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Consular Assistant

U.S Embassy in Uganda
Kampala, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The incumbent will perform Consular Assistant duties in the Consular Section including understanding and applying complexcitizenship and visa regulations in support of the work of the Consular Section, and performing a wide range of functionswithin the section.

How to apply
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret security clearance. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on


  1. Incumbent is responsible for preparing passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications for adjudication. Advises adjudicators of any inconsistencies or flag possible fraud in cases. Accepts applications for emergency services and prepares cases for Consular Chief or Consular Officer. Explains requirements for ACS services to clients, and ensures files are complete before adjudication. Uses judgment in recommending cases for issuance, denial, or further investigation. 30%
  2. Manages consular correspondence, including tracking Congressional correspondence, drafting responses for Consular Chief’s signature, and managing public email inquiries. 20%
  3. Is responsible for the DNA portfolio. Supervises sample collection, carefully logs and tracks sampling kits to ensure integrity of chain of custody. 20%
  4. Supports NIV and IV units when necessary, including collecting biometrics. Serves as primary back up for the ACS assistant. Performs other duties as assigned. 30%

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Reporting; Office administration, management; File management and data back-up; Customer relations; Data collection; Selection and assessment of applicants
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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