Entry Level Research Officer - Publication Jobs - Parliamentary Commission

Organisation: Parliamentary Commission
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Research 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 Research Officer - Publication will coordinate and oversee the publication of the Department’s research reports and products, and to conduct research.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Edit research reports and publications planning, production and dissemination
·         The incumbent will coordinate and support peer reviews and editorials in the department
·         Provide editorial/publishing advice and guidance to researchers on a regular basis
·         Solicit copies of reports from researchers for publishing in accordance with the departmental policy
·         Ensure copies for publication meet applicable editorial/publishing requirements and deadlines
·         Write, edit and proof read a range of reports and products of the department
·         Prepare and submit research reports and brief to Parliamentary Committees, MPs and staff
·         Arrange/support teams to plan the dissemination of hard copy reports and publications
·         Design and liaise with external designers and printers to ensure high quality publications; and to order and oversee printing
·         Perform any other job related tasks requested by the department

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant must hold an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication (majoring in print/publishing); journalism and communication (majoring in print/ publishing) or Arts with Literature and English Language Studies (ELS) studied as subjects from a recognized University/Institution.
·         Good writing, editing, printing and publication skills
·         Working knowledge of publishing, relevant web technologies and applications such as desktop publishing, info-graphics, etc
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills
·         Familiarity with research methods
·         Good report writing skills
·         Good data analysis and interpretation skills
·         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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