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  1. Identify a vacancy that suits ones qualification and experience. This can be from either an advert or internal source;
  2. Go to either Public Service Commission Office, any Ministry / Department Headquarter or any District Service Commission Office and obtain an application Form - Public Service Form 3 (PSF 3) [Revised 2008] and Summary Applicants Form which can also obtained from the commissions website -;
  3. Read instructions carefully and fill in accurately;
  4. Attach all copies of the required documents; and
  5. Submit application to the Secretary Public Service Commission Office, any Ministry / Department Headquarter or any District Service Commission Office. (place of submission is always indicated in an advert)

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Required Documents[edit]

  1. Academic documents
  2. Three (3) passport photos
  3. Recommendation Letters

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Expanding Social Protection Programme (ESP)

Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development

Plot 9, Lourdel Road

P.O. Box 28240,

Kampala, Uganda

Tel: +256 414 534 201, +256 414 534 202, +256 312 202 051, +256 312 202 050



Department of Community Based Services

Hoima District Local Government

Kyenjojo - Hoima Rd, Hoima,

P.O. Box 2,

Hoima, Uganda

Tel: +256-772-589937



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Anyone who meets requirements of an advertise job can apply for it.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


This varies basing on which district service commission / ministry / department advertise a job and time frame for applying is always indicated in an advert.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

This also varies basing on which district service commission / ministry / department advertise a job; processing time is always indicated in an advert.

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  • The application forms are obtainable from the Public Service Commission Office, Ministry/Department Headquarters and District Service Commission Offices.
  • The application should bear the title of the post as well as the reference number specified against the vacancy. Applicants should not apply for more than two posts.
  • Forms must be filled original in own handwriting. Applicants should send three sets application together with photocopies of their certificates and testimonials,
  • Attach three recent certified passport size photographs. Applicants who do not hear from the Public Service Commission on completion of the selection exercise should consider themselves unsuccessful.

Required Information[edit]

  • Title of post applied for and Reference No
  • Full name of applicant
  • Sex, Age and marital status
  • Nationality
  • Profession / Qualification
  • Education back ground
  • Details of work experience
  • Details of three (3) referees.

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Need for the Document[edit]

The Public Service Commission in Uganda was established to Advise the President in the performance of his/her functions under Article 172 of the Constitution;
Appoint, confirm in appointments, promote and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding office of the Public Service;
Appoint, Permanent Secretaries; Appoint Clerk to Parliament; Appoint Secretary to Cabinet;
Appoint Director of Public Prosecutions; Appoint Secretary and other staff of the Uganda Human Rights Commission;

Appoint Secretary and other staff of the Electoral Commission; Review Terms and Conditions of Service, Standing Orders, qualifications of Public Officers, matters connected with Personnel Management and development of the Public Service and make recommendations on them to government.; Guiding and coordinating the work of the District Service Commission;

Hear and determine grievances from persons appointed by the District Service Commissions; Approve and appoint the Chairpersons and Members of District Service Commissions; Appoint, confirm and exercise disciplinary control over Chief Administrative Officers and Deputy Chief Administrative Officers and Town Clerks of a City and Municipalities.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Hand written applications may also acceptable.
  • Serving officers should also completed application form in triplicate (original in own handwriting) and should submitted through their
  • Permanent Secretary/Responsible Officer.
  • After completely filling the application form in triplicate (the original in own handwriting), other applicants submit submitted direct to the relevant Service Commission

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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More information which might help people.