Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Recruitment 2022/2023 | How to Apply Online

UPDF Recruitment | This article will provide you with valuable details that will assist you in applying for the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Recruitment for the year 2022, and we will be providing you with the instructions and requirements on how to apply for this job through UPDF Recruitment Portal ….read more below.

UPDF Recruitment

UPDF Recruitment Application Portal – http://www.defence.go.ug/

Applications are invited from in suitably qualified applicants for the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces UPDF recruitment exercise. INTERESTED AND SUITABLY QUALIFIED members of the public can apply for any of the positions available at Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces.

I believe you visit this page because you seek information on How to Apply for the UPDF Recruitment exercise. This page will give you insight on how to apply for Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces recruitment 2022 dates, application form, requirements, qualification, guidelines, portal and updates for free.

Before we Continue, Let’s talk a little about Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces UPDF:

The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF), previously known as the National Resistance Army, is the armed forces of Uganda. From 2007 to 2011, the International Institute for Strategic Studies estimated the UPDF had a total strength of 40,000–45,000 and consisted of land forces and an air wing.

About UPDF

Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces was so named in the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. It was initially called the National Resistance Army which was the Force that fought the February 6, 1981 to January 26, 1986 Liberation war that saw the final overthrow of dictatorship in Uganda. NRA picked up the struggle from earlier Liberation struggles of the 1970’s against oppressive and anti People Governments in Uganda.

UPDF Recruitment Requirements 2022

UPDF Recruitment Requirements 2022: The following are the Uganda People’s Defence Force recruitment general entry requirement for applicants:

An applicant shall be a person who:

1. Citizenship. MUST be citizen of Uganda and must possession an original National Identity Card.

2. Medical. MUST be healthy and medically fit ready to undergo medical and physical body check and a road run to test endurance and body fitness. An original copy of medical examination; duly signed by a recognized Medical Officer from Health Centre III are a must.

3. Age. Must be adult males and females between the age of (18-25) years, marital status MUST be single with no children. Professionals must be adult males and females of up to 30 years of age.

4. Education standard. Must possess a minimum formal education of S.4 (UCE) or its equivalent, and S.6 (UACE) or its equivalent with bias in science subjects. Original certificates of 2015 and 2016 with a student’s ID are a must. All professionals will be recruited at Kololo Air Strip as per programme.

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5. Letters of recommendations from LCI, LC111, GISOs duly signed are a MUST, to confirm their conduct.

6. Moral standard. Any presentation of forged documents is criminal and culprits will be liable to prosecution.

7. Medical, mental and physical fitness will be checked at the recruitment as well as the training centres.

8. Aptitude test will be administered to confirm level of education.

Therefore, this years’ recruitment exercise aims at attracting very composed and patriotic Ugandans ready to serve in regular, professional and specialized units. It is an opportunity for UPDF to fill gaps created by retirements and also tap skills of personnel with competencies in science subjects required in a modern army. For one to be recruited he/she must meet the following criteria:

The recruitment criteria, centres and dates are as indicated below:

A. RECRUITMENT CRITERIA

Eligible candidates to meet the following requirements:

1. Citizenship: MUST be a Ugandan citizen and must be in possession of an Original National Identity Card.

2. Medical: MUST be healthy and medically fit; ready to undergo medical and physical body check and a road run to test endurance and body fitness.

3. Age: Regular Recruits must be male and female adults between the age of 18-25 years and professionals between 18 and 30 years.

4. Marital status: MUST be single with no children.

5. Education standard. Regular Recruits must possess a minimum formal education of S.4 (UCE) or S.6 in science subjects. Original certificates of 2016, 2017 and 2018 with a school IDs are a must.

6. Professionals: Degree/Diploma holders in medicine, chemistry, Engineering, teachers and vocational skills.

7. Conduct: Candidates must be of good conduct with no criminal record. Letters of recommendations from LC I, LC III, GISOs duly signed are a MUST, to confirm their conduct.

