and schematic diagrams of electrical and mechanical drawings; ability to use electronic test equipment; should be able to rectify problems associated with security equipment independently; ability to use MS Excel, Access and Word software and Internet search engines and ability to use special lifting equipment and/or coordination of unskilled laborers.  The nature of work may require working from a ladder, in crawl spaces, above ceiling areas and other non-office areas of a building structure. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive a manual transmission car.  Must be able to frequent travel, may travel alone or as part of a regional security team on a quarterly basis or as needed.

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).

2.  A current resume or curriculum vitae.

3. 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.

4.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, transcripts/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.
Clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-306001/259-791/5


Deadline: 21/08/2013





Protocol Specialist Job Vacancy at US Embassy in Uganda


Job Title:  Protocol Specialist
Number: 067/2013     

OPEN TO:    All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:                       Protocol Specialist; FP-5 FSN-9                                              WORK HOURS:     Full-time; 40 hours/week
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
"The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Protocol Specialist."


BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent serves as the Protocol Specialist.  S/he provides protocol guidance and assistance to the Chief of Mission, Deputy Chief of Mission and other Mission officers and coordinates official representational events, including those events taking place at the Chief of Mission and Deputy Chief of Mission residences.  Incumbent coordinates closely with host government officials and other members of the host government.  Incumbent supervises the junior protocol assistant and is supervised by the Ambassador's Office Manager.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

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 both 'O' and 'A' level is required.  Completion of a university degree in business administration, liberal arts, or science is required.
2. Work Experience required: Five years of progressive work experience assisting managing directors, chief executive officers, members of boards managing protocol activities, office management, public relations, secretarial or managing executive services is required.
3.  Language required:  Level IV (fluent - written and spoken) English ability is required.
4. Knowledge required: An extensive knowledge of host government political, social, economic, cultural, and commercial leadership is required. A comprehensive knowledge of Ugandan protocol guidelines, general etiquette, social usage and customs or issues affecting offices and individuals with which post has contact, is required.  Familiarity with the government and private business hierarchies are also required. Familiarity with American culture, U.S. policies and interests, and social customs is preferred.
5. Skills and Abilities required: Ability to deal effectively and discreetly with high level official, political, social and business figures is required.  Ability to use Windows based computer applications including MS Word, and Excel, and excellent typing skills is required.  Initiative, discretion and the ability to work independently is required.  Exceptional interpersonal skills, tact, sensitivity and maturity to deal comfortably with high ranking officials from both Ugandan and the U.S. is required. Occasional evening, weekend and overtime work is required.


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 Not Ordinarily Residents 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 current resume or curriculum vitae.

3. 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.

4.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, transcripts/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.
Clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-306001/259-791/5


Deadline: 25/08/2013


Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda - Feed The Future Coordinator


Job Title: Feed The Future Coordinator (FtFC) – (3 positions)

Background:
Feed the Future is the United States Government's global hunger and food security initiative. It supports country-driven approaches to address the root causes of hunger and poverty and forge long-term solutions to chronic food insecurity and under-nutrition. These three food security positions are based in Kampala, Mbarara and Gulu as noted below.
Purpose of Position. These positions are aimed at providing technical leadership and expertise to Peace Corps’ Feed the Future Interagency Partnership.
Key Responsibilities:
• Work within Peace Corps’  FtF team to define and implement Peace Corps’ feed the future and food  security activities in assigned region.
• Coordinate with USAID/Uganda, regarding the post’s food security activities.
• Compile program reports for PC/Uganda, USAID/Uganda and PC/HQ to demonstrate the use and impact of PC/Uganda’s contributions to Feed the Future.
• Develop over 40 Volunteer work sites with partners throughout Uganda.
• Provide technical resource information and technical training and coaching to Volunteers and their counterparts, utilizing, where effective,  the Volunteer Agriculture Think Tank.
• Assist Volunteers in monitoring their work and reporting outcomes.
• Co-develop, manage and engage a Project Advisory Committee to contribute to program effectiveness..
Qualifications and Experience:
• Education: Master in Business, Agro-business, Marketing, Agriculture or related field or appropriate education and professional experience mix.
• Experience: 5 years required, 10 years is desirable, in the field of marketing and agribusiness, finance and business, agro business development.
• Peace Corps Uganda is looking for a dynamic and experience professional in agriculture/business field to fill the Feed the Future Coordinator positions. The applicants should have the passion and creative drive to join this project technically supporting over 40 Volunteers in Uganda to promote better harvest handling techniques and field-to-market solutions, to enable Ugandan farmers and farming associations to develop strong business skills and access to financial markets.
• Looking for skills in networking, negotiation, partnership development, and the ability of strategic thinking that can support, guide and nurture Volunteers’ and host organizations towards shared goals. Ability to work independently with little supervision; good organization and time management skills; willingness to take the initiative; teamwork skills, strong service attitude; personal integrity; strong cross-cultural skills; strong interpersonal skills, strong interest in Uganda’s development; and willingness to live in the area of work (Kampala, Gulu, Mbarara) and travel extensively.

