JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. Mission Uganda
Announcement Number: Kampala-2021-040
Position Title: Budget Analyst
Opening Period: 11/18/2021 – 11/24/2021
Grade: FSN 8/FP-6
Salary: UGX 70,307,688
For More Info: KampalaHR@state.gov
Who May Apply: Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); or Declared Members of Household (MOHs) – All Agencies. (Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)
Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust
Duration Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
Summary: The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Budget Analyst.
The work schedule for this position is:
- Full Time, 40 hours per week
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Duties: Under the supervision of the Chief of Finance, the job holder is responsible for planning, designing, coordinating, and implementing the full range of budget services for multiple divisions, branches and programs, to support the mission of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Uganda. The job holder is a technical advisor on policies, procedures and regulations governing operational and program budgeting and undertakes multiple budget execution duties and responsibilities. S/he conducts analyses to report on budgetary and financial performance and makes recommendations on the adequacy of funding levels and budget reprogramming.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s degree in either of the following: Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or Commerce is required.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in budgeting and funds control, accounting, financial analysis and reporting is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Advanced knowledge and understanding in the areas of financial analyses, budgeting, funds control and forecasting techniques is required. The position should have good knowledge of the host country business practices; financial and banking rules and practices; financial regulations and proclamations/laws; and cash versus non-cash economy practices.
Evaluations: (This may be tested)
LANGUAGE: (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing in English is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Possession of skills to effectively relate funds management with agency programs and projects is required. Ability to understand budget management and implications of changes in priorities is required.
Standard numerical skills in mathematical/computing accuracy and writing skills and demonstrated ability to apply procedural compliance is required.
The incumbent is required to have high analytical skills and be innovative during triangulation and analysis of multiple data sources to process information and to achieve greater financial and operational efficiency
Excellent and high-level interpersonal skills and working with Teams are required.
A high degree of proficiency using MS Excel and other MS office applications to conduct financial and variance analyses and reporting is required. Standard keyboard/data entry skills with good working speed and accuracy are required.
Must demonstrate proficiency working with financial systems and databases related to funds control, budgeting, accounting, review, and reporting.
Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
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.
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:
- All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust 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:
- For further assistance call 0414-306001
- 3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
- On completion of this process, you will receive an auto response via your email.
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.
- Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
- Bachelor’s degree certificates
- 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.