8. Moral Standards: Presentation of forged documents is criminal and culprits will be liable to prosecution.

*Requirements for UPDF-Air force Candidates

a.  S.6 biased in Science subjects such as physics, math and, Geography.

b.   Degree and Diploma holders in Aviation related fields such as:

1. Pilots with Private Pilot Licence (PPL), Commercial Pilot License (CPL) or Pilot Instructors.

2. Aircraft maintenance Engineers category A&C ( Engine and Airframe), category X ( Electrical and Avionics, Radio and Instruments).

3. Air Traffic Controllers.

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4. Radar Engineers and Radar Operators.

5. Flight Operators.

B. RECRUITMENT CENTRES AND DATES : UPDF Recruitment Dates and Centers

CENTRES AND

DISTRICTS

DATES

TEAMS

(a)

(b)

(c)

LYANTONDE DIST

LYANTONDE

27 DEC 19

HQs

RAKAI

KYOTERA

MASAKA DIST HQs

MASAKA

28 DEC 19

KALANGALA

BUKOMASIMBI

KALUNGU

LWENGO

MPIGI DIST HQs

MPIGI

29 DEC 19

SEMBABULE

BUTAMBALA

GOMBA

MITYANA DIST HQs

MITYANA

31 DEC 19

MUBENDE

KASANDA

KIBOGA DIST HQs

KYANKWANZI

02 JAN 20

KIBOGA

LUWERO DIST HQs

LUWERO

04 JAN 20

NAKASONGOLA

NAKASEKE

HOIMA DIST HQs

HOIMA with

27 DEC 19

KIKUUBE

KAGADI

KIBAALE

KAKUMIRO

FORT PORTAL DIST

KABAROLE

29 DEC 19

HQs

KAMWENGE with

KITAGWENDA

KYENJOJO

KYEGEGWA

BUNYANGABO

BUNDIBUGYO –

BUNDUBUGYO

30 DEC 19

DIST HQs

NTOROKO

KASESE DIST HQs

KASESE

31 DEC 19

BUSHENYI DIST

BUSHENYI

02 JAN 20

HQs

MITOOMA

BUHWEJU

RUBIRIZI

SHEEMA

MBARARA DIST

MBARARA with

03 JAN 20

HQs

RWAMPARA

ISINGIRO

IBANDA

KIRUHURA with

KAZO

CENTRES AND

DISTRICTS

DATES

TEAMS

KABALE DIST HQs

KABALE

04 JAN 20

KISORO

RUKIGA

RUBANDA

RUKUNGIRI DIST

RUKUNGIRI

05 JAN 20

HQS

KANUNGU

NTUNGAMO

ARUA – DIST HQs

ARUA with MADI-

27 DEC 19

OKOLLO

YUMBE

MARACHA

ADJUMAN

MOYO

OBONGI

KOBOKO

NEBBI – DIST HQS

NEBBI with

28 DEC 19

PAKWACH

ZOMBO

GULU – DIST HQs

GULU

29 DEC 19

AMURU

NWOYA

OMORO

KITGUM – DIST HQS

KITGUM

30 DEC 19

LAMWO

PADER – DIST HQs

PADER

31 DEC 19

AGAGO

LIRA – DIST HQS

LIRA

02 JAN 20

DOKOLO

ALEBTONG

OTUKE

AMOLATAR

APAC – DIST HQS

APAC with

03 JAN 20

KWANIA

OYAM

KOLE

MASINDI – DIST

MASINDI

05 JAN 20

HQs

KIRYANDONGO

BULISA

KOTIDO DIST HQs

KOTIDO

27 DEC 19

KABONG with

KARENGA

ABIM

MOROTO DIST HQs

MOROTO with

LUSOT

28 DEC 19

NAPAK

NAKAPIRIPIRITI

with NABILATUK

AMUDAT

RECRUITMENT CENTRES AND DATES: UPDF Recruitment Dates and Centers

CENTRES AND

DISTRICTS

DATES

TEAMS

KAPCHORWA DIST

KAPCHORWA

30 DEC 19

HQs

BUKWO

KWEENI

MBALE – DIST HQS

MBALE

31 DEC 19

SIRONKO

BULAMBULI

BUKEDEA

BUDUDA

MANAFA with

NAMISINDWA

SOROTI DIST HQs

SOROTI

02 JAN 20

AMURIA

KATAKWI

SERERE

KUMI

NGORA

KAPELABYONG

KABERAMAIDO

BUDAKA DIST HQs

PALISA

03 JAN 20

BUDAKA

KIBUKU

BUTEBO

TORORO DIST HQs

TORORO

04 JAN 20

BUTALEJA

BUSIA

IGANGA DIST HQs

IGANGA with

05 JAN 20

BUGWERI

BUGIRI

NAMUTUMBA

LUUKA

KOLOLO CENTRE

KAMPALA

27 DEC 19

WAKISO DIST HQs

WAKISO

28 – 29

DEC 19

KAMULI DIST HQs

KAMULI

30 DEC 19

KALIRO

BUYENDE

JINJA DIST HQs

JINJA

31 DEC 19

MAYUGE

NAMAYINGO

MUKONO DIST HQs

MUKONO

02 JAN 20

BUIKWE

BUVUMA

KAYUNGA

(Details shall be posted in newspaper adverts and radio announcements).

The UPDF leadership has set up teams to ensure that the exercise achieves its objectives within the time given. Districts are encouraged to meet their quotas allocated as per the results of the population census which will be communicated by the team leaders.

How to Apply for UPDF Recruitment

You can now apply from here

N/B:

  • Have all the necessary credentials
