JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT | OBO Architect | Closing: May 9, 2019


U.S. Mission                           Uganda

Announcement Number:       Kampala-2019-21

Position Title:                         OBO Architect

Opening Period:                   4/26/2019 – 5/9/2019

Series/Grade:                         1110 FSN 11/FP-4

Salary:                                     UGX 137,483,245

For More Info:              

Who May Apply:                       All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust 

Duration Appointment:        Three years

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 Architect.

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.

Download Position Description – Architect Kampala

Duties: The Architect/Construction Engineer shall directly report to the Construction Manager in the performance of their duties under this contract. The Architect/Construction Engineer will inspect daily construction activities; review and recommend approval of shop drawings and submittals; maintain a daily log of construction activities; develop change orders including preparing cost estimates; and other construction engineering duties related to architecture works of OBO-Kampala NOX/SPX Project as required by the contract documents. He/ She shall be capable of working independently and provide professional construction engineer services.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:  A Bachelor’s of Science degree in architecture/construction engineering from an accredited institution is required.


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of five years of experience in the field of architecture/construction engineering related to building construction and renovations is required.  Two (2) years’ of the five years’ experience should be with U.S. codes and criteria.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have expert knowledge in design and construction practices with International or U.S. architecture/construction engineering codes and specifications; an in-depth professional knowledge in architecture/construction engineering design calculations and criteria; preparation of engineering drawings and specifications.


LANGUAGE: Level IV English (Speaking, reading and writing) this will be tested, and Level III Luganda, Swahili or Runyakitara. (This may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  (This may be tested.)

Ability to use MS Office package user for word processing and analysis, use engineering management software and AutoCAD.   Ability to lift heavy objects (30 or more pounds). Ability to work under pressure and longer hours. Ability to meet deadlines and to work in a multi-tasking environment with people from various cultures.  Ability to plan and manage his daily activities well. Have good interpersonal and communication skills. Must be flexible and use judgment to analyze information and take appropriate actions.  Should have a valid driver’s license.

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.
  2. Applicants should attach all relevant certificates & documents to be considered for the position.
  3. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for U.S. Embassy Kampala using the link below For further assistance call 0414306001
  4. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  5. 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.