Job Announcement: Political Assistant

Announcement Number: Kampala-2024-016

Position Title: Political Assistant

Series/Grade: FSN 09/FP-5

Salary: UGX 86,951,739

Opening Period: 04/19/2024 – 05/02/2024

Location: U.S. Mission, Kampala, Uganda

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Political Assistant. The incumbent will provide support in political and economic reporting, with a focus on human rights and civil society, among other areas. They will be responsible for maintaining contacts in the Ugandan government and civil society, serving as the primary Ugandan advisor for the Embassy’s Small Grants office, and drafting reports on human rights and religious freedom.


  • Provide political and economic reporting support.
  • Cultivate and maintain contacts in Ugandan government and civil society.
  • Advise the Embassy’s Small Grants selection committees.
  • Draft Congressionally mandated reports on human rights and religious freedom.
  • Receive guidance from the Deputy Political and Economic Counselor.

Qualifications and Evaluations:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science, economics, history, journalism, or human rights.
  • Experience: At least five years’ experience in foreign policy, political, social development, academia, or journalism.
  • Language: English Level 4 (fluent), Luganda or Swahili Level 3 (good working knowledge).
  • Skills and Abilities: Ability to interact with officials, civil society groups, and political leaders. Astute judgment and quick decision-making skills. High diplomatic and communications skills.
  • Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of Uganda’s economic and political system, as well as ESTH issues.

How to Apply:

  • Applicants must register on the U.S. Embassy Kampala careers page:
  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.
  • Required documents include degree certificates, transcripts, proof of citizenship, and other supporting documentation as applicable.

Deadline for Application: May 2, 2024

For detailed information and to apply, visit the U.S. Embassy website: Political Assistant Kampala-2024-016

About the U.S. Embassy in Uganda: The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has maintained diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown currently leads the U.S Mission to Uganda, composed of several offices and organizations working under the Embassy’s auspices.



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