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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Regional Coordinator for Global Water Partnership East Africa

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  10:42:00 AM
Global water partnership East Africa (GWPEA) a Regional Water Partnership (RWP) within the GWP Network is hosted by the Nile Basin Initiative Secretariat (Nile-SEC) in Entebbe, Uganda. GWPEA Seeks to recruit a regional coordinator for its secretariat which has become vacant.
GWP Eastern Africa has been implementing various programs related to integrated water resources management (IWRM) and climate change adaptation for more than a decade. The region is expanding its program activities to contribute to the new and emerging global and regional challenges
SCOPE FOR THE POSITION
The Regional Co-ordinator (RC) is the head of the Regional Secretariat based in Entebbe and is accountable, inter alia:
  1. To the Regional Steering Committee (RSC) and its Chairperson for the implementation of the Regional Work Programme, strategic direction and development and ensuring the support to the GWP Regional Water Partnership and the GWP Country Water Partnerships in the region to achieve their goals to attain water security
  2. To GWPO for maintaining a close and effective relationship with GWPO in relation to planning, implementation, reporting, financial management, administration of the Regional Work Programme.
  3. To the Host Institution for the performance of the host institution Agreement.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and personal interest letter electronically to the Chair of GWP Eastern Africa at: gwprecruitment@nilebasin.org with copy to kabuzeid@gwpea.org clearly indicating ¡¥Regional Coordinator GWP Eastern Africa¡¦. Applications should be submitted electronically not later than by 17.00 (Ugandan time) on 03 October 2016.
  • This call is open to any individual in the Eastern Africa region, with a nationality of one of the GWP Eastern Africa region countries indicated above.
  • Women candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. A Complete ToRs for the position can be downloaded from the Nile Basin Initiative Website under Opportunities/jobs

Short Term Wetlands Consultant

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  10:41:00 AM
The Nile Basin Wetlands Portfolio has been initiated and developed based on long time understanding on the role of wetlands in improving water resources quality, quantity ecology and sustainability in the basin, and the challenges that management of wetlands face. The wetlands portfolio interventions, among others, aims to strengthen the technical and institutional capacities for sustainable management of transboundary wetlands and wetlands of regional relevance in the Nile Basin. The aim of the interventions cascades from the farsighted Wetland Strategy of the Nile Basin Initiative, and it is so proposed to reduce the historical barriers of sustainable wetland management in the basin in terms of technical and institutional capacity limitations.
The purpose of this call is to identify wetlands experts with training and experience on multiple wetlands conservation and sustainable development technical themes and competencies. The compiled roster will be critical in outreaching listed wetland experts for the provision of planned technical services under the ongoing Nile Basin Wetlands Sustainability Work

HOW TO APPLY:
Submit your Curriculum Vitae clearly indicating your academic qualifications and experience on subject matter of interest. Additionally indicate thematic wetlands expert areas of your interest from the listed thematic wetlands areas of expertise herein.
Applications expressing interest from wetlands experts should be submitted to the Executive Director, Nile Basin Initiative, watervacancy@nilebasin.org , P.O.Box 192; Entebbe, Uganda. The applications will be considered and reviewed on rolling basis.
Kindly indicate “Wetlands Experts Roster Call for Nile Basin Transboundary Wetlands” in the subject line of the e-mail.
For more information about Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) please visit the NBI web-site (http://www.nilebasin.org).

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Assistant Security Investigator - U.S Mission in Uganda

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  8:04:00 AM
OPEN TO:                         All Interested Candidates/All Sources 
POSITION:                        Assistant Security Investigator
OPENING DATE:              August 31, 2016 
CLOSING DATE:              September 13, 2016 
WORK HOURS:                Full-time, 40 hours/week 
SALARY:                          Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-7 (Starting at Ugshs 46,440,981 p.a. Inclusive of allowances)
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-7*  *Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
START DATE:                The selected candidate must be able to start work within four weeks of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications, or their candidacy may not be considered.  
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.  
The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Security Investigator. 
NOTE:  Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered.  Thank you for your understanding. 
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION 

Position reports to the RSO and three ARSOs through the Chief Security Investigator (C/FSNI) and performs specific tasks and Regional Security Office responsibilities delegated to Post’s Foreign Service National Investigator’s (FSNI) Program. Carries out liaison functions with working level GOU Officials, and using all available information provides security advice to C/FSNI or RSO.  Conducts LES and Contractor background investigations, investigations related to terrorism, criminal activity, suitability and other issues in support of both DS and other USG law enforcement and security agencies.

