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Presiding Officer Job at Electoral Commission - Career Opportunity in Uganda
Job Category: Government
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 04 December 2020
Duty Station: Uganda
Posted: 20-11-2020
Job Status
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 20-11-2020
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 21-11-2065
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Presiding Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Public Administration, and Government , Category: Civil & Government ]

Jobs at:

Electoral Commission

Deadline of this Job:
04 December 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala, Mpigi, Wakiso, Mubende, Mityana, Nakasongola, Kiboga, Kayunga, Jinja, Mayuge, Kamuli, Mbale, Kapchorwa, Tororo, Iganga, Luuka, Pallisa, Soroti, Serere, Busia, Manafwa, Busia, Budaka, Namutumba , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The Electoral Commission established under Article 60 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and mandated to conduct public elections and referenda, invites applications from suitably qualified citizens to fill the following vacant positions within its establishment
Presiding Officer (one per Polling Station)
Polling Assistant (five per Polling Station)
The job adverts and application forms can also be accessed on the Electoral Commission website .

VACANCY: Presiding Officer
Duty station: All Polling Stations countrywide
Reports to: Parish Supervisor
Tenure: Appointed Polling Days
Allowance: Shs.50,000/= per day of presiding.

Job purpose:
To assist in conducting the four (4) major categories of elections, on polling day The major categories of elections are:
• Presidential and Parliamentary
• District City/Chairpersons and Councilors
• Municipal Mayors and Councilors
• Sub-county Chairpersons and Councilors

Duties of a Presiding Officer
• Reports to the Returning Officer through the immediate supervisor;
• Overall management of a polling station; Supervision of polling station staff;
• Receipt, issuance, accountability and safe custody of election materials;
• Ensuring proper filling of election forms;
• Submission of election returns to the Returning Officer;
• Ensuring peace and security at the polling station;
• Keeping records of the proceedings at the polling station layout;
• Mobilizing furniture to facilitate the polling process;

Qualifications, skills and person specification:
• Possession of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent.
• Should have high moral character and proven integrity.
• Preferably a resident of the area where the polling station is located for at least two (2) years.
• Must be a registered voter.
• Experience in elections related work is an added advantage
• Age limit: 18 years and above

Job Experience: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
Applicants should fill in a job application form showing their day time telephone number(s), addresses which should be completed and sent to the respective District Registrar where the applicant may wish to work, in any case not later than Friday, 4th December, 2020.
Envelopes should be clearly marked at the top with the words 'Application for the post of.......

• Applicants must possess a telephone number registered on mobile money in their own names as they appear on their National Identity Cards (IDs) to facilitate payment by e-cash.
• Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification
• The Electoral Commission is an equal opportunity employer, therefore, females and persons with disability are particularly encouraged to apply.
District Registrar,
Electoral Commission

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