14 Restoration of Family Links (RFL) Focal Person Job Placements – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Nakivale; Oruchinga; Bidi Bidi; Kiryadongo; Kyaka II; Kyangwali; Lamwo;
Adjumani; Moyo; Rhino; Ivempi; Rwamwanja; Kisoro, Uganda
Reports to: Branch
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
Restoration of Family Links (RFL) Focal Person will be responsible for
implementation of the RFL Programme in the respective Refugee
Settlements/Branch Offices. The position will also be responsible for
supervising the volunteer RFL Assistants in the Refugee Settlements/Branch
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare
    and submit personal work plans for activities to the RFL Programme
    Management and Branch Manager;
  • Ensure
    that clients requesting for Red Cross Restoring Family Links Services are
    adequately informed about the existing services;
  • Prepare
    and submit to the RFL Programme Management and Branch management updates
    and other situational information arising from the settlement;
  • Ensure
    that the different RFL services are available for clients who need the
  • Ensure
    that the RFL phone services are available for clients in need;
  • Ensure
    that the RFL phone service is well monitored and guidelines adhered to;
  • With
    support of the URCS teams, conduct RFL dissemination to targeted
  • Receive,
    collect and deliver Red Cross Messages (RCMs) within the Settlement or
    where requested outside of the settlement;
  • With
    notice of the Programme Management, participate at only Child protection
    meetings at settlement level;
  • Submit
    weekly statistics to the Programme Officer and Branch manager for internal
    reporting and a detailed report at the end of the month;
  • Regularly
    follow up all existing RFL caseloads within the Settlement;
  • Update
    the individual RFL activity monitoring tools at the settlement level;
  • Identify
    and conduct registration and follow up of Unaccompanied Minors;
  • Provide
    psycho-social support to clients seeking RFL services;
  • Ensure
    proper and safe custody for all assets received for the discharge of RFL
  • Carry
    out emergency tracing services whenever called upon;
  • Handle
    other duties as assigned by the RFL Programme Management or Branch Manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Restoration of
    Family Links (RFL) Focal Person job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Social Sciences, Education, Organizational Psychology, Human
    Resource Management,  Law or a
    related field from a reputable institute or a Diploma
  • Three
    years’ experience in Restoration of Family Links
  • Knowledge
    of the local languages in the communities of operation is an asset to the
    potential candidates;
  • Knowledge
    and experience of at 6 months in Restoration of Family Links is an added
  • High
    level of integrity;
  • Knowledge
    of Computer packages like word, Excel, PowerPoint is a MUST;
  • Report
    writing and time management is essential for the applicants;
  • Planning
    and organizational skills
  • People
    management skills – team building and delegation;
  • Diplomacy
    and Confidentiality;
  • Experience
    of public speaking and/or working with the media.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to
join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should send their
filled application forms, download
 and E-mail to:
vacancies@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: 22nd January 2018 by 5:00pm
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