15 November 2016

Entry Level Publications Officer Careers - Parliamentary Commission

Job Title:    Publications Officer
Organisation: Parliamentary Commission
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Publications 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 Publications Officer will be tasked with publishing the official report of the proceedings of Parliament; and other Parliamentary publications

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Typeset and publish the daily Hansard
·         Compile the monthly bound volume of the Hansard
·         Produce other parliamentary publications
·         The Publications Officer will post the monthly Hansard on the Parliamentary Website
·         Provide information on the proceedings of Parliament to MPs
·         Prepare a pre-press copy of the daily Hansard.
·         Index Hansards for library and other reference uses.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The Publications Officer should hold an Honours Bachelor's degree in Arts with Literature in English and English Language; or Bachelors in Library and Information Science with a subject in publications; or Mass communication or Journalism with print or publishing option; or degree in an editorial field with English Language Studies (ELS) as a principal subject from a recognized university/ institution
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Broad knowledge of Web content management designing, desktop publishing and editing.
·         Working knowledge of publishing principles and basics of publication design;
·         Knowledge of production methodology for publishing products in hardcopy or electronic formats;
·         Ability to use creative problem solving and analytical thinking skills to develop
·         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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