I witnessed thousands of Ugandan’s lined up at Profiles International Uganda Limited offices located on Plot 26B Tufnell Drive, Kamwokya, Kampala trying to submit in their National Identification and Registration Authority 2016 job applications as were called for in the adverts both online and offline. Believe me you, this was the second time I have seen thousands of people in queues in a bid to secure the available vacancies in Uganda.
NIRA being a government institution might have been the result for the high turnover of applicants trying to land their dream jobs. People of different tribes and races were seen in these lines across the 4 different desks which were designed to handle receiving and registration of related applications and documents.
Some of the jobs which many lined up for and waiting for the NIRA shortlist, after they appeared in the adverts included bit not limited to;
– “Personal Assistant to the Executive Director
– Public Relations Officer
– Client Relations Officer
– Procurement Officer
– Accountant Read More…
– Administrative Officer
– Transport & Logistics Officer
– Records Officer – Administration
– Legal Officers
– Registry Officer / Supervisor
– Registration Officers
– Citizenship Verification Officers
– Data Processing Officers
– Data Production Officers
– Database Administrators
– Systems Administrator
– Network Administrator
– Data EXIM Officer
– Cyber Security Officer
– Human Resource Officer (Payroll/Employee Relations)
– Records Officer – Human Resource
– Policy Analysis / Planning and Development Officer
– Research Officer
– Monitoring and evaluation Officer
– Internal Auditor
– Assistant Registry Officers
– Accounts Assistants
– Administrative Assistants
– Store Keepers
– Office Assistants”
NIRA PIUL Job applicant update
In July 2016, NIRA commenced a recruitment exercise in which it called for applications from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill various positions in its organizational structure including; Managers, Senior Officers, Officers and support staff. It was projected that the recruitment exercise would be complete within 2 months from its commencement.
However, due to the overwhelming interest, a record number of applications were received by the Consultant (Profiles International Uganda Limited) who NIRA contracted to conduct the recruitment exercise on its behalf. More time is required to objectively and fairly handle all applications.
NIRA therefore requests for your patience and understanding as the Consultant endeavors to process the numerous applications received within the shortest time possible.
We estimate that all successful candidates for the respective positions would have been contacted by 31st January 2017.
Guess what, the hunt for jobs in Uganda continues basing on the fact that there are very many job seekers copared with the number of available opportunities and positions. This means that either many have to retire from their current positions to create room for new entrants and or, other jobs should be created so as to handle to the increasing demand day by day.