Consular Assistant | Kampala-2022-040 RA 1 | Closing: August 26, 2023


U.S. Mission                              Uganda
Announcement Number:         Kampala-2022-040 RA 1
Position Title:                           Consular Assistant
Opening Period:                       8/17/2023 – 8/26/2023
Series:                                       1405
Grade:                                        FSN 7/FP-7
Salary:                                       UGX 50,500,012
For More Info:                 
Who May Apply:                     All Interested Applicants / All Sources. (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 Consular Assistant.

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:  The position is one of nine local staff positions in the 14- person consular section and reports directly to the Deputy Consular Chief. The Consular Assistant performs a broad range of services including drafting correspondence and managing the applicant appointment calendar to support citizenship and visa processing and serves as the consular cashier.

Download: Detailed Position Description | Master PD Consular Assistant

Qualifications and Evaluations

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


EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of two years of work experience in an office and public service environment is required.


LANGUAGE: Fluent Working Knowledge; speaking/writing/reading English is required. Good working knowledge written and spoken of either Luganda, Swahili, Acholi or Dinka is required. This may be tested.


Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite is required. Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with a team is required.  Fast and accurate data entry required; ability to read, interpret, and act accordingly to complex regulations and instructions; work independently; exercise tact in dealing with the public; work under continuous pressure; exercise good judgement in referring cases to officers; and write clear and concise correspondence is required.  Ability to use local resources to research legislation and policy, and to produce written information handouts for visa applicants is required. This may be tested.

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.

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.


(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:

How to Apply: 

  1. 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:

  1. For further assistance call 0414-306001
  2. 3. You 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:

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)
  • Academic Transcripts
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Valid work permit

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.