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Earn 65m as Refugee Office Program Assistant United States US Embassy

Job Title:   Refugee Office Program Assistant  

Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Salary: UGX 65,013,460 /=

Position Number: Kampala-2023-038


About US Embassy:

The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Natalie E. Brown currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.


Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps


Job Summary:  The Regional Refugee Coordinator Assistant provides program and administrative support to the Great Lakes Regional Refugee Coordinators’ office based in Kampala. The incumbent’s primary duties include: Monitoring and evaluation of United States (U.S.) government-funded humanitarian assistance programs, reporting on ongoing refugee issues, maintaining contacts with government of Uganda officials, international organizations and Non Government Organizations (NGOs) in all countries covered by the office including three francophone countries and providing administrative support. The employee often works independently and has the authority to carry out many of the assigned duties without the direct involvement of the supervisor. The jobholder reports directly to the Regional Refugee Coordinator and does not exercise any supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

  • The applicants for the United States US Embassy Regional Refugee Coordinator Assistant job opportunity should have completed a University degree in any of the following courses; Public Administration, Business Administration, Development Studies, Human Rights, Peace & Humanitarian Interventions, Social Work or Social Administration is required.
  • At least two years of work experience involving humanitarian assistance and experience working with international organizations is required. The position requires prior experience working in an office setting, and conducting field research.
  • The position requires a solid knowledge of the geography, history and politics of the Great Lakes region, and a thorough knowledge of refugees, migration, and humanitarian assistance. Furthermore, the employee must have a well-developed knowledge of the U.S. government and the U.S. Department of State — including a thorough understanding of the function and operations of U.S. diplomatic missions abroad.
  • The employee must possess strong oral and written communication skills, and must be competent in basic computer skills. Furthermore, the employee must be able to work with minimal supervision, and be capable of traveling to remote sites under difficult conditions.
  • Basic typing skill is required.
  • Basic numerical skill is required
  • Language: Level III (Good working knowledge) writing/speaking/reading English is required. This may be tested.


How to Apply:

All those interested in working with the United States Embassy, US Mission in Kampala should send their applications online at the link below.


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Deadline: 5th May 2023


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