Manager – Community Resilience Job Vacancy – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation: Uganda Red
Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
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 Manager – Community Resilience  will oversee the implementation of, and
accounting for all CR initiatives (including livelihoods, IGAs, social
reintegration economic viability initiatives, monitoring rights violations) in
collaboration with relevant URCS stakeholders (communities, volunteer networks,
medical service providers, schools local administrators, etc.)
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will implement and
    participate in the planning, program development, review/ evaluation and
    reporting processes for the Community Resilience initiatives in line with
    URCS/Red Cross DRR strategy and departmental plans;
  • Identify and implement initiatives that
    integrate and mainstream Community Resilience Initiatives into other
    programs (e.g. into Health Services, Disaster Preparedness and social/com
  • Prepare periodic program performance
    reports in the area of Community Resilience as well as relevant
    communication to both internal and external stakeholders of URCS in line
    with URCS’ reporting standards and communications policy;
  • Actively participate in writing
    fundraising proposals for Community Resilience initiatives in the
    department in line with the URCS’ fundraising strategy ;
  • Identify strategic partners to network
    with and build alliances with partners and donors related to community
    resilience in line with organizational strategies and policies;
  • Supervise, motivate, appraise staff in the
    Unit and build the capacity of the staff in line with the URCS strategy
    and policies;
  • Identify, plan for and implement capacity
    building and knowledge generation/transfer for URCS and its partners and
    lead the generation, storage and access to knowledge on community
    resilience in line with the URCS Strategy;
  • Develop and share relevant
    communication/materials that enable URCS be positioned as the partner of
    choice in the delivery of community resilience initiatives in Uganda with
    partners and donors;
  • Take part in relevant meetings at the
    national and policy levels to advance URCS’ visibility and contribution to
    Community Resilience as assigned by the line manager;
  • Effectively manage the performance of the
    team as a whole and individually, ensuring expectations and goals are
    clear and communicated to all team members;
  • Undertake effective performance management
    of relevant program staff members;
  • Ensure the effective appointment,
    training, capacity building, deployment, management support for team;
  • Build collaborative and constructive
    relationships with all management and staff within Uganda Red Cross to
    achieve beneficial outcomes;
  • Build a positive team environment by
    focusing on a values-based leadership approach and collaborative working
    environment;
  • Align individual and organizational goals
    to create development opportunities for team members;
  • Accept responsibility and take action on
    difficult leadership and team member issues in a timely manner.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
          
  • The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
    Manager – Community Resilience should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in SWASA,
    Social Sciences or Humanitarian Emergencies.
  • Post Graduate Degree in SWASA, Public
    Health or Community Development will be an added advantage
  • Training in emergencies and Relief
    operations/ Disaster Risk Reduction, as well as Participatory approaches
    and methodologies is essential
  • A minimum of five years working experience
    in disaster risk reduction projects.
  • Ability to maintain performance
    expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful
    environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.
  • Extensive knowledge of Disaster risk
    reduction and climate change adaptation approaches
  • Community engagement and participatory
    skills
  • Broad knowledge of the political, social
    and economic context of Uganda and the development issues and challenges
    it faces.
  • Working knowledge and experience of
    capacity building tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of protection, gender and the
    livelihoods approaches in relief and recovery.
  • An adaptable attitude, decisiveness, and
    the capacity to make sound decisions with incomplete information.
  • Experience of strategic planning and
    budget management in emergency contexts.
  • Experience of public speaking and/or
    working with the media.
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: sgurcs@redcrossug.org 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 December 2016 by
5.00pm.

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