Project Manager – IARP Job Careers – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:       Project Manager – IARP

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS

Duty Station:  Headquarters, Uganda

Grade:             UR 4

Reports to:   NLRC Country Representative for the IARP
Project and Secretary General for the mobilization for Grants acquisition

About US:

Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and
a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.


The Netherlands Red
Cross (NLRC) has been working with URCS in Uganda since 2003 on a shared vision
of alleviating and preventing human suffering which was further reaffirmed in
the ongoing joint partnership agreement arrangements.

Job Summary:  The role of the Project Manager for the
Innovative Approaches in Response Preparedness Project (IARP) will be to
provide overall technical and programmatic oversight to the IARP Project and
coordinate scanning for Grants in support of URCS programmatic funding.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Primarily provide oversight to URCS Project
Manager: proper planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
and reporting of the Innovative approaches to response preparedness project
(funded by IKEA foundation);

·       Prepare the IARP country plan and budget
closely with URCS Project Manager and with the relevant advisor of NLRC;

·       Facilitate regular communication with URCS
about donor specific regulations, and internal policies and procedures;

·       Review project progress together with URCS
Project Manager, ensuring the tracking of project progress against targets, and
reviewing quarterly program reports and financial reports with senior

·       Provide accurate and up to date information
to the NLRC country representative and NLRC HQ regarding progress and

·       Follow and facilitate continuous learning
from past project experiences from other NS and RC partners (PNSs, IFRC, RCCC,
ICRC) where relevant for URCS and for the project;

·       Provide guidance and capacity building of
URCS IARP staff involved in the project (financial management, grant
management, among others) and facilitate continuous learning through collection
and dissemination of lessons learnt and best practice, and development and
delivery of relevant training and mentoring to the URCS;

·       Work closely with the technical partners
(Climate Centre, 510 and Kenya Red Cross who provide technical guidance for the
3 project pillars (Forecast Based Financing, Data Preparedness and Cash

·       Scouting for resource mobilization
opportunities- donor engagements, scanning for funding opportunities, guiding
proposal writing etc.;

·       Support in preparing project proposals and
other new business proposals;

·       Reviewing, preparing and managing project
contracts/agreements and advising SG on the same;

·       Conduct research on prospective donors to
identify and evaluate current needs and assembles materials needed for the

·       Work towards the achievement of URCS and NLRC
goals in Uganda through effective managerial and lateral relations and

·       Support a well-coordinated and complementary
Movement approach;

·       Represent the NLRC and URCS where necessary;

·       Perform other work related duties and
responsibilities as may be assigned by the supervisor;

·       To uphold the Fundamental Principles of the
Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and comply with the Code of Conduct and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal applicant must hold a  Master’s Degree in Economics and or Planning
or a related field from a reputable institution;

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, SWASA,
Disaster Management, Environment Studies, Climate Change studies or relevant
field related to Emergency Preparedness and Response and Disaster Risk
Management from a reputable institution;

·       At least four years of relevant work
experience in at least two or all of the following roles:

·       Project Planning, Management and Coordination
experience with international donors at a senior level including at least 3
years in developing country contexts;

·        Experience in scanning for resource
mobilization and donor funding mobilization.

·       At least experience in Forecast based
financing, Data preparedness and Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) is desirable.

·       Essential 

·       Strong leadership, team building,
negotiating, influencing and relationship building skills.

·       Project management experience with a priority
given to those who can demonstrate analytical, planning, monitoring and
reporting skills.

·       Comfortable working autonomously and across
multiple tasks and reporting into different project working teams and staff

·       Ability to work with a broad range of people
including donors, Board members, colleagues

·       Fluent written and spoken English.

·       High Levels of integrity

·       Ability to manage complex and highly
confidential information

·       A high degree of personal organisation and

·       Ability to think proactively and laterally to
maximise opportunities to promote the work of the organisation

·       Exceptional written and verbal communication

·       Experience working as part of a multicultural

·       Cultural sensitivity

·       Results oriented

·       Planning, monitoring and reporting

How to Apply:

All suitable
candidates please send your filled application form at the link below

Click Here

Attach your academic
transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic
transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to: or hand
delivered, and or by post to:

Please send your
filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates.
The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed
to; or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary

Uganda Red Cross

Plot 551/555 Rubaga

P.O. Box 494,
Kampala, Uganda.


Due to large volumes
of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing
shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Deadline: 6th April 2020 at 5:00 pm

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