Socio-Economic/Early Warning and Early Action (EWEA) Specialist Project Manager Careers – 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 Socio-Economic/Early
warning and Early Action (EWEA) Specialist will mainly ensure the project
development and promoting sustainable livelihoods and enhanced socio-economic
services for the target population; Activities will assist in accelerating
progress towards the achievement of the project objectives and MDGs through
improving the living standards of the people targeted by the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee
    and support design, development of the relevant socio-economic, Emergency
    Preparedness and Response Plans and Urban DRR plans and activities of the
  • Support
    and ensuring effective coordination and information sharing on project
    activities with relevant project staff and stakeholders in liaison with
    the Project Manager;
  • Provision
    of technical guidance to relevant counterparts/project staff on
    programmatic and project implementation issues with a view to ensuring
    that effective assistance flows directly to targeted beneficiaries;
  • Ensuring
    needs and community capacity assessments are completed and technical assistance
    is provided effectively.
  • Keenly
    analyze relevant subject specific science based information to generate
    hazard specific decision support products to suit the needs of vulnerable
    sectors such as agriculture, water, energy, etc. for utilization by
    stakeholders at all levels (community, City/Local Governments, Provincial
    and National governments);
  • Analyze
    hazard, vulnerability and risk and potential impacts to vulnerable sectors
    based on subject specific information in order to design appropriate
    climate risk reduction interventions and climate change adaptation
    measures to suit all levels (community, City/Local Government, Provincial
    and National governments);
  • Generate
    / prepare advance hazard specific early warnings, end-to-end EW system
    development and dissemination of relevant information to communities at
    risk as well as to sector specific stakeholders such as agriculture,
    water, energy, etc at all levels;
  • Develop
    Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Concept of Operations (CONOPs),
    Decision Support Systems (DSSs) for effective dissemination of Early
    warnings to communities at risk.
  • Develop
    Climate Risk Management ( CRM) /Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) strategies
    and identification of risk management opportunities to address residual
    risk within different eco-systems to minimize socio-economic effects on
    lives, livelihoods, economic assets and infrastructure;
  • Analyze
    socio-economic and physical vulnerabilities to changing climate and
    climate risk environment, utilizing results from research on historical
    impacts, current adaptation /coping strategies and policy and
    institutional landscape, and changing socio-economic conditions
    (population growth, urbanization, economic growth, consumption trends,
    environmental degradation, etc.);
  • Provide
    resource inputs in development and delivery of training & capacity
    building programs on the subject to enable user institutions and
    communities to translate risk information and apply decision support tools
    for CRM and CCA;
  • Advocate
    for the integration of CRM and/or climate forecast information application
    in development planning process and mainstreaming;
  • Assisting
    in developing strategic approach to achieving program goals and
    sustainability of the CRM and climate risk management programs undertaken
    by Uganda Red Cross Society;
  • Assistance
    in increasing the program outreach through development of new programmes,
    engagement in advocacy, assistance in fund mobilization, enhancement of
    existing partnerships and development of new partnership to increase the
  • Other
    duties and responsibilities as assigned by the IARP Project Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Socio-Economic/Early
    warning and Early Action (EWEA) Specialist job opportunity should
    preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Meteorology,
    Hydrology, Agro-meteorology; Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change
    Adaptation or other related fields from a reputable institute;
  • Post
    Graduate qualification in in the fields of Meteorology, Hydrology, Agro-meteorology;
    Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change Adaptation or other related
    fields from a reputable institute will be an added advantage;
  • Three
    years of hands-on experience in undertaking climate risk
    management/climate change adaptation, early warning system development and
    utilizing climate information to reduce the physical & socio-economic
    impacts to communities and vulnerability of relevant sectors;
  • Experience
    in climate related hazard risk information generation and dissemination to
    vulnerable communities/sectors;
  • Experience
    in design, implementation and management of projects related to climate
    risk management and adaptation to climate change.
  • Knowledge
    in training and capacity building in the above mentioned fields;
  • Demonstrated
    experience in documentation and development of Knowledge management
  • Demonstrated
    experience in Climate related Hazard specific information generation,
    application, translation / interpretation and dissemination to all levels
    including sector specific stakeholders;
  • Proficiency
    in English language, oral and written communication including having a
    demonstrated track record in technical report writing and ability to
    communicate technical matters effectively to general audience;
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills, team-oriented work style, and experience in working
    in a multi-cultural environment.
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
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