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Kampala, Uganda



July 16, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The U.S. Embassy in Kampala operates as a key diplomatic hub in East Africa, supporting a wide range of initiatives aimed at fostering bilateral relations between the United States and Uganda. It serves as a platform for promoting American values, interests, and policies in the region while engaging in robust diplomatic dialogue with Ugandan government officials and civil society leaders. The Embassy's consular section provides essential services to U.S. citizens and visa applicants, ensuring the smooth facilitation of travel and assistance during emergencies. Additionally, it hosts cultural events, educational exchanges, and outreach programs that contribute to mutual understanding and collaboration between the peoples of both nations. Through development assistance programs, the Embassy supports Uganda's efforts in areas such as health, education, and economic development, aiming to enhance stability and prosperity in the region.

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Job Title

Human Resources Specialist job at U.S Embassy

Job Description

The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Human Resources Specialist.
The work schedule for this position is:
• Full Time, 40 hours per week
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: Yes. Exercises full supervisory responsibility for seven (7) employees Human Resources Assistant – LE Services, FSN-8 (101743,540002, K0153334); Human Resources Assistant – American Services, FSN-8 (540003, 101631); Human Resources Assistant (Payroll Liaison), FSN 7 (540004) and Human Resources Administrative Assistant, FSN 6 (101774).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as a senior principal advisor to the HRO on a myriad of complex issues related to HR management.

  • Is responsible for supervision and performance of the full range of personnel functions (LE Staff and American services) at post. This includes recruitment and onboarding of employees including third country nationals, if necessary; preparation of all types of personnel actions; placement and promotion of local employees; resignations and disciplinary actions; submission of classification requests of local positions to Regional Classification Center (RCC); participation in local wage surveys; maintenance of position control records for ICASS; staffing patterns; personnel records and files; and the preparation of periodic and non-recurring reports.

  • Also, oversees personnel activities for American employees including processing of incoming and outgoing personnel.

  • Supervision of subordinates is generally a component of these positions.

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Qualifications and Competencies


  • Bachelor’s degree (or host country equivalent) in Human Resources or Business Administration is required.


  • Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management is required, plus at least one (1) year of supervisory experience is required.


  • Substantive knowledge of USG policies, regulations and procedures are required.

  • Knowledge of Chapter 3 FAH-2 H-200-FSN Compensation, and Chapter 3 FAH-2 H-400-FSN Position Classification of 3 FAH-2 (FSN Handbook), State Department and associated agency Personnel manuals and regulations is required.

  • Thorough knowledge of local labor and social security laws as well as prevailing practices and customs as they apply to compensation, retirement, and other phases of personnel management is required.

  • Good working knowledge of theories, concepts and practice of all aspects of HR Management: staff motivation, performance management, and position management in an organization.


  • (This may be tested)


  • English level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.


  • Good working knowledge of MS Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint programs is required.

  • Skills in using tools such as MClass, Overseas Personnel System (OPS), and Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA).

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required.

  • Excellent customer service and organizational skills are required.

  • Good managerial skill, personality which inspires confidence in local national employees and permits the maintenance of effective working relationships with employees and supervisors are required.

  • Qualifications: 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.

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