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Communication Officer Jobs - Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Job Title:         Communication Officer
Organization: Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Business Development Manager

About US:
Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) is a National Ugandan Organization that was established in 1991 as a Medical Institution and HIV/AIDS Centre of Excellence specializing in Medical Research, Health Care and Training.

Job Summary:  The Communication Officer will be responsible for promoting the visibility of Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC), and Lead the rebranding strategies among others.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assisting in promoting JCRC in the press, liaising with journalists, editing and issuing press releases and arranging media engagements and interviews.
  • Accelerating the visibility of JCRC among its partners, government departments and the general population. 
  • Maintaining new and existing relationships between JCRC, collaborative partners and the outside.
  • Taking the lead with the assistance of ICT in maintaining of the official JCRC website and social media accounts, keeping them up to date, attractive and informative.
  • Being a point of contact for telephone & email enquiries about JCRC.
  • Supporting the efforts of research and grants writing and application.
  • Working closely with the Business Development Manager to undertake worthwhile marketing activity.
  • Sourcing and developing in house and outsourced marketing material, quality images and video to promote JCRC activities.
  • Assisting with an occasional lead on production of publicity materials, including email updates, newsletters, leaflets and posters to promote the work of JCRC.
  • Accounting for money on visits/functions and submitting expense forms in line with expected standards.
  • Minute taking and preparing detailed reports on key meetings and events.
  • Taking on such other tasks as delegated by the Business Development Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) Communication Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in humanities with a bias to Mass Communication.
  • Three to five years of communication working experience with  preferably a medical institution.
  • Must have above-average communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must have proven ability to build relationships with diverse types of people, and be confident in working with very senior people and external parties.
  • Must be exceptionally well organized with experience of working effectively under pressure, to tight deadlines, for long hours, whilst retaining good humour.
  • Must be computer literate, able to use Microsoft, Word and Excel.

How to Apply:
All applications must be addressed to: Director, Finance & Administration, Joint Clinical Research Centre strictly by email:

Note: JCRC is an equal opportunity employer. Any attempts of influencing the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

Deadline: 12th July 2019

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