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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

May 5, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) serves as the United States’ delegation to the United Nations. USUN is responsible for carrying out the nation’s participation in the world body. In 1947 the United States Mission was created by an act of Congress to assist the President and the Department of State in conducting United States policy at the United Nations. Since that time, USUN has served a vital role as the Department of State’s UN branch. Today, USUN has approximately 150 people on staff who serve to represent the United States’ political, economic and social, legal, military, public diplomacy and management interests at the United Nations.

USUN is divided into the following sections – Executive; Washington; Political; Management and Reform; Economic and Social; Legal; Military Staff; Public Affairs; Host Country; Management; and Security.

The United States Mission to the United Nations is located at 799 United Nations Plaza (between E. 44th and E. 45th on First Ave) across the street from United Nations Headquarters.

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Job Title

Political Assistant job at U.S. Mission

Job Description

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The incumbent, under the direct supervision of the Political Specialist is a political assistant at U.S. Embassy Kampala who serves as the Foreign Service National (FSN) handling a portfolio that includes political and economic reporting support with a focus on human rights and civil society, religion, environment, science, technology and health (ESTH), entrepreneurship, government accountability and transparency, and providing assistance to the Small Grants office.

  • The incumbent, who must have detailed knowledge of U.S. interests and objectives, as well as Uganda’s political landscape, is a member of the U.S. Mission’s interagency democracy working group and must cultivate and maintain contacts in the Ugandan government and in civil society at the senior-most levels.

  • He/she is the primary Ugandan advisor to the Embassy’s interagency Small Grants selection committees, which is managed by the Political/Economic Section, and serves as the primary expert and drafter of Congressionally mandated reports on human rights and religious freedom.

  • The incumbent reports to the Political/Economic Specialist and receives work guidance from the Deputy Political and Economic Counselor.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • A bachelor’s degree in political science, economics, history, journalism, or human rights is required.


Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least five years’ experience in foreign policy, political, social development, academia, or journalism is required.


LANGUAGE:

  • English Level 4 (fluent) speaking/reading/writing is required.

  • Luganda or Swahili Level 3 (good working knowledge) speaking/understanding is required.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to interact with Uganda officials, civil society groups, scientists, academics, and political leaders at all levels.

  • The incumbent must have astute judgment, quick decision-making skills and the ability to form thoughtful connections between different political and social developments.

  • They must also demonstrate significantly high diplomatic and communications skills to be able to engage with career and elected government officials at the highest levels.


KNOWLEDGE:

  • Thorough knowledge of Uganda’s economic and political system, as well as a broad understanding of energy, environment, health, science, and technology (ESTH) issues is required.


Qualifications:

  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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How to Apply

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