Manager – Restoration of Family Links Employment Opportunity – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation: Uganda Red
Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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- Restoration of Family Links will
be responsible to develop, coordinate and monitor the implementation of the
family link strategy, policy and practices to guide Branch Field Coordinators,
and Project Officers in reducing the moral distress of separated families
caused by armed conflict, internal unrest, natural calamities, political
hazards and other specific social causes in line with the departmental mission.
Key Duties and
  • Offer technical support to projects,
    regional staff and branch staff in the implementation of RFL strategy and
  • Coordinate the strengthening technical
    capacities in the region and branches for the implementation of RFL
  • Initiate and advise staff from other
    programme/projects, project/field staff and BFCs on the implementation of
    RFL programmes;
  • Offer technical guidance to programmes and
    branches in consultation with Head of DM and staff from Health, DM, PME
    and OD in planning, programming and develop monitoring and evaluation
    strategies in line strategic objectives;
  • Develop and Strengthen inter-sectoral
    linkages of RFL within the national programme and contribute to other
    national collaborative work contributing to URCS program development;
  • Provide timely support to preparation of
    RFL monthly, quarterly and annual program plans, budgets and reports on
    the regions in which activities RFL are being implemented in accordance
    with URCS guidelines and donor requirements;
  • Develop a Plan for providing technical
    support and quality control on RFL programmes
  • Develop proposals seeking for financial
    and technical support to RFL programmes;
  • Regularly monitor and review performance
    of the RFL staff in the regions in which activities RFL are being
    implemented to identify competence gaps and make recommendations for
    developing staff for program effectiveness;
  • 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;
  • Form 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
  • 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
  • The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
    Manager – Community Resilience should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law,
    International Relations, Public Relations, or Mass Communication.
  • Post Graduate Degree in Humanitarian Law
    will be an added advantage
  • At least five years of relevant working
    experience in emergencies at middle management level in preferably with
    Humanitarian Organizations.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    Disaster Management and  related
  • Strategic Management
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • People management skills – team building
    and delegation
  • Diplomacy and Confidentiality
  • Experience of strategic planning and
    budget management in emergency contexts.
  • Previous 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
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 December 2016 by
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