15 November 2016

3 Assistant Editor of Hansard Job Opportunities - Parliamentary Commission

Organisation: Parliamentary Commission
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Assistant Editor of Hansard

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 Assistant Editor of Hansard will transcribe and edit proceedings of Parliament

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Transcribe tapes and carry out a first edit of parliamentary debates in line with laid down guidelines of editing the Hansard
·         Conduct verification/clarification of MPs’ speeches
·         Collaborate the Members’ log with transcripts to confirm accuracy
·         Submit transcripts for 2nd edit to the Senior Assistant Editor of Hansard
·         Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should hold an Honours Bachelors Degree in either: Mass Communication with editing option; or Communication Studies with editing as a subject; or Arts with Literature and English Language Studies (ELS) studied as subjects, or Arts with Education, majoring in Literature and English Language Studies (ELS) from a recognized University/Institution.
·         Good transcribing skills
·         Good editing skills.
·         Excellent listening, communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to effectively work in a team.
·         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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