This is a renewable Fixed Term position for 1 year. Fixed Term means that this appointment is for a fixed period of time (typically 1 year) and that the Human Resources Office may terminate this contract at the convenience of the U.S. Government. The Human Resources Office also advises that you are not a permanent employee and shall not be eligible for severance/retirement benefits that are due to permanent employees upon separation.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. 
  1. EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school (both O’ and A’ levels) is required.
  1. EXPERIENCE: 3 years progressively responsible experience in law enforcement, investigation or surveillance with a military or police organization with a leaning towards management principles is required.
  1. LANGUAGE: Level III English ability and level II spoken ability of at least two local languages is required.
  1. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Proficiency in use of personal computer (Microsoft programs), ability to exercise initiative, be resourceful in obtaining information or evidence, draft concise reports in English; and develop and maintain contacts with various security and law enforcement agencies is required.  Must have valid local driver’s license for combined types of vehicles.
  2. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Working knowledge of documentary sources of information and familiarity with local laws pertaining to criminal law, fraud management, marriage and military service is required.  Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns. 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/  and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office on 0414306001.
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  When qualified, 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*
  • AEFM / USEFM
  • FS on LWOP**
* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.  Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP. 
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA: 
  1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  1. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  1. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  1. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
  1. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position. 
HOW TO APPLY: 
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. 
  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
  1. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.) 
WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov
Telephone: 0414306001 
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single  attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB. Clearly indicate the position number and title you are applying for on the DS-174 form.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.  The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Appendix (DEFINITIONS) 
Eligible Family Member (EFM):  An EFM for employment purposes is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:
  • S. Citizen or not a U.S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
  • Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support; or
  • Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; or
  • Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • Is under chief of mission authority.
U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM):  A USEFM for employment purposes is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:
  • U.S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
  • Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and is under chief of mission authority; or
  • resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2; or
  • Currently receives a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.
Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM):  An AEFM for employment purposes is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:
  • U.S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
  • Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT); and
  • Is under chief of mission authority; and
  • Is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • Does NOT currently receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.
Member of Household (MOH):  An individual who accompanies or joins a sponsoring employee, i.e., sponsor is a direct hire employee under Chief of Mission authority, either Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan.  A MOH is an individual who meets the following criteria:
(1)  Not an EFM and therefore not on the travel orders or approved through form OF-126 Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report of the sponsoring employee; and
(2)  Officially declared by the sponsoring U.S. Government employee to the Chief of Mission (COM) as part of his or her household and approved by the COM; and
(3)  Is a parent, grandparent, grandchild, unmarried partner, adult child, foreign born child in the process of being adopted, father, mother, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, or half-sister who falls outside the Department’s current definition of Eligible Family Member 14 FAM 511.3.  A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen.
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:
  • An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
  • Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and
  • Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and
  • Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and
  • Is not a citizen of the host country; and
  • Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and
  • Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.
Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:
  • A citizen of the host country; or
  • A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or
  • Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

Chauffeur - U.S Mission in Uganda

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  8:03:00 AM
OPEN TO:                    All qualified candidates 
POSITION:                   Chauffeur 
OPENING DATE:         September 2, 2016 
CLOSING DATE:          September 15, 2016
WORK HOURS:           Full-time, 45 hours/week 
SALARY:                      Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN3 Ugshs 30,890,408 p.a. (Inclusive of allowances)
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-BB*   *Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.  
The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Chauffeur. 
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION 
Operates a passenger vehicle in accordance with the Motor Pool Dispatcher’s instructions to transport personnel and official visitors within the city and surrounding areas.  Runs errands. 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. 
  1. EDUCATION: Completion of O’ and A’ level is required. 
  2. EXPERIENCE: Two years of chauffeur experience is required.
  3. LANGUAGE: Level III English (good working knowledge) ability is required.This will be tested.
  4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have valid local driver’s license appropriate to the type of vehicle operated. (Class B, DL & DM).
  5. JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns. 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website athttp://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office on 0414306001. 
SELECTION PROCESS 
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application. 
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER: 
  • USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • FS on LWOP 
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA: 
  1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  1. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  1. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  1. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
  1. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position. 
HOW TO APPLY: 
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:  
  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above); and
  2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.) 
IMPORTANT:  Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process.  Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).  
WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov
Telephone: 0414306001 
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single  attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.
Clearly indicate the position number and title you are applying for on the DS-174 form.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.  The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

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