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CO–Community Liaison Office Coordinator at U.S Embassy in Uganda

U.S. Mission                           Uganda
Announcement Number:         Kampala-2023-059
Position Title:                    COCommunity Liaison Office Coordinator
Opening Period:                            7/3/2023 – 7/12/2023
Series:                                       0105
Grade:                                     FSN-09/FP-05
Salary:                             USD 50,662; Salary is for Full Time Position, a 32-hour work- week results in part of that Amount. (Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)
For More Info:                        KampalaHREFMServices@state.gov
Who May Apply:                     U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs)
Security Clearance Required:      Top-Secret security clearance.
Duration Appointment:                 FMA not to exceed 5 years.

Marketing Statement:            We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Eight-Qualities-of-Overseas-Employees.pdf

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of CO-Community Liaison Office Coordinator.

The work schedule for this position is: Part Time, 32 hours per week.

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: Yes

Duties:  CLO Coordinator manages the Community Liaison Office at post by developing action plans that address the needs of post community while meeting DOS and ICASS service standards. The incumbent identifies and develops inclusive programs, activities, events, and communication that are aimed at enhancing the morale of post’s diverse community. CLO Coordinator develops and implements program Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), after-action reports, and regular program evaluations.

Download: Detailed Position Description | PD Community Liaison Coordinator – Kampala

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION: Completion of at least two years of college or university studies is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum three years of professional experience, including but not limited to administration, office management, customer service, program management, or public policy required

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  A good understanding of the Foreign Service community and the structure of the federal government. Knowledge of general principles of program management and program monitoring. Standard knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.

Knowledge of the Department of State’s programs and policies pertaining to CLO Coordinator’s eight Areas of Responsibility (community liaison, crisis management, employment, education, guidance and referral, communications and outreach, welcoming/orientation/departures, and events planning).

LANGUAGE:  English Level 3 (Good working knowledge, speaking, reading, and writing) is required. This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must be able to analyze specific issues and formulate conclusions and recommendations for action. Must be able to work in a high-stress, fast-paced work environment. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good briefing and writing skills. Ability to draft and edit material for correspondence and publication required. Proficiency in project management, including short-term and long-term projects. Ability to work at a high-level with work disruptions and follow an untraditional schedule.

Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass and hold a Top-Secret Security clearance.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission 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.

Other information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

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

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link: https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf

How to Apply: 

  1. All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Top-Secret security clearance.

All applications must be submitted online. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for U.S. Embassy Kampala following instructions on the link below:

https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

  1. For further assistance call 0414-306001
  2. 3You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  3. On completion of this process, you will receive an auto response via your email.

Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Education Transcripts
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information:  the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Uganda.

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