Socio-Economic/Early warning and Early Action (EWEA) Officer NGO Careers – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project
Manager– Innovative Approaches in Response Preparedness
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) Officer – Innovative Approaches in Response Preparedness will
ensure that 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 project;
  • 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
  • Ensuring needs and community capacity assessments are completed and
    technical assistance is provided effectively.
  • 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 outreach;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the IARP Project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
    Socio-Economic/Early warning and Early Action (EWEA) Officer – Innovative
    Approaches in Response Preparedness 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 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
  • Demonstrated experience in documentation and development of
    Knowledge management products;
  • 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
  • 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: 9th July 2018 by 5:00pm
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