Manager Data Processing & Production Job Placement – National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Organization:  National
Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director,
ICT
Reference:
NIRA/HR/MDPP/03-06-20
About US:
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 other things; 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.
Job Summary: The
Manager Data Processing and Production is responsible for managing and
supervising data processing and production function of the Authority including
systems for the production, Quality Assurance, Warehousing and Dispatch of
Identity cards. Ensuring that production meets output and quality targets as
set, time schedules are in place for the different processes and adhered to,
systems maintenance and compliance with workplace and other safety programs and
procedures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Supervising
the use and maintenance of the IT equipment (including the biometric data
processing system) for verification and identification of physical
characteristics of enrolled and registered persons
·       
Coordinating
all technical aspects necessary for the effective identification of citizens
and non-citizens
·       
Ensuring
the production and Dispatch schedules and well as quality targets are in place
and adhered to
·       
Conducting
checks, research and surveys to determine realistic threats to the person
identification system and processes, ensuring its security and preventing the
misuse of data embedded in the biometric system
·       
Planning
and implementing strategies for processing of registration data and production
of the relevant identification documents using biometric systems to ensure
timely delivery of services to the public
·       
Developing
appropriate procedures and work methods to ensure that central verification and
production of National Identity Cards work plans and processes are efficient
and cost effective.
·       
Supervising
staff in the assigned areas, staff health & safety, staff training and
capacity building to ensure quality workflow and output at the different levels
of data processing and card production
·       
Preparation
and timely submission of relevant reports as may be required and to aid
management decision making



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)
Manager Data Processing & Production job placement must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree with Honours in Statistics, ICT, Physics or a related field
·       
A
Master’s degree in any of the above or related fields is a must.
·       
Recognized
professional certifications in any of the above or related field will be added
advantage
·       
A
minimum of seven years of experience in management of data processing or data
production functions with a reputable public or private organization with a
minimum of three (3) years at a managerial level.
·       
Experience
in production infrastructure planning and development is an added advantage
·       
Experience
in production setting, business processes, quality control, health and safety,
warehouse, inventory and stewardship processes is an added advantage
·       
Analytical
thinking: keen attention to detail and ability to solve problems quickly and
effectively
·       
Communication:
ability to express oneself fully both verbally and in writing
·       
Team
building: ability to garner support, develop teams, minimize conflict and
handle team dynamics
·       
Managing
performance: good understanding and experience in the basics of managing
individual and team performance
·       
Flexibility
and adaptability: ability to prioritize and perform effectively under pressure,
in the face of setbacks and respond to unforeseen circumstances
·       
Age: Below 55 years
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons should submit an application clearly
indicating the position applied for and the job reference, detailed curriculum
vitae (CV), copies of academic and professional certificates/ testimonials
addressed to the Executive Director. The above documents should be submitted in
soft copy careers@nira.go.ug Applications should include a daytime telephone
contact of the applicant and names and contact details of at least three (3)
referees.
NB: NIRA
is an equal opportunity employer. Only short listed candidates will be
contacted. Any form of canvassing or lobbying shall lead to disqualification.
Deadline: 26th June 2020 by 5:00pm  
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