2 Operations Manager NGO Job Opportunities – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Director
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 Operations Manager will be responsible for providing general operational
oversight of Emergency Operations for URCS Response Actions and Projects in the
implementation area. He will also be accountable for supporting the management
of the population movement and supporting the Uganda Red Cross Society in
leading the ongoing operations in project areas. The Manager will provide
oversight, including leading the programme implementation and support teams,
overseeing timely planning, implementation and reporting, and liaising with
counterparts from Participating National Societies, the ICRC; and external
partners such as UN agencies, NGOs, donors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Achieve timely and effective implementation
    of its operation in the implementation areas;
  • Responsible for initiating effective
    monitoring and reporting mechanisms as part of the Population Movement
  • Responsible for supporting the
    production of timely narrative and financial reports, according to
    URCS/Donor procedures.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and capacity
    building support, as required, to the operations management and technical
    staff of Uganda Red Cross Society.
  • Ensure the application of the strategic
    direction of operations and focusing on achievement of the planned
  • Maintain close reporting and
    communication lines with URCS HQ.
  • Support the URCS operation
    structures/sectors to cooperate, collaborate and consult with key partners
    including Government agencies, UN partners and NGOs, and Movement partners
    to ensure consistency, harmonization and to avoid and duplication of
  • Keenly monitor the implementation of all
    activities as laid out in the plan of action, with particular attention to
    the broader context monitoring of achievement of results.
  • Support the URCS to manage the effective
    and proper use of assets, financial resources and facilities according to
    URCS and donor standard procedures in order to comply with auditing
  • Support the planning and implementation
    of the operation staff task.
  • Ensure SPHERE standards are attained and
    maintained where appropriate.
  • Ensure international and/or national
    WatSan related standards are maintained.
  • Ensure all URCS needs are addressed
    where appropriate
  • Facilitate the documentation of best
    practices and lessons learned from the URCS activities and assist in
    disseminating them to implementing partners.
  • Assure full compliance of operations
    with RC principles, URCS rules, regulations and policies and operational
    strategies of the NS and relevant reference documents and policies
    (Sphere, Do No Harm).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Red
    Cross Society (URCS) Operations Manager job opportunity should preferably
    hold a Post Graduate Degree in Primary Health Care, Community Development,
    Sociology,  Development management
    and Management or/and extensive practical management experience preferably
    in development and humanitarian response programmes;
  • Trainings in; Project planning and
    management, Emergencies and Relief operations/ Disaster Risk Reduction,
    Participatory approaches and methodologies, Monitoring and evaluation.
  • Five years of practical experience in
    Emergency work and disaster preparedness/operations, and development
  • Experience of managing the programme
    cycle, including assessments, project design, proposal and report writing,
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in, and a commitment to, the
    implementation of robust Performance Management and staff capacity
    building and development
  • Excellent communication, people
    management and interpersonal skills in English.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word,
    Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Strong representational and
    communication skills;
  • High level of integrity
  • Strong results orientation, with the
    ability to challenge existing mindsets.
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and
    reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload
    comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • Strong analytical, monitoring and
    evaluation, and report-writing abilities;
  • Technical skills in two or more Key URCS
    sectors – Disaster Management, Health, Livelihoods, WASH, Protection.
  • Strong, demonstrable, financial
    management skills, particularly in budgeting and reporting;
How to Apply:
All candidates who
desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should
send their filled application forms, 
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: 28th May 2018 by 5:00pm
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