German Red Cross Vacancies – Project Manager Climate Change Adaptation/ Disaster Risk Reduction/ Livelihood

Organisation: German Red Cross
The German Red Cross (GRC) is part of a worldwide
community assisting victims of conflicts and disasters and people affected by
social or health related crises. The Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement provides
vulnerable people with assistance without discrimination as to nationality,
race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions and adheres to the seven
Fundamental Principles of the Movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality,
Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality. The German Red Cross
assists in disaster response, rehabilitation and capacity building projects
internationally on appeals of their sister organisations within the Movement.
 The GRC Project Manager will offer support
in  the fields of CCA/DRR and Livelihood.
The project runs for six years and has the objective to strengthen the
resilience of selected communities and the Red Cross Partner National Society,
the Uganda Red Cross Society in the areas of DRR, CCA, and livelihood. Main
activities are therefore DRR, Construction, Agriculture, Livelihood, Water
& Sanitation, Capacity Building and Networking on various levels.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Comprehensive project
    management of a long-term integrated Climate Change Adaptation/Disaster
    Risk Reduction Project, also covering livelihood and WatSan activities,
    finance and administration management
  • Provide guidance and follow
    up of project team on issues such as community-based DRR (CBDRR), Project
    Cycle Management, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments, Community Action
    Planning, Climate Risk Assessments, and the various livelihood components
  • Works closely with and
    maintain a close working relationship with different government
    departments, scientific institutions (e.g. meteorological offices and
    universities), NGOs and civil society on behalf of GRC, when appropriate,
    to ensure a smooth linkage between German RC, Uganda RC, and other
    organisations on DRR/CCA and livelihood related matters
  • Narrative and financial
    reporting, both for German RC and for the donor Federal Ministry for
    Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Skills and Experience: 
  • Profound working experience
    in the field of Climate Change Adaptation, DRR, Livelihood, and Capacity
    Building among communities and partners (preferably in the region)
  • Past exposure and experience
    in implementing and managing donor funded projects (BMZ experience will be
    an asset)
  • Strong project management
    skills, particularly PCM and participatory methods
  • Possess excellent
    interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively
    and build relationships at all levels, taking into account cultural and
    language differences
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Readiness to work in remote
    areas, and travel a lot
  • Possess the ability to work
    independently and as a team member
  • Possess the ability and
    agreement to adhere to the Red Cross Red Crescent Fundamental Principles
  • Readiness to go on assignment
    without partner
  • Oral and written fluency in
    English, any additional language is of advantage
  • Ability to work effectively
    in multi-cultural environments
  • Excellent physical and mental
    health with the ability to complete a thorough medical screening process
to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates should apply
through the GRC online application system DRK HR net below.  Please indicate Ref. No. 2015 – 010 with your
28th February, 2015
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