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Dissemination Officer NGO Jobs - Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:     Dissemination Officer  
Organisation: Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Coordinator Organisation Development & Volunteer Management

About US:
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading national humanitarian organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC is an International humanitarian institution which has a mandate to protect victims of international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded, refugees, civilians, prisoners and other non-combatants.

Job Summary: The Dissemination Officer will review and implement the URCS dissemination strategy and coordinate a range of dissemination and communication tools (including lessons-learned, success stories, policy briefs, ‘brown-bag’ events and national and district-level end-of-project events.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Manage the dissemination program and implement and refine the membership recruitment and dissemination strategy to deepen the use of dissemination amongst URCS members.
  • Oversee the development and promotion of toolkits and other promotional material for URCS Branches for outreach on dissemination and membership recruitment to agreed stakeholders e.g. schools, universities etc.
  • Develop, implement and monitor the youth and volunteer membership management schemes in line with the department’s mission.
  • Develop and implement the recruitment and retention plan for youth, volunteers and members.
  • Providing support to branches to identify and prepare youth and volunteer programmes.
  • Take lead in outreach and dissemination initiatives at the URCS head office and build the interest and understanding of IHL as well as the URCS and IFRC principles
  • Manage the mobilization, implementation of Dissemination programs, and accounting for donor resources.
  • Identify, engage and develop institutional partnership (e.g law schools, universities etc.) relevant to the implementation of dissemination programs.
  • Lead and coordinate legal research and analysis of new developments to IHL and share changes in practices and developments with relevant stakeholders (URCS)
  • Develop tools and mechanisms to conduct dissemination and IHL initiatives as well as monitoring adherence to set dissemination standards and operating procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor in Law or Mass communication or any another related discipline.
  • Possession of a Post-graduate qualification in Project Planning and Management is desirable.
  • Masters’ Degree in International Relations, Humanitarian Affairs or Public Policy is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in the related field.
  • Good knowledge of International Humanitarian Law
  • Broad knowledge of Programme Development
  • Good planning and budgeting skills
  • Good resource mobilization skills
  • Good knowledge of the development of IEC materials
  • Broad knowledge in policy research and advocacy
  • Good documentation, information management, and reporting skills
  • Institutional capacity assessment & development
  • Public relations/Public speaking
  • Excellent communication (effective spoken presentation and written reporting abilities)
  • Networking & Stakeholder management
  • Good analytical skills
  • Training and development
  • Knowledge management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should send their filled application forms, download here and E-mail to: sgurcs@redcrossug.org or mail via post to: The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 1st August 2016 


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