Red Cross Society Careers – Officer Dissemination and International Humanitarian Law

Organisation: Uganda Red
Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
Institutional Development and Volunteer Management
About URCS:
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the
International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC is an
International humanitarian institution which has a mandate to protect victims
of international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded, refugees, civilians,
prisoners and other non-combatants.

Job Summary: The Red
Cross Officer Dissemination and International Humanitarian Law will mainly
develop and monitor the implementation of systems for monitoring and evaluating
the development and implementation of all URCS’ IHL & dissemination
projects, documentation, information and knowledge sharing in line with the
department’s mission.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage
    the IHL program and implement and refine the IHL strategy to deepen the
    use of IHL programs amongst URCS members
  • Oversee
    the development and promotion of toolkits and other promotional material
    for URCS Branches for outreach on IHL to agreed stakeholders e.g. schools,
    universities etc.
  • Take
    lead in outreach and dissemination initiatives at the URCS head office and
    build the interest and understanding of IHL as well as the URCS and IFRC
  • Responsible
    for the mobilization, implementation of IHL programs, and accounting for
    donor resources in the IHL unit
  • Identify,
    engage and develop institutional partnership (e.g law schools,
    universities etc.) relevant to the implementation of IHL programs
  • Lead
    and coordinate legal research and analysis of new developments to IHL and
    share changes in practices and developments with relevant stakeholders
  • Develop
    tools  and mechanisms to disseminate IHL initiatives and monitor
    adherence to set IHL standards and operating procedures 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the aforementioned Red Cross job opportunity should
    hold a Bachelor in Law or Mass communication or any another relevant
    discipline.  Masters’ Degree in International Relations, Humanitarian
    Affairs or Public Policy is an added advantage; A Post-graduate
    qualification in Project Planning and Management is desirable; Computer
  • A
    minimum of five or more years’ experience in a related field of
    International Humanitarian Law.
  • Good
    knowledge of; International Humanitarian Law, Programme Development,
    Planning and Budgeting, Resource mobilization, Development of IEC
    materials, Policy Research and advocacy, Documentation, information
    management, and Reporting, Institutional capacity assessment &
  • Excellent
    communication (effective spoken presentation and written reporting
  • Skills
    in Networking & Stakeholder management
  • Excellent
    analytical skills,
  • Training
    and development skills
  • Skills
    in knowledge management, strong inter-personal skills 
How to Apply: 
All candidates who desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent
Movement should send their filled application forms, download
and E-mail to: or
mail via post to: The Interim Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society,
P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: Friday 28th November 2014 by 5.00pm.

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