4 Fresher Assistant Officer – Emergency Preparedness, Response and Safer Access NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)


Job Title:    Assistant Officer – Emergency
Preparedness, Response and Safer Access (4 Fresher Jobs)

Organization: Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Duty Station: Central, East, North and West, Uganda


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
Assistant Officer – Emergency Preparedness, Response and Safer Access will be
responsible for implementation of emergency preparedness, response programmes
and safer access while ensuring high quality implementation, building and
maintaining sound relationships with key stakeholders and strengthening Red
Cross Action Teams in the respective regions.


Within the framework of the URCS policies and procedures and in
accordance with Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement, the position
holder will facilitate the implementation of activities related to Safer Access
Framework (SAF) through mainstreaming the concept into all URCS humanitarian
interventions. The post-holder works with partners at national, district levels
and Uganda Red Cross branches to ensure emergency preparedness, response and
Safer Access is within and coordinated effectively in line with Uganda Red
Cross 2021-2025 strategy and humanitarian policies.


Key Duties and

  • Ensure effective and efficient timely
    humanitarian response mechanisms are adhered to in line with Disaster
    Management: strategy, policy, Standard Operating Procedures and Emergency
    Response Protocols;
  • Management of the day to day management
    emergency preparedness and response programme, assigned work plan, project
    budget and DREF budgets in liaison with the EPR AND Safer Access manager
    including, proposal development, project reporting, monitoring, advocacy,
    research and policy work and, representing Uganda Red Cross at approved
  • Implement an appropriate Red Cross
    Action Team Quality Standards, Scale down to Red Cross Action Teams the
    best practices in evidence, documentation and innovation initiatives of
    the department including capacity building of the Red Cross Action Teams
    and branch managers;
  • Direct implementation of Emergency
    Response Humanitarian Actions in line with the Disaster Management policy
    and strategy framework, Standard Operating Procedures, Emergency Response protocols
    and Safer Access Framework objectives district and branch level in the
  • Be focal person to assist Disaster
    Management disseminate the objectives of each of the eight elements of the
    URCS Safer Access Framework within the region for all URCS humanitarian
  • Conduct security incident mapping and
    analysis to inform a national threat assessment and conduct risk
    management studies to enhance the security of the National Society
    operations at district and branch levels;
  • Establish and maintain a periodic and
    specific incident reporting system to the EPR and Safer Access Manager for
    the National Society based on recognized Movement models;
  • Provide relevant technical support in
    the application of SAF at the district and branch level for governance,
    branch management, project officers and RED Cross Action Teams and other
    Movement partners based on the National Society needs and priorities;
  • Reflect the needs of different
    humanitarian audiences, adapting style, media, timing and pace to
    communicate effectively with field staff and volunteers;
  • Accept accountability for the effective
    use of Uganda Red Cross resources;
  • Manage resources and workloads to ensure
    your own programme and others’ goals are achieved.


Qualifications, Skills and

  • The applicant for the Uganda Red Cross
    Assistant Officer – Emergency Preparedness, Response and Safer Access job
    must hold a  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, SWASA and
    other humanitarian studies, Health Emergencies;
  • Mandatory certificate in Essentials of
    Disaster Management (Sphere Standards, Core Humanitarian Standards), Peace
    and Security or other related field;
  • Training in Relief distribution,
    Shelter, Gender in Emergency, Disaster Risk Reduction, as well as
    Participatory approaches and methodologies is essential;
  • One year of experience managing
    emergency preparedness, relief, rehabilitation and recovery programmes;
  • Experience of advocacy on development
    and humanitarian issues;
  • Demonstrable understanding of safety
    & security contexts and ways to reduce personnel security risks;
  • Knowledge of Red Cross Movement will be
    of added advantage
  • High level of integrity;
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle and
    possession of a valid rider’s permit is a MUST;
  • Very good interpersonal skills and
    cultural and politico-social sensitivity is preferable;
  • Good leadership skills and ability to
    work on own initiative and to solve problems;
  • Innovative thinking and analytical
  • Strong demonstrated skills working with
    external partners and bringing several stakeholders together for a common
  • Working, at times, under tight
  • Proven ability to coach and mentor
    others to develop specific knowledge and skills, with a positive attitude
    towards learning & sharing;
  • Knowledge and experience of security in
    a humanitarian environment;
  • Strong and proven communication and
    negotiation skills;
  • Effective spoken and written English,
    Kiswahili and other widely spoken local Languages;
  • Experience of public speaking and/or
    working with the media;
  • Recognize and value differences in people;
    be ready to challenge assumptions, beliefs or attitudes in self or others.


How to Apply:

Please send your filled application form, Download
 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 General,

Uganda Red Cross Society,

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,

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 establishment.


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


Deadline: 15th February


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