Job Listing: System Development Assistants (04 Positions)

Reports To: Manager Information Systems

Department: ICT

Job Summary: The System Development Assistant will be responsible for assisting in supporting the system development team, coding, and contributing to the overall software and application development process.


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 a 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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning, writing, maintaining, testing, and documenting code for the New NSIS applications and platforms adhering to internal coding standards
  • Monitor the technical performance of the National Security Information System
  • Gather additional requirements arising from reported bugs about program functionality and user-reported issues
  • Function as an integral part of the project development team, actively contributing to the development of new NSIS tools, services, and platforms
  • Conduct development tests
  • Write, debug code, and troubleshoot software issues
  • Participate in code reviews and quality assurance activities
  • Ensure data protection and privacy in accordance with the Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Manager Information Systems

Qualifications / Education:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with Honours in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or related field
  • Proficient programming skills in languages such as Java, Python, Kafka, and Angular (will be tested)
  • Excellent knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, integrity, and SQL
  • Familiarity with database design, documentation, and coding
  • Previous experience in application development and web design is an added advantage
  • Possession of relevant industry certifications will be an added advantage

Experience and Skills:

  • Proven working experience as a developer, experience in Oracle and Postgres will be an added advantage
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to think algorithmically
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet 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
  • High moral character and integrity
  • Good writing and comprehension skills
  • Flexibility
  • Accuracy
  • Team player
  • Good organizational skills
  • Cost awareness

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

Applications should reach the above address not later than Tuesday 12th March 2024 at 5.00 pm.

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



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