Manager – Emergency Preparedness, Response and Safer Access NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)


Job Title:    Manager – Emergency
Preparedness, Response and Safer Access

Organization: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)

Duty Station:
Kampala, 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
Manager- Emergency Preparedness Response and Safer Access will be responsible
to energise, develop and manage emergency preparedness and response programmes
and safer access while ensuring high quality implementation, building and
maintaining sound relationships with key stakeholders and Red Cross Action
Teams. The post-holder works with partners and Uganda Red Cross branches to
ensure emergency preparedness and response is coordinated effectively in line
with Uganda Red Cross 2017-2020 strategy and humanitarian policies.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • To take responsibility for the development, management, and
    coordination of Uganda Red Cross preparedness and response strategy;
  • To be responsible for day to day management of the emergency
    preparedness and response programme, the rolling plan, budget management,
    liaison with all partners including, proposal development, project
    reporting, monitoring, advocacy, research and policy work and,
    representing Uganda Red Cross at approved platforms;
  • To be responsible for supporting the capacity development of Uganda
    Red Cross, local and national partners to respond to emerging and
    re-emerging humanitarian crises;
  • Work with relevant departments, programmes and partners to develop
    Emergency Response and Preparedness skills for Red Cross Action Teams in
    priority branches, IDP/Refugee Camps;
  • Design 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 the
    U-Report, and Communication for Development (C4D). Initiate and support
    the department in financing mechanisms from proposal development, mapping
    out donors and key linkages locally, nationally and internationally;
  • Manage teams or lead projects supportively, involving others in
    discussing how to take work forward, helping staff and volunteers feel
    part of the team and treating everyone equally;
  • Influence others to develop shared understanding and work
    cooperatively and collaboratively towards common goals where there are
    different personal or organisational agendas;
  • Develop and maintain new relationships with individuals and
    organisations, academic institutions to further Uganda Red Cross aims;
  • Recognise and value differences in people; be ready to challenge
    assumptions, beliefs or attitudes in self or others;
  • Manage expectations and adhere to what’s agreed, by doing what you
    say you’re going to do;
  • 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
  • Manage resources and workloads to ensure your own programme and
    others’ goals are achieved.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the Uganda Red Cross Society Manager – Emergency
    Preparedness, Response and Safer Access job must hold a Post Graduate
    Degree in Public Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, Disaster Management or
    a related field from a reputable institution.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, SWASA or Health Emergencies;
  • Training in emergencies and Relief operations/ Disaster Risk
    Reduction, as well as Participatory approaches and methodologies is
  • Three years of experience managing emergency preparedness, relief,
    rehabilitation and recovery programmes;
  • Proven experience in the management of multi-donor funded projects;
  • Experience of advocacy on development and humanitarian issues.
  • Knowledge of global development issues, including policy and
    advocacy topics, community resilience and familiarity with emergency
    problems relevant humanitarian effectiveness.
  • Knowledge and experience of capacity building tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of SPHERE and Core Humanitarian Standards
  • Knowledge of protection, gender and the livelihoods approaches in
    relief and recovery.
  • High level of integrity;
  • Pro-active in responding to changes in context and in communicating
    with internal colleagues and external stakeholders
  • Strong skills in team/institutional capacity building, facilitation
    and collaborative problem solving approaches;
  • Excellent diplomatic and relationship building skills;
  • Very good interpersonal skills and cultural and politico-social
    sensitivity is preferable;
  • Good organizational, administrative and logistical skills;
  • Good leadership skills and ability to work on own initiative and to
    solve problems;
  • Able to manage both HQ and field teams dispersed across multiple
  • Innovative thinking and analytical ability;
  • Strong demonstrated skills working with external partners and
    bringing several stakeholders together for a common goal;
  • Working, at times, under tight deadlines;
  • Proven ability to coach and mentor others to develop specific
    knowledge and skills, with a positive attitude towards learning &


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.




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: 15th February 2021


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