Position: Special Consular Assistant

  • Announcement Number: Kampala-2024-012
  • Series/Grade: FSN 8/FP-6
  • Salary: UGX 70,307,688
  • Application Deadline: April 08, 2024
  • Location: Kampala, Uganda

About U.S. Mission Uganda:

The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Special Consular Assistant. This role involves the efficient and timely processing of immigrant visas, managing adoption petitions, processing V92 Asylee Follow-to-Join cases, and Special Immigrant visas for U.S. government employees. If you have experience in office and public service environments, along with a good understanding of migratory trends and border controls, we encourage you to apply.

Job Details:

  • Position: Special Consular Assistant
  • Opening Period: 03/26/2024 – 04/08/2024
  • Work Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Start Date: Candidate must be able to start within a reasonable period
  • Supervisory Position: No

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process immigrant visas efficiently and in a timely manner.
  • Manage adoption petitions, V92 Asylee Follow-to-Join cases, and Special Immigrant visas.
  • Report directly to the Supervisory Consular Specialist.
  • Download Detailed Position Description here

Qualifications and Evaluations:

  • Education: Completion of University Studies is required.
  • Experience: Minimum of four years of work experience in an office and public service environment.
  • Language: English Level 3 (Good working knowledge), Luganda Level 3 (Good working knowledge), and Lusoga Level 3 (Good working knowledge) required.
  • Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office, strong interpersonal skills, fast and accurate data entry, ability to work independently, exercise good judgement, and write clear correspondence required.

How to Apply:

  1. All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.
  2. Applications must be submitted online through the U.S. Embassy Kampala careers page here.
  3. Register on the careers page and follow the application instructions.
  4. For further assistance, call 0414-306001.
  5. Required documents include:
    • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification
    • Bachelor’s Degree Academic Transcripts
    • DD-214 (if applicable)
    • SF-50 (if applicable)
    • Proof of Citizenship / National ID

Hiring Preference Order:

  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights

Important Notes:

  • Applicants claiming veteran preference must submit a copy of their DD-214.
  • Details on hiring preferences and definitions can be found here.
  • Incomplete applications or insufficient documentation may result in disqualification.

What to Expect Next:

  • Applicants invited for language or skills tests will be contacted via email.
  • For further information or inquiries, contact the Human Resources office.




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