Red Cross NGO Jobs – Coordinator Public Relations and Resource Mobilization

Organisation: Uganda Red
Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Secretary
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 Coordinator
Public Relations and Resource Mobilization will steer the Red Cross’s initiatives of
development, planning, coordination, and management of all resource
mobilization strategies and implement communications established systems,
public relations by effectively and efficiently sharing of information/communications
and profiling of URCS to promote the National Society image in line with URCS
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Resource Mobilization:
Manage and guide the development of overall URCS
resource mobilization and partnership strategy and implementation frameworks by
researching and analyzing trends, opportunities and relevant information to
inform the development and ongoing implementation of the strategy aiming at
financial sustainability.
Identify fundraising opportunities in line with
organizational planning, preparing applications to charitable trusts,
individual donors, grant making bodies and companies, and managing subsequent
reporting and relationships with funding partners.
Initiate and supervise the development and use of appropriate
fundraising tools (including but not limited to Resource Mobilization kits,
communication tools to  private
individual donors (house appeals, newsletter…), programs funding requirement
documents, partners updates, annual report for donors, articles for URCS
Provide leadership and supervision to the Resource
Mobilization team for all fundraising activities (including private
individuals, corporations and global partners) and monitor compliance of the
Resource Mobilization activities within URCS financial rules and policies.
Identifies training requirements to meet staff development needs to meet
objectives of the Resource Mobilization and Partnership management.
Work closely with the Organization Development
department and programs guide the strategic development of the appropriate
fundraising, marketing and communications capacity of branches to enhance their
resource base and other initiatives which promotes corporate social
responsibility among corporate companies
Public Relations and Communication;
Establish, develop and maintain effective
relationships with the media and ensure timely dissemination of the society
information that positively enhances URCS agenda and relations with both
National and International media fraternity.
Develop and implement strategies that strengthen
relationships with donors and facilitate linkages and communication within URCS
and between URCS partners, Corporations, donors and other stakeholders.
Represents URCS in meetings with key partners to
advocate and promote URCS program goals and objectives, communicate on Society
policies which maintain and strengthen relationships. Represents the Resource
Mobilization Unit at the management Team and serves as focal point for field
Works closely with programs and branches to develop
a creative and effective print and electronic marketing /public awareness
material that utilize personalized stories/testimonials, program outcomes and
engaging images to enhance the red cross brand.
Maintain and uphold URCS’ standards of
documentation, branding and profiling of URCS in line with Strategic priorities
and to deepen URCS’ positioning as a leading actor in the implementation of
disaster and relief services in fighting poverty and vulnerability.
Periodically report, update and communicate to URCS
Partners, donors, board, management, staff, volunteers and the media on the key
humanitarian events and activities being undertaken by URCS.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a masters’ degree in
journalism and or Marketing
Possession of a post-graduate qualification and
trainings in marketing, information science, Journalism, Public Speaking,
Communication monitoring and evaluation, Media management, Project Planning and
At least five years of professional work experience
at the national and international levels with progressively increasing
responsibilities in fundraising with bias in communications.
Significant experience in fundraising with
individual donors and understanding of corporate social responsibility is an
Seven years of relevant public relations management
and marketing experience in a public, humanitarian or private organizations.
Previous work experience with large institutional
donors and funding bodies at international or national humanitarian agency
Excellent track record of success in developing
winning proposals, in partnership with international and national organizations
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to
manage a wide variety of diverse relationships utilizing a collaborative and
consultative approach to communication
Demonstrated creativity and productivity in resource
mobilization, marketing and communications
Confident presentation and public speaking skills
Fluent in English
Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
including well developed proposal and report writing skills (Essential)
Proficient analytical and research skills
Highly developed and effective negotiation and
partnerships management  skills (Desired)
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 Secretary
General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O. Box 494,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 14th September 2015
by 5.00pm.

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