Research Communications Officer Job Careers – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:            Research
Communications Officer
Organisation:
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station:  URCS Headquarters
Reports to:      Manager,
Community Resilience
About US:
The Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS) is the leading humanitarian organization in Uganda. Since its
inception in 1939 as a small women’s emergency organization, URCS has developed
over the years into a formidable well-respected humanitarian agency. In 1941,
it became a branch of the British Red Cross. The URCS was recognised by an
“Act of Parliament in 1964” and admitted as a member of International
Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1965.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Support
URCS in establishing and institutionalization of a research agenda
·        
Conduct
Literature/ document reviews – bringing together academic and practitioner
literature and experiences – are conducted on a range of thematic areas not
limited to SRHR
·        
Support
operationalization of MOUs developed between URCS and partners with a research
component.
·        
Take
lead in preparing executive summaries/briefing papers written for SRHR -related
and policy research reports, and additional editorial support provided
·        
Develop
Research communications products (reports, toolkits, etc.) coordinated from
design through to publication
·        
Work
with teams to deliver on grants application, proposal development with partner
organizations, Partner National Societies and other Donors.
·        
Support
staff and volunteers’ capacities to conduct action research as well as
documenting outcomes and impacts of on-going or past research.
·        
To
build, maintain and develop a strong network of contacts across all relevant
media channels whilst responding to enquiries with speed and accuracy ensuring
that each opportunity is fully maximized.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Education Qualifications
·        
Minimum
Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline with a research component especially in
Public Health, Development Economics, SWASA, Information Technology, Statistics
and or Monitoring and Evaluation or a related field from a reputable
institution will be an added advantage;
·        
Post
Graduate qualification in a discipline with a research component especially in
Public Health, Development Economics or a related field from a reputable
institution will be an added advantage.
·        
Essential
Knowledge and Experience        
·        
Minimum
2 years in the field of research practice and management;
·        
Familiarity
with the broad issues and current debates in international development on SRHR
and research in general.
Essential Skills
·        
High
level of integrity
·        
A team
player who enjoys pitching in when required
·        
Advanced
web research skills, with experience of conducting literature reviews
·        
Understanding
of how to bring together diverse evidence sources
·        
Good
knowledge of digital communications tools and tactics including video, updating
and maintaining web pages, blogger engagement, social networks, search and
digital marketing
·        
Experience
with research communications or similar, and awareness of good practice in
research uptake
·        
Comfortable
working with Twitter/ other social media, MS Office, SharePoint
·        
Attentive
to detail, with good visual presentation skills
·        
Good
organizational and administrative skills
·        
Ability
to deal sensitively and discreetly with people and information
·        
Commitment
to URCS values and principles.
 How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their filled application forms, Download Here, and attach your academic
transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic
transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; vacancies@redcrossug.org or
hand delivered, and or by post to:
The Secretary
General,
Uganda Red Cross
Society,
Plot 551/555 Rubaga
Road,
P.O. Box 494,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
vacancies@redcrossug.org
Deadline: 28th
October 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
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