Entry Level Research Officer – Publication Jobs – Parliamentary Commission

Organisation: Parliamentary
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior Research
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
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
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
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
Good writing, editing, printing and publication
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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