HOW TO APPLY FOR JOBS AT THE PEACE CORPS
All submissions should be electronic.
Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest and resume and names and contact information for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email: “Feed The Future Coordinator”– and specify the preferred location: “Kampala”, or “Mbarara” or “Gulu.”  Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.  You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified and invited for an interview. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1).


Deadline: 21/08/2013



Education Specialist Job Vacancy at Peace Corps in Uganda



Job Title: Education Specialist - Based in Kampala

Background:  Education Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Education.
Purpose of Position. This position is aimed at providing assistance and support to an education programming and training team to support primary school pre-service and in-service teacher training and other related education efforts as part of a national-level technical effort by  Peace Corps. 


Key Responsibilities:
• Coordinates with Education team regarding development and  management of Peace Corps’s education activities.
• Compile program reports for PC/Uganda, USAID/Uganda and PC/HQ to demonstrate the use and impact of PC/Uganda’s contributions to education in Uganda.
• Assist to develop over 40 Volunteer work sites with colleges and schools throughout Uganda and provide technical resource information and technical training and coaching to Volunteers and their counterparts, including monitoring their work.
• Supports Volunteers to be prepared through training activities before and during service.
• Co-develops an Education Project Advisory Committee.
Qualifications and Experience:
• Education: Bachelor of Science in Education;
• Experience of at least three years teaching experience at the primary school level and three years as a Registered Tutor of the Ugandan MOES. 
• Preferred experience: One year with relevant non-profit organizations or private businesses.
• Peace Corps Uganda is looking for a dynamic and experience professional in the education field to fill the Education Specialist position. The applicant should have the passion and creative drive to join this project technically supporting over 40 Volunteers.
• Ability to work independently with little supervision; good organization and time management skills; willingness to take the initiative; teamwork skills, strong service attitude; personal integrity; strong cross-cultural skills; strong interpersonal skills

HOW TO APPLY FOR JOBS AT THE PEACE CORPS
All submissions should be electronic.
Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest and resume and names and contact information for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email: “Feed The Future Coordinator”– and specify the preferred location: “Kampala”, or “Mbarara” or “Gulu.”  Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.  You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified and invited for an interview. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1). 


Deadline: 21/08/2013






Jobs at Peace Corps in Uganda - Volunteer Support Assistant



Job Title: Volunteer Support Assistant - Based in Kampala

Position Classification:   Full time Services Contracts
Positions report to:   Peace Corps Uganda, Director/Programming and Training

Peace Corps (PC) is an agency of the United States Government, which brings American volunteer development workers to assist Uganda in capacity building and technical assistance activities in Health, Education and Community Economic Development. There are about 160 Volunteers assigned to non-government organizations, government entities, clinics, colleges and schools. Peace Corps also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.  All positions require excellent command of English, both spoken and written; native ability in spoken and written in at least one widely spoken Ugandan language.  The positions require extensive travel.


This position is aimed at providing assistance and support to American Peace Corps Volunteers for them to be effective, safe and secure.

Key Responsibilities:
• Maintains Peace Corps systems and further develops new systems to respond, track  all Volunteer needs for safe and secure living, working and traveling,
• Supports the program teams in new site and job development for Volunteers. This includes site identification, housing follow-up and verification, and assessment of safety and security concerns.
• Helps train trainees and Volunteers on safety and security policies and practices and supports Volunteers who have experienced a criminal action.
• Compiles data and writes reports for local and headquarters needs.
• Monitors and supports the three Volunteer resource centers outside Kampala, updates internet-based resources.
• Assists in collection of PCV stories.
Qualifications and Experience:
• Education: Bachelor of Arts or Science in any field.
• Experience of at least three years working in a cross-cultural setting meeting the needs of international employees and/ or customers through face-to-face and telephone, email interactions.
• Preferred experience: One year with relevant non-profit organizations or private businesses.
• Peace Corps Uganda is looking for a dynamic communicator and problem solver to fill this position.  The applicant should have the passion and creative drive to join the Peace Corps staff to support 160 Volunteers in Uganda to be effective in their assignments.
• Ability to work independently with little supervision; good organization and time management skills; willingness to take the initiative; teamwork skills, strong service attitude; personal integrity; strong cross-cultural skills; strong interpersonal skills

 HOW TO APPLY FOR JOBS AT THE PEACE CORPS
• All submissions should be electronic.
• Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest and resume and names and contact information for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email: “Feed The Future Coordinator”– and specify the preferred location: “Kampala”, or “Mbarara” or “Gulu.”  Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.  You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified and invited for an interview. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1).


