Project Focal Persons – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Red Cross 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 I 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.
Title: Project Focal Persons, Manafwa River
Basin Project (3 Positions)
Grade: UR 7.1
Reports to: Project Manager – MRBP
Location: Bududa, Manalwa and Butaleja Districts Duration: One Year
Job Summary: The Project Focal
Persons will be part of the URCS DM team and be primarily responsible for the
branch level implementation of the Manafwa River basin Program in Bududa,
Manafwa and Butaleja districts supported by the American Red Cross.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Leads the branch level implementation of Manafwa River Basin Project according
    to the project design.

  • Mentors Community groups on project requirements and accomplishments.

  • Generates and submits all timely branch reports in agreed formats.

  • Identifies training needs in the communities and participates in filling any

  • Establishes small-scale local level risk reduction projects and preparedness
    for response measures that strengthens disaster resilience through a community
    lead approaches.

  • Accountable for effective utilization and timely accounting of project

  • Responsible for initiation and drawing of branch level project work plans in
    line with the agreed budgets and activities with AMCROSS.
qualifications and working experience:

  • The person must have a minimum of a diploma in Development Studies, Project
    Planning and Management, M&E or relevant field.
  • Experience in
    specific community managed risk reduction projects.
  • Experience in adult
    education a plus.
  • Knowledge of
    participatory development approaches is essential.
  • Experience in program
    planning and managing budgets is an added value.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills, sensitive to diversity, flexible and
    adaptable with strong analytical skills, computer literate, guiding risk
    assessments, ability to work under pressure with limited supervision, team
    player, result oriented with a passion for humanitarian work.
to apply:
Applications with
copies of Curriculum Vitae, names of three professional referees, copies of
certified academic certifications, telephone contact should be submitted to:
The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, P.O. Box 494, Rubaga Road Plot
551/555, Kampala, Uganda. Closing date for receipt of the applications is Friday 15th June 2012 at 5.00 pm. Due
to large volumes of applications; only short listed candidates shall be
contacted. If you do not hear fin 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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