  • Scan and upload your credentials on http://www.defence.go.ug/
  • UPDF Shortlisted candidates will go through a selection process, including testing and interview;
  • The candidates who meet the criteria will be deployed to corporate organizations registered under the scheme;
  • Don’t pay anyone who claims he can help you a Job Please.

We will also make sure we keep you abreast of the necessary information regarding this recruitment.

NOTE:

  • This is the only medium for applying for recruitment.
  • Each applicant can submit ONLY ONE application for this exercise.

You are therefore advised to carefully choose the category you are eligible for, as multiple applications would lead to disqualifications.

  • The Uganda People’s Defence Force DO NOT demand or accept gifts or gratification to offer employment.
  • Do not offer money to anyone before, during or after the recruitment exercise. Any candidate found doing either of these would be summarily disqualified and prosecuted.

UPDF RECRUITMENT – SCREENING AND EXAMINATION

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by e-mail or SMS for Screening and Examination at the Screening Centre
selected during the online application.

UPDF TRAINING

Only applicants who are successful in the Screening Examination will be invited for training.

UPDF RECRUITMENT PASSOUT

Candidates that have successfully completed the training exercise will be passed out to the Uganda People’s Defence Force.

UPDF Recruitment Deadline

The Uganda People’s Defence Force Recruitment Deadline – Closing Date will be released when the recruitment application starts, so for now, there is no recruitment deadline for UPDF recruitment.

For more information and inquiries, you can contact the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) by visiting the institution’s official website: http://www.defence.go.ug/

Finally, let it be clear that recruitment into the UPDF is not an off-the hook job opportunity, but rather a patriotic calling to serve our country Uganda in a field that requires great sacrifice and determination from the very first day of recruitment to the last day of one’s service.

For God and My Country.

Richard Karemire psc, fwc

Brig Gen

DEFENCE SPOKESPERSON

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Comments

    1. I have a strong desire to join updf,I have been waiting for the day, please help me with information Incase it’s out.

  1. I am as well interested in joining the forces my name is Mutyaba Asumani ,email;asumanimutyaba4@gmail.com,contact;0701600343 please kindly inform me when the recruitment kick starts

  2. Its my dream and treasure to work wth the army and i wld like to joing and make updf great.
    0705221190
    0784679075
    Jst want to knw de opening day

  3. salute to the UPDF Officials and all UPDF personel at large. I thank you for the great job your doing towards the incoming recruitment process.
    I am DENIS NATAMBA very much interested in joining the UPDF Airforce
    I am an A’Level graduate with math and geography, physically fit and ready to serve.
    0786983974/0750970801 are my phone contacts.

  4. Its my dream and am now ready to join and work together, serving my country. Please inform the recruitment date.

  5. Am olua Samuel have have certificate in medical laboratory am 26 years can I join also my number is 0777167182/0779584462

  6. Hallo everybody. My name is Kawuma Mathias, hold a diploma in electrical engineering. I also need help and directives on how to join the national forces. For God And My Country!

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