Efm – Refugee Coordinator Associate, Kampala

Last update 2024-07-16
Expires 2024-08-16
ID #2037779172
Efm – Refugee Coordinator Associate, Kampala
Uganda, Central Region, Kampala,
Modified February 20, 2024


Security Clearance Required

: Secret clearance.
Duration Appointment: FMA not to exceed 5 years.
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply ( )

Summary: The U. S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Refugee Coordinator Associate.

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 following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Duties: Join the small but mighty refugee office in Embassy Kampala! We are a regional office for the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Migration, and Refugees, and oversee refugee assistance programs in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania, and the resettlement of refugees to the United States from 27 countries across Africa. The Refugee Coordinator Associate plays a critical role in both assistance and resettlement and reports to the section head, who is the Regional Refugee Coordinator. Join us and do the following:

  • Draft cables that directly affect U. S. refugee policy for one of the largest refugee populations in the world
  • Monitor and evaluate significant U. S. Government funding, including direct grants to NGOs and local implementation of global contributions to U. N. agencies.
  • Travel to refugee settlements in Uganda to see our funding in action.
  • Liaise with headquarters counterparts, other U. S. Government agencies, other donors, and refugees to improve our assistance while adjusting to a growing funding gap in humanitarian assistance.
  • Support the resettlement of refugees to the United States
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of refugee assistance, resettlement, multilateral institutions, and the complex challenges of refugee affairs in East Africa
  • Work with a small, not-too-serious team to create serious good in the world.
  • This job also shares responsibility for administrative support for the section. There are only four of us, so if something needs to be done, we have to do it ourselves!

    Download: Detailed Position Description | PD EFM refugee coordinator Kampala

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    EDUCATION: 2 years university studies is required.


    EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience in planning or administering programs or projects is required.

    JOB KNOWLEDGE: Familiarity with the issues involved in humanitarian relief and development assistance in developing countries. Knowledge of division of roles and responsibilities of different offices and agencies, including the work of USAID, Centers for Disease Control, and PEPFAR.


    LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required. This may be tested.

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Computer skills in the information systems employed by the Department of State (e-mail, Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and others); ability to travel to refugee camps and other associated sites, willingness to travel and lodge under uncomfortable conditions; commitment to maintain effective interpersonal relationships in a diverse work environment; ability to follow instructions and support policy and management decisions of the supervisory chain of command; ability to utilize operating procedures, federal regulatory requirements and policies governing refugee and environment matters; ability to draft routine correspondence and cables; possession of a Secret clearance, or the ability to get one. Basic typing skill and good numerical skills are required. This may be tested.

    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.

    Other information:

    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.


    (1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U. S. Veteran*
    (2) AEFM / USEFM
    (3) FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

    * IMPORTANT: 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.

    Job details:

    Job type: Full time
    Contract type: Permanent
    Salary type: Monthly
    Occupation: Efm – refugee coordinator associate

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