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Information Resource Center Technician

Reference

VA# 21-17


 

Advert Details

Recruiter: US Embassy Uganda Updated on: 2017-07-11 02:10:04
Contract Permanent
Location: Central Region Available: Immediate
Category: Administrative / Clerical Offer: Ugshs 46,440,981

 

Introduction

The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Information Resource Center Assistant.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.
 

Minimum Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. EDUCATION: Completion of both 'O' and 'A' level is required.  Completion of a university degree in business administration, liberal arts, or science is required.
  2. EXPERIENCE: Three years of progressive work experience in library services, office management, public relations, or project management in a medium to a large organization is required.
  3. LANGUAGE: List both English and host country language(s) by level and specialization.Level IV (Fluent) in both written and spoken English is required.
  4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Excellent service orientation, communication and cross-cultural skills.  Demonstrated ability to rapidly perform complex reference services and work effectively with American and local staffs.  Must be able to plan, organize, and carry out assigned responsibilities, including a coordinated outreach plan.  Work in close coordination with Public Affairs staff to determine resource needs to support mission is required.
  5. JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Electronic retrieval and delivery tools.  Standard information science practices and procedures.  General knowledge of PD organization and objectives.  Some knowledge of U.S. culture and society as well as U.S foreign policy is required..

 

Job Specification

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 21-17

                                                     

OPEN TO:                    All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION:                   Information Resource Center Assistant

OPENING DATE:         July 11, 2017

CLOSING DATE:         July 24, 2017

WORK HOURS:           Full-time, 40 hours/week

SALARY:                      Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-7 Ugshs 46,440,981 p.a.  Inclusive of allowances

                                      Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-7

                                    *Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.                                                    

                              

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

 

The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Information Resource Center Assistant.

 BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Under the supervision of the Information Resource Center (IRC) Director, the IRC Assistant provides programmatic support to IRC programs and promotes IRC services to target audiences within and outside the Mission.  The IRC Assistant advises on collection development and also recommends and implements innovative outreach programming for target audiences.  The assistant supports mobile outreach efforts, including mobile spaces.  The assistant uses electronic and traditional resources to respond to inquiries of moderate complexity from the target audience.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

 

  1. EDUCATION: Completion of both 'O' and 'A' level is required.  Completion of a university degree in business administration, liberal arts, or science is required.
  2. EXPERIENCE: Three years of progressive work experience in library services, office management, public relations, or project management in a medium to a large organization is required.
  3. LANGUAGE: List both English and host country language(s) by level and specialization.Level IV (Fluent) in both written and spoken English is required.
  4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Excellent service orientation, communication and cross-cultural skills.  Demonstrated ability to rapidly perform complex reference services and work effectively with American and local staffs.  Must be able to plan, organize, and carry out assigned responsibilities, including a coordinated outreach plan.  Work in close coordination with Public Affairs staff to determine resource needs to support mission is required.
  5. JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Electronic retrieval and delivery tools.  Standard information science practices and procedures.  General knowledge of PD organization and objectives.  Some knowledge of U.S. culture and society as well as U.S foreign policy is required.

SELECTION PROCESS 

When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

  1. USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  2. USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  3. FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy:  nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.  Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
  5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:  

  1. All applications must be submitted online.
  2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306450
  3.  You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

IMPORTANT:  Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process.  Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:

http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/

Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single  attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.  The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

 

 

 


 

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