Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Travel Assistant Job Vacancy at US Mission in Uganda


Job Title:         Travel Assistant

Employer: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Job Location: Kampala, Uganda

Job Expiry Date: 21st November 2019

Duties:
Assists travelers making travel arrangements to include making recommendations, consistent with all travel regulations and post guidance, about travel routes, lodging options, per diem allowances, mixed transport options, etc.
Guides US Government direct hire staff about their travel related entitlements and ensures that their travel authorizations conform to the regulations.
Coordinates with the Travel Agent/Contractor and Customs & Shipping staff to ensure that travel related permissions/formalities (visas, medical, time, etc) are adhered to.
Works with Travel Agent/Contractor to ensure that tickets are issued for properly approved travel authorizations.
Updates and maintains record keeping to support validation and research needs, with a focus on soft copy record keeping wherever possible.
Working with relevant Management Section staff, maintains appropriate contacts with travel vendors.
Coordinates with relevant staff to ensure that the travel needs of Mission visitors are appropriately serviced.

Job Requirements:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
The applicants for the United States US Embassy Travel Assistant job opportunity should have completed two years of general college studies
At least three years of experience in travel reservation, event coordination, accounting, or voucher examining
Practical knowledge of general accounting principles and excellent customer service. Excellent knowledge of travel sector issues inside Uganda and internationally .
English Level IV (fluent) Writing, Speaking and Reading is required.
Proven ability to interact with tact and diplomacy with all levels of Mission personnel
Articulate complex issues both orally and in writing
Interpret and apply technical regulations
Work in a pressurized environment
Meet deadlines
Competently navigate around MS Word, MS Excel and MS Access
Work independently on routine matters

How to Apply:
Please Submit your Applications online

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