Camp Manager Job Placement – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:     Camp Manager
Organisation: Uganda Red
Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Operations Manager
About US:
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 Camp
Manager will provide camp management support to the South Sudanese Refugees
Emergency Operations for URCS Response Actions and Projects in Bidi Bidi
resettlement site.
Key Duties and
  • Achieve timely and effective
    implementation of its operation in Bidi Bidi
  • Manage and coordinate all camp management
    activities and ensure they are implemented according to OPM/UNHCR
    standards and procedures.
  • Prepare and submit budgets, reports and
    work plans related to camp management activities and other URCS
  • Offer support with management of any
    emergency situations in the camp.
  • Manage project monitoring and evaluation
    and work with staff to ensure that projects meet their objectives and are
    fully reported on, including assisting with preparation of the weekly
  • Oversee and supervise URCS’s WASH and
    construction activities.
  • Work in liaison with camp committees to
    ensure effective implementation of all activities in the refugee camp.
  • Ensure that non-food item distribution is
    conducted smoothly and fairly.
  • Maintain and update security information
    and data in consultation with OPM and UNHCR, camp committee and
    implementing partners.
  • Regularly monitor and adhere to URCS and
    Donor standards and accountability requirements for all resources within
    the camp.
  • Work closely with UNHCR and OPM in
    supervising and monitoring refugee movement and resettlement.
  • Lead URCS in all mass meetings, events and
    commemorations in the refugee camp.
  • Provide strong leadership and clearly
    outline strategic direction, priorities, objectives and expectations.
  • Ensure constructive collaboration between
    all of URCS’s work areas: WASH, Shelter and Camp Management, as well as
    between URCS, local authorities, other NGOs (WASH and Health) and UN
  • Support the Operations
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for this vacancy should hold
    a post-graduate degree in Social Science, Sociology, Community Development
    or a related field.
  • Trainings of added value in; Project
    planning and management, Emergencies and Relief operations/ Disaster Risk
    Reduction, Participatory approaches and methodologies, Monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least five years’ experience working in
    a humanitarian context, preferably in a refugee program
  • Previous leadership experience, with
    strong management skills
  • Excellent project management skills,
    including financial, report writing and administration skills
  • Previous experience working in complex and
    volatile environments, especially with refugees
  • Fluency in English both written and verbal
  • Experience and skills in managing
    resources to optimise results
  • Able to work with a diverse range of
    people and maintain effective working relationships
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of integrity
  • Excellent time management
  • Good negotiation and conflict management
  • Able to use initiative and think
  • Community facilitation 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 here
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: 23rd September
2016 by 5.00pm.

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