3 Red Cross Social Work Job Opportunities – Blood Donor Recruitment Managers

Organisation: Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Arua, Lira and
Moroto, Uganda
Reports to: Regional Program
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
Recruitment Manager is responsible for ensuring efficient and effective
implementation of blood donor recruitment 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
  • Participates in the preparation and
    implementation of the annual program work plan and budgets.
  • Creates awareness, information and education
    about Blood Donor Recruitment in close cooperation with UBTS.
  • Works with URCS 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 resource mobilization initiatives to
    support BDR program.
  • Ensures timely submission of regional data,
    activity reports and accountabilities on quarterly and annual basis. 
Qualifications, Skills &
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Social Work and Administration, Human Resource Management,
    Social Sciences, Development Studies
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in
    social mobilization and community counseling in a voluntary humanitarian
  • Proven communication and Public Relations
    skills; strong administrative, organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal and computer skills.
  • Exhibit 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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