2 Shipping Assistant Job Placements – United States US Embassy / Mission

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Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Salary Grade: UGX 41,892,912 – UGX 61,793,254

Vacancy Announcement Number: Kampala-2019-013

About US Embassy:

The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac 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

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 US Embassy Shipping Assistant career opportunity should have completed Secondary school (O & A LEVEL)
  • A minimum of three years of Customs and Shipping experience are required; 2 years of these must have been obtained from working with a customs, shipping or logistics company in the area of operations and customer service.
  • Extensive knowledge of the host country’s customs regulations & procedures.
  • A good knowledge of the abilities, capabilities, and general procedures of local / regional shipping & transportation regulations.
  • Must be tactful in dealing with host country government officials, personnel of shipping, packing and moving companies.
  • Must be able to draft correspondences addressed to the Ugandan Government Officials.
  • Typing level II, basic numeracy skills for voucher examining and demonstrated ability to use office software including Microsoft Outlook, internet, and software applications of common use. There is also occasional requirement for heavy lifting.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, possess strong interpersonal skills and team work is required. Skills in planning and executing administrative and financial work related to GSO-Shipping activities are essential. Must be able to drive vehicles and possess a valid driver’s license Type B.
  • Language: Level III English ability (good working knowledge) in reading, writing and speaking. This may be tested.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United States Embassy in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following the instructions below;

  • Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link, Click Here
  • You will receive confirmation on registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

NB: 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).

Deadline: 22nd March 2019

The US Mission in Kampala 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.


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