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Application deadline is 5th August, 2013

Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Internal Affairs is implementing the NSIS project. The project is crucial for the creation of a Biometric National Identification Register in order to strengthen identity management, national security and the social economic development of the country through accurate people identification and registration. The main objective of the project is to create a reliable system for the identification of persons and issuance of secure identification cards for citizens and other residents. The Ministry would like to recruit human resources on attractive contract terms for an initial period of twelve (12) months to support the existing project team.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the vacant positions. Applications should be submitted to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Internal Affairs, P. O. Box 7191, Kampala; Plot 75 Jinja Road. Applications should be received by 5th August, 2013. The application forms are obtainable from the Public Service Commission offices, Farmers’ House, 2nd Floor, Kampala and the Ministry/Department/Local Government Headquarters. The advertisement can also be accessed from the Ministry of Internal Affairs website on www.mia.go.ug Applicants must attach copies of academic documents and a recent passport photograph. The positions and the required competencies are highlighted
below:
1. Post: Database Administrator (2 vacancies)Age: Not more than 30Years
Qualifications
  • Honours Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT, Computer Engineering, Information System Management
  • Minimum of two years relevant working experience from a reputable organisation.
Duties
The incumbent will be responsible to the Manager Production for performing the following duties:
  •  Administering, developing, maintaining and implementing the policies and procedures necessary to ensure the security and integrity of the databases.
  • Tracking and resolving database related incidents and requests
  • Managing the information within the Project.
  • Managing data security, integrity and privacy
  • Improving query processing performance
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
2. Post: IT Administrator (2 vacancies)Age: Not more than 30 years
Qualifications
  • Honours Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering or Information Systems Management.
  • Minimum of two years relevant working experience from a reputable organisation.
Duties
The incumbent will be responsible to the Manager ICT for performing the following duties:
  • Coordinating and managing IT functions.
  • Designing and planning all IT operations at the Data Center
  • Setting up and expanding the network
  • Maintaining and improving documentation of systems and procedures
  • Managing crisis situations which may involve complex technical hardware or software problems
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
3. Post: Service Mechanical Engineer (7 vacancies)Age: Not more than 30 years
Qualifications
  • Honours Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of two years relevant working experience from a reputable organisation.
Duties
The incumbent will be responsible to the Manager Operations for performing the following duties:
  • Repairing, maintaining and checking the internal production machines and equipment, he has to change worn out parts on machines, tools and equipment.
  • Working closely together with the complete production, special and supplier service departments is important in order to cover the production, minimize the down times.
  • Responsible for the operation and controlling of the maintenance activities according to maintenance plan, machine and supplier manuals, production schedules and product or process set ups.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
4. Post: Service Electrical Engineer (5 vacancies)Age: Not more than 30 years
Qualifications
  • Honours Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum of two years relevant working experience from a reputable organisation.
Duties:
The incumbent will be responsible to the Manager Operations for performing the following duties.
  • Repairing, maintaining and checking all the electrical installations and equipment.
  • Working closely together with the complete production, special and supplier service departments is important in order to cover the production, minimize the down times.
  • Responsible for the operation and controlling of the maintenance activities according to maintenance plan, machine and supplier manuals, production schedules and product or process set ups.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
5. Post: Registration Officer (100 vacancies)Age: Not more than 30 years
Qualifications
  • Honours Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Law, Arts, Sciences or other related disciplines.
  • Knowledge in Computer Applications.
Duties
The incumbent will be responsible to the Supervisor Registration for performing the following duties.
  • Executing effective registration operations in the Districts.
  • Supervising registration and card issuance activities and staff in the sub-counties.
  • Supporting the Senior to plan, implement and communicate the NRS registration strategy in the assigned operational areas.
  • Servicing and repairing registration equipment in the assigned operational areas.
  • Maintaining updated archives for the registered nationals, National ID cards issued and applications.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
6. Post: Citizenship Verification Officer (16 vacancies)Age: Not more than 30 years
Qualifications
  • Honours Bachelor’s degree in Law plus a postgraduate Diploma in Legal practice
  • Minimum of two years relevant working experience from a reputable organisation.
Duties
The incumbent will be responsible to the Manager, Citizenship Verification for performing the following duties:
  • Verifying citizenship of applicants
  • Checking the correctness of data captured.
  • Authenticating and authorising the right data for production
  • Carrying out legal education about identity management and citizenship
  • Identifying gaps in enabling laws and recommending appropriate review options.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
7. Post: Personal Secretary (2 vacancies)
Age: Not more than 30 years
Qualifications
  • Honours Bachelor’s degree in Secretarial Studies or Office Management or any other related disciplines.
  • Minimum of two years relevant working experience from a reputable organisation.
Duties
The incumbent will be responsible to the Project Manager for performing the following duties:
  • Drawing up and monitoring appointments
  • Taking dictation, transcribing and producing error free work
  • Attending to callers either in person or on telephone
  • Ensuring timely responses to inquiries and correspondences to and from office
  • Receiving incoming mail and supervising the dispatch of outgoing mails
  • Providing office management services
  • Ensuring cleanliness and orderliness of the office
  • Managing records in accordance with established security and records management procedures
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

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