Special Consular Assistant, Kampala

Last update 2024-07-16
Expires 2024-08-16
ID #2212419825
Special Consular Assistant, Kampala
Uganda, Central Region, Kampala,
Modified June 29, 2024


Security Clearance Required

: Local Security Certification or Public Trust
Duration Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
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 Special Consular Assistant.

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: The Special Consular Services Assistant is responsible for efficient and timely processing of immigrant visas and reports directly to the Supervisory Consular Specialist. The incumbent performs a broad range of services including managing adoptions petitions, processing V92 Asylee Follow-to-Join cases and Special immigrant visas for U. S. government employees.

    Download: Detailed Position Description | Special Consular Services Assistant

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    EDUCATION: Completion of University Studies is required.


    EXPERIENCE: A minimum of four years of work experience in an office and public service environment is required.

    JOB KNOWLEDGE: A good understanding of host country laws and authorities on migratory trends, demographics, and border controls is required.


    LANGUAGE:  English level 3 (Good working knowledge) speaking and writing ability is required, Luganda Level 3 (Good working knowledge) speaking, reading and writing ability and Lusoga Level 3 (Good working knowledge) speaking, reading and writing ability is required. This may be tested.

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required. Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with a team is required. Fast and accurate data entry; ability to read, interpret, and act accordingly to complex regulations and instructions; work independently; exercise tact in dealing with the public; work under continuous pressure; exercise good judgement in referring cases to officers; and write clear and concise correspondence is required. Ability to use local resources to research legislation and policy, and to produce written information handouts for visa applicants is 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: Special consular assistant

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