Jobs at Parliamentary Commission of Uganda – 9 Assistant Editor

Parliament of Uganda
Parliament of Uganda

The Parliamentary Commission of Uganda serves the following functions;

  • To appoint, promote and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding public office in Parliament;
  • To review the terms and conditions of service, standing orders, training and qualifications  of persons holding office in Parliament;
  • To provide a Parliamentary reporting service;
  • To 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
  • To 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 Assistant Editor will transcribe and edit proceedings of Parliament.

Job Tittle: Assistant Editor of Hansard (9)

Organisation: The Parliamentary Commission of Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports To: Senior Assistant Editor of Hansard
Salary Scale: PC 4
Ref: P3/EXT/07/13
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Transcribe audio tapes and carry out a first edit of parliamentary debates in line with laid down Hansard editing guidelines
  • Do verification/clarification of MPs’ speeches
  • Collaborate the Members’ log with transcripts to confirm accuracy
  • Send transcripts for 2nd edit to the Senior Assistant Editor of Hansard
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The applicant should posses an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism and Communication; or Arts with Literature and English Language Studies (ELS) studied as subjects, or Arts with Education, majoring in Literature and English Language Studies (ELS) from a recognized University/Institution
  • Proficiency in transcribing and editing
  • Excellent listening, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Good eye for detail
Age Limit: 21 -27 Years
How to Apply:
All applications should be addressed to the Secretary, Parliamentary Commission, P.O Box 7178 Kampala, Uganda via post or hand delivered to the Parliamentary Registry, Room No. 112, 1st Floor, South Wing, Parliament of Uganda.
All applicants should endeavor to attach recent passport size photographs, Curriculum Vitae. Certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts and indicate two (2) competent referees.
Serving Officers in Government institutions should route their applications through their respective Heads of Departments.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Deadline: Friday, 29th November 2013 at 5:00p.m.
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