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EFM – Pol/Econ Small Grants Coordinator job at U.S. Mission

About the Organization

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) serves as the United States’ delegation to the United Nations. USUN is responsible for carrying out the nation’s participation in the world body. In 1947 the United States Mission was created by an act of Congress to assist the President and the Department of State in conducting United States policy at the United Nations. Since that time, USUN has served a vital role as the Department of State’s UN branch. Today, USUN has approximately 150 people on staff who serve to represent the United States’ political, economic and social, legal, military, public diplomacy and management interests at the United Nations.

USUN is divided into the following sections – Executive; Washington; Political; Management and Reform; Economic and Social; Legal; Military Staff; Public Affairs; Host Country; Management; and Security.

The United States Mission to the United Nations is located at 799 United Nations Plaza (between E. 44th and E. 45th on First Ave) across the street from United Nations Headquarters.

Job Description

The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Pol/Econ Small Grants Coordinator.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Incumbent is responsible, under the direct supervision of the Political/Human Rights Officer and the overview of the Chief of Mission, for the conception, design, management

  • Implementation of respective activities related to the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund, the Democracy and Human Rights Fund, and various Washington-based grants.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Completion of two years college /university studies is required.



  • Two years’ work experience with a governmental or non-governmental organization in either program, administrative or grant management is required.


  • Position requires professional and specialized knowledge of project management (including analysis, assessment, and advice to community organizations), contract drafting and interpretation, basic accounting and business skills, database and file system management and program coordination.

  • Position requires detailed knowledge of U.S. policies and regulations governing grants.



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


  • Must have excellent speaking and writing skills.

  • Must be a self-starter with excellent organizational, time management, analytical skills and attentive to details.

  • Good investigative instincts and research skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity is required. Proficient in Microsoft suites.

  • Data entry skills are required and accuracy is essential.

  • The Job holder will input each certified grant into the Grants Data Base Management System (GDMS). Numerical skills required.

  • Ability to use productivity software and databases.

  • Possession of Public Trust security clearance is required.

  • This may be tested.

How to Apply

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