U.S. Embassy Kampala Human Resources Administrative Assistant Jobs in Uganda

U.S. Embassy Kampala Human Resources Administrative Assistant Jobs in Uganda


The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Human Resources Administrative Assistant.


  • Incumbent provides personnel support to the HR section in duties including clerical, administrative support and records management in connection with processing of personnel actions.
  • Incumbent reports to the Human Resources Specialist (HRS) and is a member of a section consisting of the Regional HRO Officer, HR Specialist, 3 HR Assistants, HR Payroll Liaison Clerk, and EFM HR Assistant.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


  • Completion of secondary school (both “O” and “A” levels) is required. Diploma studies in Human Resources, Public Administration, Management or Administration

  • Two years of clerical or administrative work in a busy office is required.

    Job Knowledge:
  • Must have good working knowledge of general office procedures and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs such as Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of general HR Regulations and policies, Records management and procedures.

  • Level IV English ability is required. Level III (good working knowledge) in Luganda, Lusoga, Acholi or Lukyakitara is required.

    Skills and Abilities:
  • Must have strong computer skills.
  • Ability to use personal computers and other office equipment such as scanners, shredders, and copy machines is required.

  • 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.

    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.

    Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
  • 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: https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf

    How to Apply:
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 8th August 2019
  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.
  • Please note this is a new application link – you are required to create a new profile on this link.
  • For further assistance call 0414-306001
  • You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  • 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.
  • For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy Kampala Human Resources Administrative Assistant Jobs in Uganda
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