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: 
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Edit research reports and publications planning,
production and dissemination
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The incumbent will coordinate and support peer
reviews and editorials in the department
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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
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Ensure copies for publication meet applicable
editorial/publishing requirements and deadlines
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Write, edit and proof read a range of reports
and products of the department
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Prepare and submit research reports and brief to
Parliamentary Committees, MPs and staff
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Arrange/support teams to plan the dissemination
of hard copy reports and publications
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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: 
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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.
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Good writing, editing, printing and publication
skills
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Working knowledge of publishing, relevant web
technologies and applications such as desktop publishing, info-graphics, etc
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Excellent written and oral communication skills
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Familiarity with research methods
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Good report writing skills
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Good data analysis and interpretation skills
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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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