Disaster Law Program Manager Employment Opportunity – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:         Disaster
Law Program Manager
Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
Disaster Risk 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
Disaster Law Program Manager will be responsible for leading the Disaster Law
Program (DLP) work at URCS to promote more effective regulation of
international disaster response and the Revision of the Red Cross Act. This
will include consultations and coordination on the potential strengthening of
the global legal framework, and the development of new tools, research projects
and informational products.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate
    and consult with governmental representatives and other stakeholders on
    the potential for strengthening the global legal framework for international
    disaster response cooperation;
  • Coordinate
    and consult with diplomatic, humanitarian and other stakeholders with
    regard to the regulation of international disaster response (IDRL);
  • Support
    the National Society in understanding and developing legal advocacy
    strategies and the implementation thereof in the field of Disaster Law;
  • In
    close collaboration with the Office of the Prime Minister, IFRC and other
    relevant stakeholders, lead and support the revision of the Red Cross Act
    and the development of the disaster law.
  • Undertake
    capacity building of URCS and its stakeholders on legal issues in disaster
    response through the facilitation of trainings and workshops on disaster
    law and legislative advocacy;
  • Provide
    technical assistance to relevant stakeholders on strengthening disaster
  • Support
    the development and implementation of Uganda advocacy and dissemination
    strategies on disaster law;
  • Represent
    URCS in relevant meetings and conferences;
  • Identify
    and build partnerships with experts on disaster law within Uganda and
  • Disseminate
    and support the use of the IDRL guidelines and other relevant disaster law
  • Provide
    URCS in-house legal services.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Disaster Law
    Program Manager job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in law (preferably Ugandan law);
  • Post
    Graduate qualifications in international humanitarian, law and legislative
    draftmanship will be of added advantage;
  • Advanced
    qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant area (Humanitarian
    Policy, Disaster Management)
  • At
    least three years’ experience in legal/academic writing and drafting;
  • Previous
    experience in providing technical assistance in the development of
    legislation, including in developing countries;
  • Experience
    with networking and communicating with different stakeholders such as
    Government, Red Cross / Red Crescent, UN, NGOs and other organizations.
  • Core
    Competencies and knowledge           
  • Sound
    knowledge and understanding of international and national law and
    policy-making processes;
  • Good
    understanding of disaster preparedness and management concepts;
  • Good
    understanding of the global humanitarian legal system;
  • Excellent
    communications skills, both verbal and written
  • High
    level of integrity.
  • Full
    computer literacy with proficiency in the application of all MS Office
    functions, especially Excel ;
  • Excellent
    English communication skills including proven proficiency in drafting
    official letters and other documents;
  • A
    proactive approach to work, the ability to handle multiple tasks and to maintain
    a high quality standard when working under time pressure;
  • A
    mature personality of high integrity with great team working skills, a
    courteous attitude and a clear sense of confidentiality;
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: 5th March 2018 by 5:00pm
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