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

Job Description

RECRUITMENT OF TEMPORARY STAFF – MASS ENROLMENT AND MASS RENEWAL OF NATIONAL IDs

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:

4.Job title: Research Assistant
Reports To: Executive Assistant to the ED Department: Office of the ED

Job Summary: The Research Assistant will be responsible for carrying out research; planning and documentation of activities to enable NIRA to achieve its mandate and goals during the mass enrolment and mass renewal exercise.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning and coordinating the initiation of research study protocol, and establishment of operating policies and procedures in line within the Authority’s overall policy framework.

  • Ensuring the smooth and efficient day-to-day operations of research, data collection and documentation activities within the Authority during the exercise.

  • Acts as the primary point of contact and acts as the principal operational liaison on behalf of the Executive office for all research related issues

  • The incumbent provides a monthly technical brief on the status of the operations; maintains and runs the research database.

  • Assisting in planning research programs in areas that are pertinent to the exercise and assisting in ensuring implementation of such programs.


The incumbent also assists in compiling and analyses data regarding the exercise as may be required.

The Research Assistant assists in writing papers, reports and research summaries for internal and external audiences as appropriate.


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 Executive Assistant to the ED.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with Honors in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Economics, planning or development studies and any other related discipline.


Experience and Skills

  • Previous experience in research will be an added advantage.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other basic office software.

  • Professional understanding of technical operations and functions

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, good writing and comprehension skills, Flexibility, Analytical, Accuracy, Team player, Good organizational skills, Strong organizational and multitasking abilities, Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.

  • High moral character and integrity, Ability to work under pressure and deadlines, Ability to work with or without supervision, Ability to sit for long working on a computer, Flexibility to work night shift and weekends.

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How to Apply

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