4 Entry Level Information & Public Education Officer Job Placements - Parliamentary Commission

Organisation: Parliamentary Commission
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Information & Public Education 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 Information & Public Education Officer will compile news and information for dissemination to internal and external publics and prepare news stories/articles on Parliament for broadcast purposes

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         The incumbent will coordinate the research and documentation functions in the department
·         Work closely with the public and private organizations for acquisition of news and information vital for parliamentary activities
·         The incumbent will coordinate media relations and other activities of the media (UPPA) at Parliament, and Produce scripts for the media houses as may be required
·         Write articles for publication in newspaper columns and generate and respond to FAQ’s on the website and other information requests
·         Develop radio and television talk show schedules for the Head of Department
·         Prepare and provide the content/information for posting on the Parliament website, and update information on the electronic notice board
·         Generate content for brochures and guidebooks as well as manage the production of the Parliamentary newsletter and other publications
·         Prepare information kits for use during public education programs
·         Actively engage and monitor social media on issues concerning the Parliament

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal applicants must hold Honours Bachelor’s Degrees in Mass Communication, or Communication Studies, or Public Relations or Journalism, or Arts with Communication and Public Relations studied as subjects, from a recognized University/Institution
·         Commendable news writing skills
·         Excellent oral communication/ public speaking skills
·         Good working relations with the local media
·         Excellent interpersonal skills
·         Ability to work for long hours with minimum supervision
·         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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