Project Manager – 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 Manager – Manafwa River Basin
(1 Position)
Grade: UR5.1
Reports to: Senior Program Manager,
Disaster Risk Reduction
Location: Mbale
Duration: Three Years
The Project Manager
will be part of the URCS Disaster Management (DM) and Organizational
Development (OD) team, primarily responsible for the field level implementation
support of the Manafwa River Basin Program in Bududa, Manafwa and Butaleja
districts supported by American Red Cross (AMCROSS).
Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Supports the development of project work plans with clear work breakdown
    structures and in line with URCS Strategic Plan and planning guidelines.

  • Facilitates the team through the establishment of small-scale local level risk
    reduction projects and preparedness for response measures that strengthen
    disaster resilience through a community lead approaches.

  • Accountable for the effective utilization and timely accounting of project

  • Generates and compiles project reports in accordance with URCS standards and
    donor requirements.

  • Provides guidance to community groups during the project planning and
    management cycle; ensures linkages with stakeholders and assists in the
    development of M&E protocols.

  • Checks and formulates appropriate risk reduction project interventions, ensures
    avoidance of mal-adaptation and guidance through planning and implementation.

  • Guides the team in the development and implementation of DRR and M&E
    strategies and Strengthens M&E technical capacities in the region and
qualifications and working experience:

  • The person must have a Bachelor’s Degree/higher education in M&E, Project
    Planning and Management.
  • At least 3 – 5 years
    experience in active M&E and project management preferably in a
    humanitarian organisation.
  • Experience of working
    on community managed risk reduction projects in rural areas is an added
  • Experience in adult
    education is a plus.
  • Knowledge of
    participatory development approaches.
  • Experience in program
    planning and managing budgets is essential with USAID experience an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal
    and” communication skills, sensitive to diversity, flexible and adaptable with
    strong analytical skills, computer literate, guiding baseline and other risk
    assessments, ability to work under pressure with limited supervision, team
    player, result oriented.
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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