Display Officers for Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Register

Job Title:                  Display Officer for Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Organisation:          The Electoral Commission

Reports to:               Returning Officer/District Registrar

The Electoral Commission is mandated under the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995 (as amended), to organise, conduct and supervise on a regular basis free, fair and transparent elections and referenda. The Electoral Commission is currently implementing the 2020/2021 General Elections Roadmap, which includes conducting elections of Committees for Special Interest Groups (SIGs), namely, the Youth, Persons with Disability and Older Persons.

In preparation for the election of the above SIGs Committees, the Electoral Commission will conduct the display of the Voters Register for SIGs at each village throughout the country for a period of ten (10) days, from 19th February 2020 to 28th February 2020.

During this Display exercise, registered voters will be able to check for the correctness of their particulars (names, photograph and voting location) on the respective SIGs Register. Persons who are not eligible to vote as SIGs will be identified and recommended for removal from the SIGs Register.

For purposes of conducting this Display, the Electoral Commission will recruit one Display Officer/SIGs for each Village who will carry out the following duties:

  1. Display the Registers for Special Interest Groups (SIGs);
  2. Fill in the relevant forms for Objection of Inclusion or Omission of a voter from the SIGs Register;
  3. Guide voters through the display process;
  4. Confirm the accuracy of voter information by re-checking the information in the SIGs registers;
  5. Deliver display materials to the Parish Supervisors;
  6. Ensure that display kit is kept safe at all times; and,
  7. Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Parish and/or Sub County Supervisors.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

A person applying for the position of a Display Officer/SIGs should hold a minimum of Ordinary Level (O’ Level) Certificate, must have a good handwriting, be able to fill forms accurately and pay attention to detail. Previous experience as a Display Officer or having worked in any similar election-related activities shall be an added advantage.

All successful applicants shall be expected to exhibit high degree of discipline and excellent people skills that reflect a good image of the Electoral Commission. Successful applicants should be ready to take on the assignment by Friday 7th February 2020.

An application form for purposes of this vacancy can be accessed from the Electoral Commission Office in each district, or the Electoral Commission website; https://www.ec.or.ug. Please note that typed or handwritten application letters are also accepted.

The completed application form accompanied by a photocopy of the applicant’s National ID and a photocopy of the ‘O’ Level Certificate should be delivered to the Office of the Returning Officer/District Registrar, Electoral Commission, for each respective district office no later than 7th February 2020.

Every applicant MUST provide a phone number registered in his/her name.

Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Electoral Commission does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process for any position in its structure.

Sam A. Rwakoojo

Secretary, Electoral Commission