Jobs – 2 Human Resources Assistants at United States US Embassy

Job Title: Human Resources Assistant, FSN-8, FS-6 (2 Job Positions)                          

Organisation: United States Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy Announcement Number: 056/2014

Salary:   FSN-8 (Ugshs. 43,553,944 to 62,983,805 p.a. inclusive of allowances)

About Embassy:

Welcome to the United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda. The United States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years. Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi 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
  • Peace Corps

Job Summary: The Human Resources Assistant will carry out the full range of Human Resources services for Locally Employed (LE) Staff employed by the U.S. Embassy in Kampala. This includes recruitment, onboarding, performance management and other HR management functions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

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

  • The applicants should preferably hold university degrees in Human Resources Management, Business Management or Business Administration is required.
  • At least four years of progressively responsible Human Resources work experience is required.
  • Level IV (fluent) English (speaking, reading and writing) is required.
  • Must be tactful with good judgment and ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees and supervisors; must be personable and be able to inspire confidence in all staff members; must be discreet and able to handle sensitive information.
  • Ability to draft cables, letters and correspondence in English.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word and Excel) is required. Keyboarding skills that include both speed and accuracy are required.

How to Apply for the job:

All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and strictly adhere to the following:

  • Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) Download it Here.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • 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.
  • 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.

NB: Only electronic submissions will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please 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: 1st October, 2014

The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

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