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21 September 2016

Camp Manager Job Placement - Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:     Camp Manager
Organisation: Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Operations Manager

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 Camp Manager will provide camp management support to the South Sudanese Refugees Emergency Operations for URCS Response Actions and Projects in Bidi Bidi resettlement site.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Achieve timely and effective implementation of its operation in Bidi Bidi
  • Manage and coordinate all camp management activities and ensure they are implemented according to OPM/UNHCR standards and procedures.
  • Prepare and submit budgets, reports and work plans related to camp management activities and other URCS activities.
  • Offer support with management of any emergency situations in the camp.
  • Manage project monitoring and evaluation and work with staff to ensure that projects meet their objectives and are fully reported on, including assisting with preparation of the weekly report.
  • Oversee and supervise URCS’s WASH and construction activities.
  • Work in liaison with camp committees to ensure effective implementation of all activities in the refugee camp.
  • Ensure that non-food item distribution is conducted smoothly and fairly.
  • Maintain and update security information and data in consultation with OPM and UNHCR, camp committee and implementing partners.
  • Regularly monitor and adhere to URCS and Donor standards and accountability requirements for all resources within the camp.
  • Work closely with UNHCR and OPM in supervising and monitoring refugee movement and resettlement.
  • Lead URCS in all mass meetings, events and commemorations in the refugee camp.
  • Provide strong leadership and clearly outline strategic direction, priorities, objectives and expectations.
  • Ensure constructive collaboration between all of URCS’s work areas: WASH, Shelter and Camp Management, as well as between URCS, local authorities, other NGOs (WASH and Health) and UN agencies.
  • Support the Operations

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for this vacancy should hold a post-graduate degree in Social Science, Sociology, Community Development or a related field.
  • Trainings of added value in; Project planning and management, Emergencies and Relief operations/ Disaster Risk Reduction, Participatory approaches and methodologies, Monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least five years’ experience working in a humanitarian context, preferably in a refugee program
  • Previous leadership experience, with strong management skills
  • Excellent project management skills, including financial, report writing and administration skills
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile environments, especially with refugees
  • Fluency in English both written and verbal
  • Experience and skills in managing resources to optimise results
  • Able to work with a diverse range of people and maintain effective working relationships
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of integrity
  • Excellent time management
  • Good negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Able to use initiative and think strategically
  • Community facilitation 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: or mail via post to: The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 23rd September 2016 by 5.00pm.

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