Job Listing: Registration Officers (105 Positions)

Reports To: Senior Registration Officer

Department: Registrations & Operations

Job Summary: The temporary Registration Officers will be responsible for assisting in the verification of all applicants and accurately enrolling all citizens of Uganda at headquarters.


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:

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enroll citizens by:
    • Capturing bio-data and biometrics of each individual
    • Retrieving pre-registration information from the system
    • Providing registration forms for citizens to fill
  • Accurately record data as provided on the application/registration form
  • Guide the applicant on the completion of the registration form
  • Flag attempts by Non-Citizens to register
  • Deliver registration records to sub-county Supervisors
  • Ensure the safe custody of NIRA registration property
  • Ensure that citizenship verification is conducted on all applicants
  • Ensure that all applicants submit the required documents
  • Promptly report any difficulties encountered at the registration center
  • Submission of daily reports to the sub-county supervisor
  • Ensure data protection and privacy in accordance with the Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Senior Registration Officer

Qualifications / Education:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Social Sciences, IT, Computer Sciences, Information Systems, BBA, Accounting, Law, and any other related field

Experience and Skills:

  • Previous enrollment and data processing working experience with NIRA or Electoral Commission will be an added advantage
  • IT literacy and full proficiency in the use of standard software packages
  • Broad knowledge and experience in working with biometric data
  • Knowledge of citizenship will be an added advantage
  • High moral character and integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
  • Ability to work with or without supervision
  • Ability to sit for long periods working on a computer
  • Flexibility to work night shifts and weekends
  • Good communication skills
  • Good writing and comprehension skills
  • Accuracy
  • Team player
  • Good organizational skills

Application Instructions: Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications online.


Applications should reach the above address not later than Tuesday 12th March 2024 at

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.



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