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Are you looking for Government jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Registration Assistants job at The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

March 12, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The National Identification and Registration Authority is a government-owned organisation in Uganda, mandated to register births and deaths in the country and to develop a National Identification Register for both citizens and legally resident non-citizens.

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Job Title

Registration Assistants job at The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Job Description

The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established by the Registration of Persons Act (ROPA), 2015 and is mandated to establish and maintain the National Identification Register (NIR). The Authority is also charged with among others; the registration of citizens and legally resident aliens; assigning National Identification / Alien Identification Numbers (NINs/AINS) to qualifying persons and issuing Identification Cards to those 16 years and above; registration of births, deaths and adoption orders and issuance of the relevant certificates.

The first release of National Identification Cards in Uganda was issued in 2014 with validity of ten (10) years. NIRA intends to conduct a mass renewal and mass enrolment exercise for all expired cards and unregistered citizens. Section 66 of the Registration of Persons Act, 2015 makes possession of a National Identification Card or National Identification Number (NIN) a mandatory requirement for persons to access public services.

To support the above exercise, NIRA wishes to recruit suitable candidates for the following temporary positions:

1.Job title: Registration Assistants
Reports To: Sub county Supervisor
Department: Registrations & Operations

Job Summary: The Registration Assistants will be responsible for accurate recording of information of applicants and exercise control over the registration processes at the registration Centre.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Capturing biodata and biometrics of each individual

  • Retrieving pre-registration information from the system.

  • Providing registration forms for citizens to fill.

  • Accurate recording of data as provided on the application / registration form.

  • Guiding the applicant on the completion of the registration form.

  • Flagging attempts by non-Citizens to register.

  • Delivering registration records to sub-county Supervisors.

  • Ensuring the safe custody of NIRA registration property.

  • Ensuring that citizenship verification is conducted on all applicants and

  • Ensuring that all applicants submit the required documents.

  • Promptly report any difficulty that is encountered at the registration center.

  • Submission of daily reports to the sub county supervisor.

  • Ensuring that data protection and privacy in accordance with the Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019 is embedded.

  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the district supervisor.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Minimum of a UACE certificate or its equivalent


Experience and Skills

  • Must be proficient in IT and computer use.

  • High moral character and integrity, Flexibility to work on weekends, Able to sit for long periods working on a computer, Ability to work under pressure and deadlines, Ability to travel long distances, Flexibility to work under pressure.

  • Ability to communicate well in a local language of area of work and English.

  • Ability to stand in front of a group without showing fear or arrogance.

  • Self-motivated team player, able to work alone with or without supervision, Good Communication and mobilization skills.

  • Willingness to undertake further training offered by and required by the exercise.

  • Previous working experience with NIRA or Electoral commission will be an added advantage.


Additional Requirements

  • The candidate should be a resident of the sub county in the area of operation.

  • The candidate shall present a recommendation letter from the LC 1 chairperson and GISO where they live.

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How to Apply

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