Program Officer – Partners for Resilience (PfR) NGO Job Opportunities – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: 
Manager Community Resilience
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.
About PfR:
Partners for
Resilience (PfR) 2: Is an alliance of humanitarian, development, climate and
environmental civil society organizations, composed of 5 Netherlands based
members (CARE Nederland, Cordaid, the Netherlands Red Cross, the Red Cross Red
Crescent Climate Centre, and Wetlands International) and their partner civil
society organizations in the South including Uganda Red Cross Society. The
alliance led by the Netherlands Red Cross promotes the application of
Integrated Risk Management (IRM) to strengthen and protect livelihoods of
vulnerable communities. Uganda Red Cross Society is seeking a motivated,
creative, fast learning, result oriented, mind changing Partners for Resilience
Officer as part of this project.
Job Summary:  The Program Officer – Partners for Resilience
(PfR) will be responsible for Uganda Red Cross Society with support from
Netherlands Red Cross is implementing its PfR2 project using an Integrated Risk
Management Approach in 10 priority branches. The project aims to advocate for
Integrated Risk Management at Community, district and national level with both
public and private actors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Offer timely technical support to
    implementing branches and also assist in planning, budgeting, monitoring,
    evaluating and coordination.
  • Support the design and planning of URCS
    PfR2 trajectory activities, and provide technical support to staff in
    implementation of planned resilience activities.
  • Support the Community Resilience Manager
    in fulfilling technical and financial reporting requirements of the
    proposed project.
  • Build the capacity of the branches and
    partners as required through coaching, trainings and providing
    constructive feedbacks.
  • Regularly monitor the implementation
    progress of the project and activities by the branches against set
  • Support Good Communication and
    Coordination among the partners through regular meetings, coordination
  • Facilitate multi stakeholder dialogues
    at local level to create awareness raising campaigns on Integrated Risk
    Management-specific issues in targeted area.
  • Act as a liaison with the local
    authorities and concerned Government departments regarding project issues
    particularly on IRM mainstreaming into district development plans
  • Conduct collection, processing and
    analysis of technical data from the field and follow up on

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Red
    Cross Society (URCS) Program Officer – Partners for Resilience (PfR) job
    opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Environment
    studies, Public Health, Community Development, Engineering, SWASA or a
    related area from a reputable institution.
  • Postgraduate qualification in Public
    Health, Community Development, SWASA will be an added advantage.
  • Three years of demonstrated professional
    experience in disaster risk management, emergency response or development
  • Familiarity with working with local and
    national Disaster Risk Management structures of Government.
  • Knowledge of DRR principles, concepts
    and techniques.
  • Training in Integrated Risk Management
    is an advantage
  • High levels of integrity
  • Strong interpersonal and communication
    skills, with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues.
  • Positive, respectful attitude and collaborative
    approach to diversity
  • Track record in participation, technical
    training, facilitation and awareness raising activities
  • Demonstrated attention to detail;
    ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently as
    well as cooperatively with team members
  • Team player, self-motivated and
    proactive on own initiative to set and achieve goals
  • Highly motivated, self-starter able to
    lead a process, engage others and create ownership.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should
send their filled application forms, 
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: 28th May 2018 by 5:00pm
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