Jobs in Uganda, Adverts

Find Uganda job listings from various sources, employment bureaus, agencies and general tips on how to get a job in Uganda, Kampala, Entebbe, Jinja, Wakiso and so much more.

Where To Find Jobs in Uganda

There are various platforms  and channels as you job hunt. Below are some of the most promitent ones.

  1. Every prominent newspaper in Uganda has a specific day for listing jobs . New vision jobs  and Daily Monitor jobs should be one of the reasons as to why you buy those papers. Most companies and organizations advertise extensively in this media.
  2. Internal Adverts. This practice is common. Most corporations place there adverts on the internal memo. Networking is key here. If you have a friend or relative working in such places, they will notify you to apply. So you need to inform whoever you can about your search for a job as well as experience. You never know!
  3. Online Websites. So many job portals have come up, many offering a link between the employer and the employee. Some charge fees to companies. If you are job searching, you need to upload your CV or resume so as to be registered into the database of that particular website. In so doing, potential employers will scan through the database and land on your skill. Most of these websites duplicate the jobs found in monitor and newvision. Among the prominent ones include
    http://www.ugandajobsguide.com/
    https://www.theugandanjobline.com/
  4. https://www.greatugandajobs.com/jobs
  5. https://www.brightermonday.co.ug/
  6. http://www.jobs.co.ug/
  7. https://jobwebuganda.com/
  8. http://ugandajobline.com/

What Do Potential Employers Look For In You?

As you write and probably modify you C.V to reflect the needs of the job position from that advert you read recently, its quite important to understand what employers want and here is below some of the key aspects to consider.

  1. Experience: All companies and organizations believe in experience and this is something that you have to highlight in your C.V and at the interview. You have to show how much you know and for how long you have been doing that. And just in case you do not have the experience, talk about other related things you have done and they could be relevant proof of similar experience. It’s not good for you to be turned away just because of that.
  2. Professionalism: Some people think that being a pro equates to that suit and smartness. No way! We call for ethics and work, how to treat others. You must be a man of your word, held with high integrity and loyal in all ways. At your work place, you must be honest and competent as well as positive. It’s important to keep learning new skills and upgrade to the changing times.
  3. Skills: I do not know how much I have to emphasize this, but in order to survive in this economy; your skills are the key. You need to be good at what you do best and at the same time show willingness to learn something new.
  4. Communication: Every company and organization has put in place levels of communication, how to respond or react to your line manager is important to your job survival. Be consistent, clear and concise in your day to day communication, consider the team player attribute.

How to get a Job With No Experience

You are done with your degree at Makerere, Kyambogo, Nkozi or any other university and all the jobs you read about in Daily Monitor or New Vision require experience which you definitely do not have, you are yet to receive your original transcript and all you have is a pass slip. Here are some of the tips to help you get a job as soon as possible.

1.How About Internship Placements

Most companies and organizations consider individuals who have worked or served as interns before. Applying for internship can be one of the greatest steps towards achieveing full employment.  This is one way of gaining the experience which every one asks for during the interview process. On our website, we list internship opportunities so be sure to check them out.

  1. Volunteering

Most organizations here in Uganda have volunteering opportunities. This is important especially with your zero experience. Some organizations offering volunteer placements do not pay at all, not even lunch, but why worry about that when you are acquiring skills and also getting the right contacts in the industry. Most potential employers all over the country fancy individuals who have volunteered before for it shows a high level of commitment and initiative.  Some skills you can acquire include team work, communication, time management and so much more.

  1. Social Media and Networking

With the rise in use for social media, you can build your network even while at  campus before you graduate. Join professional groups relevant to your course, attend fairs, exhibitions or even seminars, write and share with the people in your profession, keep them in your circles. Now days some people are getting offered jobs based on their presence and profile on social media.

  1. Be realistic with your target Job Position

Some individuals can decide to be very ambitious, which is okay but wont apply in certain areas. Its hard for a fresh graduate to get the top jobs in a company. Its good to dream but still target the lower job positions so that you climb slowly to the top. Sometimes the salary at the bottom is low, but once you get into the system, you will find yourself at the top one day. Job promotions are real.

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In Uganda today, the quantity of people in search for employment is overwhelming in comparison to the available jobs. For that reason therefore it is very crucial that search smartly for a job if at all you want to become successful or even get a job in Uganda. Listed below are some of the finest ways to search for employment in this country.
Internet

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By far and away the best way to find a job in Kampala or Uganda is to show up personally and begin looking. I cannot emphasize this point well enough – it’s approximately 100% more effective (and enables you to be 100% more appealing to prospective employers) than simply taking out CVs from the lounger back in your home nation. In case you can, identify a number of potential firms of interest and produce a list of their contacts prior to deciding to come. By doing this you can make an effort at organizing some meeting for when you come. In addition – in case you are trying this technique ensure you have sufficient money to see you through the first 2 to 3 months since it could still require sometime to find something once you arrive.

Visas plus Work Permits For Expartriates

Work permits go for about $250 USD and your employer must logically pay for it. In case you are fortunate enough to be employed in any official or even government, then a letter from the civil service official goes quite a distance to assist you obtain the permit and even speed up the process. In any other case, be cautioned that a work permit may take up to 3 months to get it fully processing so you will have to ensure that your standard entry visas are well updated for the time being.

In case you are volunteering then it could slightly be different in that you do not require a work permit however you may use the tourist visa (provided that you are not being paid – stipends do not count). In case you are volunteering for more than the regular 3 month entry-stamp will cover so you have to apply for an exclusive pass on arrival in Uganda. This provides you an additional 3 months and it costs about 300,000 UGX.

In case you are already in Uganda and are in a visa difficulty (or you want to renew your visa or change visa status), then all you simply have to do is to go to any of 2 immigrations offices found in Kampala; The head office on Jinja Road on plot 75 and the other is at the end of Port Bell Road (you simply have to follow the road till you can’t go any more and you will find metal gates which you will walk through). I recommend that you go to the office on Port Bell road since it is less busy and really smaller and not as busy and for that reason customs officers are generally a little more easygoing.

Getting a Job

The leading jobs you will get in Kampala or Uganda are generally within the NGO, teaching field, diplomatic or oil realm. In particular, there is a very huge humanitarian crowd found here that focuses on health, development and education. Kampala is as well the head office of the huge NGO Malaria Consortium, who every once in awhile recruit people.

 

A word of warning to foreign people searching for NGO work; at the time of June 2012 the Ugandan government put forward new legal guidelines to limit the quantity of jobs offered to foreign nationals so as to prioritize qualified Ugandans. As a result, NGOs should be in a position to provide persuasive reasons for employing expats and also the job market could get a lot more difficult for foreigners.

 

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