2 Emergency Preparedness & Response (EPR) Focal Person Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)


Job Title:     Emergency Preparedness &
Response (EPR) Focal Person (2 Fresher Jobs)

Organization: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)

Duty Station:
Arua Branch (Arua, Madi-Okolo & Terego Districts) Kitgum Branch (Lamwo
District), Uganda

Reports to: Branch


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.


Job Summary:   The Emergency Preparedness & Response
(EPR) Focal Person will support the Branch Manager to handle day-to-day
operations on the ECHO-funded Disaster Preparedness and Response and early
recovery actions implemented in consortium by Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS),
DanChurchAid (DCA), Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD), Civil
Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) and respective District Disaster
Management Committees (DDMCs).The EPR FP will monitor early warnings for
floods, drought, wild fires, disease outbreaks, refugee influx, and other
hazards threatening the districts. The EPR Focal Person will support emergency
response actions by assisting with recruitment, training and deployment of Red
Cross Action Teams (RCATs) and other emergency response volunteers, as well as
participating in District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) and consortium
partner agency coordination mechanisms, supporting consortium project
implementation and compiling reports.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support URCS Arua Branch Manager in the emergency coordination,
    post-disaster evaluation and response mechanisms and activities;
  • In collaboration with Arua, Terego and Madi-Okolo DDMCs, conduct
    emergency needs assessments, and evaluation of relief requirements in
    communities affected by natural or manmade calamities, including
    participation in Inter-Agency assessment activities;
  • Provide ongoing operational support to the Disaster Preparedness
    & Response activities of the URCS, DCA, CEFORD and CSBAG consortium in
    Arua, including development of district disaster contingency plans,
    planning and running simulation exercises, profiling and disseminating
    floods early warning systems, facilitating emergency response actions
    through distribution of core relief items, Cash and Voucher Assistance
    (CVA) etc;    
  • Collect, synthesize, analyze and disseminate emergency information
    and the collaborative humanitarian response efforts of URCS and consortium
  • Collaborate with District Local Governments officers, consortium
    partners and other emergency responders in the areas of operation to
    develop contingency plans, adopt and implement emergency operations
    guidelines and activities;
  • Analyze requests for emergency assistance from DDMCs, align with
    trigger thresholds of respective contingency plans, formulate emergency
    actions and advise of activation of crisis modifier support to contribute
    towards the contingency actions;
  • Lead on the implementation of emergency activities (i.e. formulation
    of relief distribution plans, recruitment of local volunteers, beneficiary
    registration, and liaison with implementing partners, preparation of
    activity reports, mid-term and final reporting, among others);
  • Monitor and profile hazards developments in disaster-prone areas
    within the operational districts;
  • Support DDMCs’ response preparedness efforts through regular
    disaster monitoring and issuing notifications/monitoring updates based on
    available scientific and traditional early warning systems;
  • Deploy as necessary to provide direct support to emergency response
  • Provide capacity building to URCS volunteers and to stakeholders on
    emergency needs assessment, community contingency planning, relief management,
    post-distribution monitoring, emergency coordination and recovery actions;
  • Liaise with consortium partners’ technical officers in the district
    and Sub-regional offices and HQ to ensure technical quality in the DP
    project activities and emergency response actions;
  • Contribute to the promotion of a positive corporate image and
    overall credibility of the URCS; notably through the strict application of
    and adherence to the seven fundamental principles of the Red Cross
    movement, and humanitarian Code of Conduct;
  • Assist in mobilization of resources for response through liaison
    with local donors’ representations and corporate bodies as required;
  • Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities
    listed above are representative of the nature and levels of work assigned
    and are not necessarily all- inclusive.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Public Health, Agriculture,
    Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Development studies or a related
    field to Humanitarian Assistance BUT with 3 years of related work
    experience implementing emergency projects;
  • Relevant training and practical skills in conducting Emergency Needs
    Assessment, Contingency planning, Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and
    Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) will be an added advantage.
  • Experience and high competence in liaising with Government
    authorities, NGOs and other humanitarian staff will be an added advantage
  • High level of integrity;
  • Ability to work under pressure, long work hours, and high workload.
  • Ability to independently organize work and prioritize tasks.
  • Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


How to Apply:

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 or hand delivered, and or
by post to:

The Secretary

Uganda Red Cross

Plot 551/555 Rubaga

P.O. Box 494,
Kampala, Uganda.


Email: vacancies@redcrossug.org


Applications from
suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are
hereby invited. All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS
is an equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its


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


Deadline: 28th September 2020


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