Uganda Red Cross Society Research Communications Officer Jobs in Uganda

Uganda Red Cross Society Research Communications Officer Jobs in Uganda


Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Applications from suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited. All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment.

Uganda Red Cross Society, and the International Development Research Centre-Canada has entered into a 36 months’ partnership to deliver on an evidenced approach to Understanding and addressing the Sexual and Reproductive Health needs and challenges of young refugee girls and women in Uganda. This is a comparative study involving 2 Countries of Nigeria and Uganda of which Uganda Red Cross Society is the lead partner for the later.

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.

    Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 4th November, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Uganda Red Cross Society Research Communications Officer Jobs in Uganda

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