Earn over 47,000 US Dollars (UGX 185m) as EFM at Refugee Coordinator Associate at United States US Embassy

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:  Join the small but mighty refugee office in Embassy Kampala!  We are a regional office for the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Migration, and Refugees, and oversee refugee assistance programs in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania, and the resettlement of refugees to the United States from 27 countries across Africa.  The Refugee Coordinator Associate plays a critical role in both assistance and resettlement and reports to the section head, who is the Regional Refugee Coordinator.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Draft cables that directly affect U.S. refugee policy for one of the largest refugee populations in the world
  • Monitor and evaluate significant U.S. Government funding, including direct grants to NGOs and local implementation of global contributions to U.N. agencies
  • Travel to refugee settlements in Uganda to see our funding in action
  • Liaise with headquarters counterparts, other U.S. Government agencies, other donors, and refugees to improve our assistance while adjusting to a growing funding gap in humanitarian assistance
  • Support the resettlement of refugees to the United States
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of refugee assistance, resettlement, multilateral institutions, and the complex challenges of refugee affairs in East Africa
  • Work with a small, not-too-serious team to create serious good in the world.

 

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 EFM – Refugee Coordinator Associate job opportunity should have two years of university studies. Required.
  • At least three years of experience in planning or administering programs or projects is required.
  • Familiarity with the issues involved in humanitarian relief and development assistance in developing countries. Knowledge of division of roles and responsibilities of different offices and agencies, including the work of USAID, Centers for Disease Control, and PEPFAR.
  • Computer skills in the information systems employed by the Department of State (e-mail, Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and others);
  • Proven ability to travel to refugee camps and other associated sites, willingness to travel and lodge under uncomfortable conditions;
  • Show commitment to maintain effective interpersonal relationships in a diverse work environment;
  • Ability to follow instructions and support policy and management decisions of the supervisory chain of command;
  • Ability to utilize operating procedures, federal regulatory requirements and policies governing refugee and environment matters;
  • Demonstrated ability to draft routine correspondence and cables;
  • Possession of a Secret clearance, or the ability to get one.
  • Basic typing skill and good numerical skills are required
  • Language: English Level IV Fluency (speaking/ reading/writing) is required.

 

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: 15th March 2024

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