U.S. Mission                           Uganda
Announcement Number:         Kampala-2023-013
Position Title:                    COCommunity Liaison Office Coordinator
Opening Period:                            2/3/2023 – 2/24/2023
Series:                                       0105
Grade:                                     FSN-08/FP-06
Salary:                             USD45,290,00; Salary is for Full Time Position, a 32-hour work- week results in part of that Amount. (Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)
For More Info:                        KampalaHR@state.gov
Who May Apply:                     U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs)
Security Clearance Required:      Top-Secret security 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 CO-Community Liaison Office Coordinator.

The work schedule for this position is: Part Time, 32 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: Yes

Duties:  The CLO is responsible for developing and managing a program based on community demographics and post-specific needs. Development and implementation of the program has direct impact on post morale and affects overall work performance, productivity, retention, community spirit, and individual and family well-being in a foreign environment. The CLO develops evaluation criteria and conducts periodic surveys to assess program efficacy. Based on analysis of formal and informal surveys, the CLO develops and implements a long-range program plan that outlines goals to maintain and enhance morale at post.

Download: Detailed Position Description | PD CLO

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school is required.


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of three years of professional work experience required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  The incumbent is required to possess a good understanding of the operations of the government of Uganda, non-governmental organizations, and civil society organizations working in HIV/AIDS. Position requires extensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, methods, and standards of practices for: coordinating large groups of people to accomplish a series of goals to produce a comprehensive and cohesive deliverable; complete and maintain databases and adequate documentation of meetings and decision points that impact budget and technical decisions; basic accounting; foreign aid program administration and community development in the host country context.

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

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must be a self-starter with excellent organizational, time management, and analytical skills with a strong attention to details. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to process large amounts of information and organize it into effective formats, as well as demonstrated analysis, problem-solving skills, and cultural sensitivity is required. Microsoft Office Applications proficiency (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) is required for daily tasks. Regular demand for use of keyboard skills where both speed and accuracy are required. Numerical skills are required due to regular demand for assisting with financial operations.

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.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link: https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf

How to Apply: 

  1. All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.

All applications must be submitted online. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for U.S. Embassy Kampala following instructions on the link below:


  1. For further assistance call 0414-306001
  2. 3You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  3. On completion of this process, you will receive an auto response via your email.

Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • College/ University certificates
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information:  the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Uganda.