Fresher Safer Access Framework Officer NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Access Framework Officer
Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Manager,
Emergency Preparedness & Response
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 Safer Access Framework Officer will work
within the framework of the URCS policies and procedures and in accordance with
Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement to facilitate the
implementation of activities related to Safer Access Framework (SAF) through
mainstreaming the concept into all URCS humanitarian interventions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively contribute towards Partners National Societies (PNSs) and
    IFRC’s work towards a common RCRC Movement approach on matters linked to
    Safer Access
  • Provide relevant technical support in the application of SAF to the
    URCS, ICRC and other Movement partners based on the National Society needs
    and priorities
  • Develop and support the National Society’s activities to disseminate
    about and implement, at the national, sub-national and local levels, the
    Safer Access Framework, based on the model and tools produced for the
    Movement by the ICRC.
  • Lead, manage and coordinate the National Society’s activities
    related to the eight elements of the Safer Access Framework, in close
    collaboration with other responsible departments.
  • Conduct context threat assessments and security risk management
    activities, incorporating the input of other responsible departments; as
    the basis of advising the National Society management on issues related to
    acceptance, access and security
  • Understand the interaction of statutory, constitutional and legal
    frameworks and the role that these play in contributing to achieving the
    National Society’s Safer Access objectives, including those related to the
    use of the Red Cross Emblem.
  • Work to ensure that relevant SAF elements are included in the URCS
    programmes and activities such as Health, DM, Branch Capacity Development
    and or contingency planning and conflict response tools.
  • Contribute as directed to the implementation of Safer Access
    Framework objectives at national, and local branch level in the field.
  • Be focal person to assist URCS Management develop the objectives of
    each of the eight elements of the URCS Safer Access Framework in
    consultation with the ICRC.
  • Conduct security incident mapping and analysis to inform a national
    threat assessment and conduct risk management studies to enhance the
    security of the National Society operations at national, district and
    local levels.
  • Act as a national focal point for security matters.
  • Develop and deliver security related training about the Safer Access
    Framework in conjunction with the URCS Management and Movement partners.
  • Establish and maintain a day to day monitoring of security trends in
    order to adapt security advice to evolutions in the Ugandan context.
  • Report as directed on changes in the security situation and
    recommend how to adapt operations to maintain a safe and secure working
    environment for all staff (URCS and other Movement partners as needed) and
  • Establish and maintain a periodic and specific URCS incident
    reporting system for the National Society based on recognized Movement
  • Support, and be an active participant, in the Movement (URCS, ICRC,
    and IFRC) Security coordination mechanisms
  • Capture and document SAF good practices and / or select experience
    and submit it to the ICRC for dissemination

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Safer
    Access Framework Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Law,
    Development, Peace & Security or related fields
  • Post Graduate Qualifications in the related field will be an added
  • One year of post-graduation experience in working in the areas of
    humanitarian Security and Risk Management, and practical application of
    Safer Access for response (for personnel) to disaster operations
  • Demonstrable understanding of safety & security contexts and
    ways to reduce personnel security risks
  • Operational experience in a diverse range of insecure contexts
    (African experience beneficial)
  • Knowledge of Red Cross Movement will be of added advantage
  • Very good interpersonal skills and cultural and politico-social
    sensitivity is preferable
  • Good leadership skills and ability to work on own initiative and to
    solve problems
  • Innovative thinking and analytical ability
  • Strong demonstrated skills working with external partners and
    bringing several stakeholders together for a common goal
  • Working, at times, under tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to coach and mentor others to develop specific
    knowledge and skills, with a positive attitude towards learning &
  • Knowledge and experience of security in a humanitarian environment
  • Strong and proven communication and negotiation skills
  • Effective spoken and written English, Kiswahili and other widely
    spoken local Languages
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: 21st April 2019 by 5:00pm
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