Communication Officer Jobs – Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)


Organization: Joint
Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Duty Station: Kampala,

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
  • 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
  • Supporting the efforts of research and grants writing and
  • 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
  • Taking on such other tasks as delegated by the Business Development

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
  • 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

Deadline: 12th July 2019

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