Deadline: 21/08/2013









Front Desk Officer /Receptionist Job Vacancy at Uganda Development Corporation


Job Title: Front Desk Officer /Receptionist
Uganda Development  Corporation  , formerly  established  by the  Uganda  Development  Corporation  Act  (Cap  329) of  1952  with the  objective  of  facilitating  the industrial and economic development of Uganda .
Responsibilities
•    Responsible for  secretarial  , clerical  and  administrative  support  in order  to ensure  that  the front  desk  is managed  in an  effective  and efficient  manner .


Qualifications
•    A degree in Secretarial  Studies  and  Office  Management  or related field  plus 
•    3 years working experience as a front desk person  in a  busy  and  professional  working  environment .


How to apply
Applications  accompanied  with  detailed  curriculum   vitae , photocopies  of academic  transcripts  and  certificates, telephone contact , names  and addresses  of three  referees  should  be addressed  to ;
The  Human  Resource  & Administration Manager
Uganda  Development  Corporation 
Floor  5,  Soliz  House ,  Plot  23 Lumumba  Avenue.
P. O. Box  7042  Kampala


Deadline: 19 /08 /2013



Jobs at Uganda Development Corporation - Legal Officer




Job Title: Legal   Officer
Uganda Development  Corporation  , formerly  established  by the  Uganda  Development  Corporation  Act  (Cap  329) of  1952  with the  objective  of  facilitating  the industrial and economic development of Uganda .
Key Role
•    Providing  legal  advisory  services/guidance  to the  organization  and participating  in negotiations  of  UDC  business  partnership ventures  and  in  any  other  negotiations .
Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s  degree (Hons)  in Law  plus  Post  Graduate  Diploma  in Legal  practice  with  good  knowledge  of company  law and  law  of contract.
•    Working experience  of at least  3 years  in the  relevant  field .


How to apply
Applications  accompanied  with  detailed  curriculum   vitae , photocopies  of academic  transcripts  and  certificates, telephone contact , names  and addresses  of three  referees  should  be addressed  to ;
The  Human  Resource  & Administration Manager
Uganda  Development  Corporation 
Floor  5,  Soliz  House ,  Plot  23 Lumumba  Avenue.
P. O. Box  7042  Kampala


Deadline: 19 /08 /2013



Procurement Specialist Job Vacancy at Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development in Uganda




Job Title:  Procurement   Specialist
The Ministry of Lands , Housing and  Urban  Development  is recruiting  qualified  candidates for the vacant position.
Objective
•    The  objective of  this  assignment  is to  ensure   timely  implementation of the  procurement  process  in accordance to the  procurement  plan which will  guarantee timely  acquisition of  goods  , works  and services .
Qualifications
•    A Bachelors  degree  in  Procurement , Business  Administration  , Economics , Engineering  or other  related  courses , with a  Masters  Degree  in either  Procurement , Economics , Business Administration , Project  Planning and  Management  or other  related courses  with extensive  and demonstrated experience in  procurement  in all  aspects of  procurement  of goods, non-consulting  services  , works  and  consulting  services ;
•    A strong  experience  of at least  6 years  general  experience   in procurement  services  with  3 years  in  public  sector  and at least  2 years  working  under the World  Bank  financed  projects  with a  demonstrated  strong  track  record.
•    Good  oral  and written  communication  skills  . Should  be fluent in English  . Proven  integrity  in handling  public  resources and in  executing  duties
•    Working  knowledge  of the  PPDA  procurement  rules  and procedures
•    Computer  knowledge  and  skills  in Ms  Word  , Ms  Excel  and  Internet /Email is a  mandatory  requirement .


How to apply
Interested  applicants  may  obtain  further  information  at the  address  below  during  office  hours  to
The  Head of procurement  and Disposal  Unit  , Ministry of Lands , Housing  and  Urbun  Development , Plot 13-15
Parliament  Avenue  , Century  Building  , Floor  1 Room 17.P.O.Box  7096, Kampala, Uganda


Deadline:  28/08 /2013

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