2 Fresher Protocol Officer Job Vacancies - Parliamentary Commission

Organisation: Parliamentary Commission
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Protocol Officer

About US:
The Parliamentary Commission of Uganda serves the following functions;
·         Appoint, promote and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding public office in Parliament;
·         Review the terms and conditions of service, standing orders, training and qualifications of persons holding office in Parliament;
·         Provide a Parliamentary reporting service;
·         Provide such other staff and facilities as are required to ensure efficient functioning of the Parliament;
·         To cause to be prepared in each financial year, estimates of revenue and expenditure for the next financial year; and
·         Make recommendations to Parliament, or with the approval of Parliament, determine the allowances payable and privileges available to the Speaker and Members of Parliament.

Job Summary: The Protocol Officer will primarily ensure efficient and effective organization of official business, social functions and travel logistics for Members of Parliament and staff

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Plan, organize and provide protocol support at all official events at Parliament.
·         Update and maintain a database of all MPs and staff travel documents.
·         Maintain a database of all guests (foreign and local) to Parliament.
·         Update members and staff of Parliament on the latest travel information.
·         Work closely with passport office for renewal of travel documents.
·         Liaise with foreign missions on issuance of visas.
·         Handle and manage Parliament’s study visits and guided tours.
·         Handle all protocol matters of reception and seeing off of VIP’s.
·         Regularly monitor diplomatic courtesies and ensure that Parliament receives a positive image
·         Perform any other duties as may be assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably hold an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy; Law; or Social sciences, Arts with International Relations as a subject, from a recognised University/Institution
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal and diplomacy skills
·         Ability to work for long hours with minimum supervision
·         Knowledge of the operations in the travel industry
·         Demonstrated ability diplomatically to solve impasses and remain calm in stressful situations
·         Age: 21 years and above

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandans are encouraged to send updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) stating two referees; and certified copies of their academic certificates and transcripts. The applications should be addressed to the Secretary, Parliamentary Commission and posted to P.O. Box 7178 Kampala; or hand delivered to the Parliamentary Registry - Parliament Buildings, Room 112, 1st Floor, South Wing; Parliament of Uganda.

Deadline: Friday 2nd December, 2016 by 5:00pm

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