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
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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
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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: 
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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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