Project Manager, Food Security and Livelihoods NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)


Job Title:    Project Manager, Food
Security and Livelihoods

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 Project Manager, Food Security and
Livelihoods  will provide strategic and
operational leadership to develop and implement a successful programme in line
with URCS country strategy 2021-2025. The PM will ensure adherence to overall
technical and programmatic quality in implementation, compliance with URCS and
GRC/donor rules, logistics and financial process/regulations. In addition,
timely submission of all deliverables to URCS and GRC, including annual work
plans, monitoring plans and regular project reports as required.


The PM works in
close coordination with German Red Cross (GRC) country team and URCS field
programme team, Finance, Human Resource and Supply Chain Management, senior
staff, as well as technical staff to ensure effective programmatic and
operational project implementation. The PM works as a lead role on all GRC/URCS
partnership projects in Uganda for planning, implementation, reporting, team
capacity building, developing various guidelines and SoPS, and stakeholder


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Lead in providing technical support to the programme, especially in
    food security and livelihoods (FSL);
  • Provide leadership in developing and implementing timely, quality
    quarterly and annual implementation plans and budgets;
  • Ensure Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) in all
    GRC/URCS’s ongoing projects;
  • Take the lead role on behalf of URCS for project management of all
    GRC/URCS partnership projects;
  • Support project implementation, team communication and coordination
    with various teams, URCS different departments and GRC country team;
  • Provide lead support for planning, monitoring and reporting required
    as per URCS and donor reporting requirements;
  • Take the lead role for developing project implementation guidelines,
    SoPs, concept notes and data tracking for the GRC/URCS project team;
  • Ensure project activities and outputs are implemented in a timely
  • Together with the M&E officer, be responsible for monitoring the
    impact of ongoing GRC/URCS projects, and promoting learning through
    documentation of best practices of projects and adjustment of activities
    in response (adaptive management);
  • Actively support and follow-up to ensure that financial
    tracking/reporting, procurement process, inventory record and distribution
    requirements of materials and equipment are initiated on time and in
    accordance with URCS procedures;
  • Lead the coordination, management and motivation of the program team
    through ensuring that they have clear objectives and individual work plans
    as part of performance management and give constructive feedback on their
  • Prepare, submit and disseminate quality annual, periodic reports
    (both narrative and Financial) as per donor requirements and project
    reporting time line;
  • In consultation with the Manager-Community Resilience, actively
    represent URCS in field and national level external sector forums, networks,
    coordination meetings and events as required;
  • Assist the URCS Disaster Risk Management Department in the
    identification of new project opportunities and emergency responses which
    require URCS intervention;
  • Perform any other duties that might be assigned by the Line Manager.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the Uganda Red Cross Society Project Manager, Food
    Security and Livelihoods job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Agriculture, Food Security, Natural Resource Management, or related field
    from a reputable institution;
  • Post Graduate Degree in Agriculture, Food Security, Development
    Management, Natural Resource Management or related field  from a reputable institution is
  • Training in humanitarian standards and approaches (including SPHERE,
    Core Humanitarian Standards and cash based programming).
  • Three years of hands-on experience in Food Security and Livelihoods
    Programming in Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Response;
  • Proven experience in the management of multi-donor funded projects;
  • Good knowledge of food security, market assessment tools, WASH
    programming and project management
  • 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;
  • Experience or familiarity with Red Cross/Red Crescent and
    humanitarian sector values and principles.
  • 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 &
  • Willingness and ability to work in emergency situations and under
  • Strong and proven communication and negotiation skills;
  • 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, 
 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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