U.S Embassy in Uganda EFM - POL/ECON Office Management Assistant (Full Time) Jobs in Uganda

U.S Embassy in Uganda EFM - POL/ECON Office Management Assistant (Full Time) Jobs in Uganda


The Political/Economic Management Assistant is a key member of the 12-person POL/ECON Section. The position’s direct supervisor is the Deputy Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs. The position is primarily responsible for supporting the POL/ECON Counselor and Deputy Counselor, but also assists the other officers in the section as requested and time permits.

S/he performs a full range of office management, administrative, records, logistics and protocol duties. The incumbent backs up the Human Rights Officer on overseeing all Leahy vetting functions in his/her absence.

Qualifications and Evaluations


  • Completion of Secondary School is required.



  • Three years of clerical, administrative, office support, event or travel management in an office setting is required.

    Job Knowledge:

  • The incumbent must become aware of pertinent U.S. government regulations and Embassy policies, understanding and correctly applying them.

  • The incumbent must also quickly grasp the basics of the section’s substantive work enough to provide needed support for those functions.

  • Must understand how businesses/restaurants arrangements are made and confirmed in Uganda, and how to set up events in Uganda.



  • Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and interpersonal skills, tact, and diplomacy are required.

  • The incumbent should also possess good managerial skills, and a personality that inspires confidence in Locally Employed Staff and permits the maintenance of effective working relationships with employees and supervisors.

  • The following are required: ability to forecast needs for resources, and
    to plan and assess problems and develop realistic solutions; anticipate all scheduling and logistical needs for the Counselor and the Deputy Counselor to ensure the smooth functioning of their schedules;

  • Ability to tactfully and efficiently work with American officers and Locally Employed Staff so that the Pol/Econ section provides the highest quality support to the Mission;

  • Ability to tactfully manage other section’s contributions to the Leahy Vetting process in order to process requests in a timely fashion;

  • Able to work constructively with Washington-based administrators of the Leahy Vetting process in order to gain the maximum amount of leeway and receptivity for Mission’s nominees in the most timely fashion; and the ability to create and maintain a good working climate in order to ensure maximum productivity in a service-oriented fashion.

  • Basic typing skills required. Must be able to use Microsoft Office Suites. Numerical skills required.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; U.S Embassy in Uganda EFM - POL/ECON Office Management Assistant (Full Time) Jobs in Uganda

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