Project Manager– Innovative Approaches in Response Preparedness Employment Opportunity – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

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 Project
Manager– Innovative Approaches in Response Preparedness will be responsible for
Innovative Response Preparedness project management, designing URCS-wide
Forecast-based-Financing (FbF) & Cash Transfer Programing (CTP) strategic
frameworks and protocols. He/she will represent the URCS at national
coordination mechanisms. This is headquarter-based position, which dedicates
100% person-time to the Innovative RP program, linking to other EPR
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure
    the coordination and collaboration of the IARP  Project is successfully implemented;
  • To
    connect with other related URCS projects (such as SERA (Canadian RC), PfR2
    and SCSRE 2 as well as Movement partners (PNS, IFRC and ICRC) in order to
    look for synergy, complementarity and learning;
  • Ensure
    timely compilation and submission of quality reports (narrative and
    financial) to NLRC.
  • Oversee
    the programme design and development within the frameworks of the through
    three innovative approaches:
  • Forecast
    based Financing,
  • Cash
    transfer programming in preparedness,
  • Data
  • Oversee
    the development of target communities Emergency Preparedness &
    Response Plans and urban DRR plans.
  • To
    share/promote the Innovative approach and collaborate with (regional)
    organizations and initiatives in Uganda but also in Kenya and Ethiopia
    where a similar project is implemented;
  • Identification
    of gaps in Response Preparedness to enhance the project and discuss with
    URCS and IARP partners on the way forward.
Project Coordination and
technical support:
  • To
    ensure the effective and efficient coordination of the overall IARP  project and address emerging challenges
    in good collaboration with NLRC and URCS (HQ and branch) and other IARP
    partners, aiming at strengthening the capacity of the National Society;
  • To
    provide or arrange technical support as required, in the field of
    contingency planning, stock management, SoPs and other response
    preparedness elements;
  • To
    assure that the overall IARP 
    project in Uganda complies with the agreed standards, budget and
  • Provide
    technical support to the project team, compile and submit quality and
    timely reports;
  • To
    provide technical assistance to URCS HQ and branch in the sound financial
    management of the IARP Program budget;
  • To
    conduct regular monitoring visits and share the report with the Director
    DRM and NLRC Country Representative.
  • To
    provide technical support to URCS HQ and branch for proper identification,
    documentation and sharing of field lessons, success stories, and
  • Other
    duties assigned by his/her supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Project Manager–
    Innovative Approaches in Response Preparedness job opportunity should preferably
    hold a Master’s Degree in Social Science or other relevant field related
    to Emergency preparedness and response and disaster risk management or
    Bachelor’s Degree in these same fields with equivalent of proven work
  • Technical
    expertise on and experience in working with Cash Transfer Programming,
    Forecast based Financing/climate change, data preparedness is a MUST
  • A
    minimum of five years’ experience – for holders of a Master’s Degree and
    10 years’ experience for Bachelor Degree holder in development cooperation
    and extensive field experience, preferable within international
    humanitarian organisations;
  • Previous
    experience in working in consortia as well as in coordination and
    networking with various stakeholders is an advantage;
  • Experience
    with implementation of  projects
    with  Climate Change and Climate
    Adaptation measurements components;
  • Strong
    experience in large scale Project Management, including narrative and
    financial reporting,  financial
    management, budget preparation control;
  • Experience
    in participatory planning and review techniques.
  • High
    level of integrity;
  • Proven
    experience and skills in donor reporting in English;
  • Strong
    capacity building and facilitation skills;
  • Practical
    knowledge of computer skills;
  • Ability
    to work in a challenging environment with a minimum supervision and
    meeting deadlines without compromising qualities;
  • Fluency
    in spoken and written English.
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: 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
For more of the latest jobs,
please visit or
find us on our facebook page

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.