Branch Manager – Uganda Red Crass Society (URCS)

Uganda Red Crass Society
(URCS)
is the country’s leading
National Humanitarian Organization and member of the International Red Cross
Red Crescent Movement. 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.
Position:          Branch Manager (Two Positions)
Reporting to: Regional
Program Manager
Duty Station: URCS Entebbe and Nebbi Branches
Grade:            
UR 6-1
Duration:       Three Years
Specific responsibilities will
include but not limited to:
·        
Oversees
the design and development of project proposals from community needs assessment
reports; branch planning, budgeting and implementation of activities in line
with the branch plans and URCS Strategic Plan 2011 – 2015.
·        
Works
with the Branch Governing Board (BG B) and Program Managers to support planning
and branch capacity building within the branch.
·        
Develops
and supports the implementation of resource mobilization strategies to address
community vulnerability and branch sustainability in line with the Strategic
Plan. ,
·        
Ensures
that work plans, budgets and reports are drawn to out to guide the
implementation of project/program activities in the branch.
·        
Orients
and ensures adherence to URCS Constitution, policies, procedure and systems at
branch level
·        
Supports,
supervises, reviews,- monitors and appraises performance of Branch Staff and
Volunteers. :
·        
Initiates,
supports and implements strategies for membership and volunteer motivation,
engagement and recruitment.
·        
Ensures proper usage and safe custody of assets and compliance with the National
Society financial manual within the branch.
·        
Approves
and monitors expenditure and accountability of funds in accordance to URCS
standards
·        
Takes
charge of the overall running of the day-to-day activities of the branch;
·        
Represents
the National Society in all networking, operations and other relevant events at
Branch level.
Minimum Qualifications and Working Experience:
·        
University
degree in Primary Health Care, Social Sciences, SWASA, Development Studies or
Education
·        
Training
in Project Management, Community Development, Education, Health, Emergency,
Disaster Management, Conflict Resolution desirable
·        
Minimum
of 2 years relevant working experience in development conflict situations and
emergency response management in an NGO setting
·        
Thorough
understanding and commitment to vulnerable and affected community issues, District
Local Government structures.
·        
Effective
team player with excellent communication skills; Computer literate skills.
How to apply:
Applications with copies of Curriculum Vitae, names of three professional
referees, copies of certified academic certifications, telephone contact should
tie submitted to: The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, P.O. Box
494, Lubaga Road, Plot 551/555, Kampala, Uganda. Closing date for receipt of
the applications is Friday 13th April 2012 at 5.00 pm. Due to large volumes of
applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. If you do not
hear from us within two weeks from the closing date of receipt of applications,
consider your application unsuccessful. Canvassing shall lead to automatic
disqualification

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