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

Job Title:            Research
Communications Officer
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: 
URCS in establishing and institutionalization of a research agenda
Literature/ document reviews – bringing together academic and practitioner
literature and experiences – are conducted on a range of thematic areas not
limited to SRHR
operationalization of MOUs developed between URCS and partners with a research
lead in preparing executive summaries/briefing papers written for SRHR -related
and policy research reports, and additional editorial support provided
Research communications products (reports, toolkits, etc.) coordinated from
design through to publication
with teams to deliver on grants application, proposal development with partner
organizations, Partner National Societies and other Donors.
staff and volunteers’ capacities to conduct action research as well as
documenting outcomes and impacts of on-going or past research.
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
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;
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.
Knowledge and Experience        
2 years in the field of research practice and management;
with the broad issues and current debates in international development on SRHR
and research in general.
Essential Skills
level of integrity
A team
player who enjoys pitching in when required
web research skills, with experience of conducting literature reviews
of how to bring together diverse evidence sources
knowledge of digital communications tools and tactics including video, updating
and maintaining web pages, blogger engagement, social networks, search and
digital marketing
with research communications or similar, and awareness of good practice in
research uptake
working with Twitter/ other social media, MS Office, SharePoint
to detail, with good visual presentation skills
organizational and administrative skills
to deal sensitively and discreetly with people and information
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; or
hand delivered, and or by post to:
The Secretary
Uganda Red Cross
Plot 551/555 Rubaga
P.O. Box 494,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: 28th
October 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
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