3 Blood Donor Counselor Jobs at Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation: Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Arua, Lira and
Moroto, Uganda
Reports to: Blood Donor
Recruitment Manager
Job Grade: UR 7.1
About URCS:
Red Cross Society (URCS) the leading National Humanitarian Organization in
Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement is
seeking to recruit dynamic, self-motivated individuals to fill the enlisted
positions; following the support received from the Joint Population Program –
financed by DFID through the World Health Organization (WHO) to Uganda Blood
Transfusion Services (UBTS); to establish three new blood collection teams in
Lira, Arua and Moroto Districts. URCS has therefore, been entrusted by UBTS to
contract and jointly implement activities for this program. URCS is an equal
opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment.
Job Summary: The Blood Donor
Counsellor (BDC) is responsible for ensuring efficient and effective
implementation of blood donor counselling activities in the operational area.
He/she will be responsible for the generation of proposals, implementation of
BDR program plans and dissemination of quality information on blood donation
and general URCS information in accordance with the URCS standards and
Key Duties and
  • Works towards the achievement of overall goals
    of the URCS through effective managerial, accountabilities and lateral
  • Prepares and implements annual program work
    plans and budgets.
  • Provides counseling services to blood donors in
    a timely and confidential manner in close collaboration with UBTS.
  • Works with Branch Managers, Community
    Counselors and Volunteers to strengthen Blood Donor Clubs and Club 25 in
    the catchment areas.
  • Initiates, develops and implements new blood
    donor motivation and retention strategies.
  • Develops and strengthens a referral system for
    blood donors in collaboration with partner organizations.
  • Develops resource mobilization initiatives to
    support BDR motivation and retention strategies.
  • Ensures timely submission of regional data,
    activity reports and accountabilities on quarterly and annual basis.
Qualifications, Skills &
  • The candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in Counseling and Guidance, or Community Psychology or its equivalent with
    at least two years of experience in social mobilization and community
    counseling in a voluntary humanitarian intervention;
  • Proven communication and Public Relations
    skills; strong administrative, organizational, interpersonal and computer
  • Demonstrate flexibility to adapt to changing
    requirements; a team builder who is culturally sensitive, excellent
    analytic and dispute settlement skills;
  • Knowledge of local language in the area is an
    added advantage.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified candidates can address applications with curriculum vitae,
names of three professional referees, copies of certified academic documents,
telephone/email contact to: The Interim Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross
Society, P.O. Box 494, Rubaga Road, Plot 551/555, Kampala, Uganda. Due to large
volumes of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted.
Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification
Deadline: 22nd
November, 2013

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