Human Resources Assistant | Closing: September 12, 2019


U.S. Mission                           Uganda

Announcement Number:       Kampala-2019-036

Position Title:                         Human Resources Assistant

Opening Period:                   8/30/2019 – 9/12/2019

Series/Grade:                         0305 FSN 08/FP-6

Salary:                                     UGX 63,281,227

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 Human Resources 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 following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Duties: Incumbent performs the full range of Human Resources services for Locally Employed (LE) Staff for different departments of the U.S. Mission and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Manages the portfolio for LE Staff in Facilities Maintenance section, Regional Security Office, Public Affairs Section, Regional Affairs Office, General services office and Consular office.

Download: Position Description.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:  Completion of university degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management or Business Administration is required.


EXPERIENCE:  Four years of progressively responsible Human Resources work experience is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Foreign Affairs Manual (3 FAM) and Foreign Affairs Handbook (3 FAH), position classification, Local Compensation Plan, local labor laws, prevailing employment practices and the Employee Handbook; principles of HR Management as they apply to compensation, retirement, and other areas of HR Management.


LANGUAGE: Level IV –Fluency in speaking/writing/reading English language is required. (This may be tested.)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Good managerial and interpersonal skills are required. Must have a personality which inspires confidence and permits maintenance of effective working relations. Must be tactful and discreet in dealing with employees and host government officials. Must be able to draft cables, letters and correspondence in English. Must be familiar with Microsoft office applications, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Keyboarding skills that include both speed and accuracy are 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:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.

  1. 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. 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.

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.