3 Project Officer – Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Project Manager
About US:
The Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS) is the leading humanitarian organization in Uganda. Since its
inception in 1939 as a small women’s emergency organization, URCS has developed
over the years into a formidable well-respected humanitarian agency. In 1941,
it became a branch of the British Red Cross. The URCS was recognised by an
“Act of Parliament in 1964” and admitted as a member of International
Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1965.
Job Summary:  The Project Officer – Disaster Risk Reduction
and Management will be responsible for implementation of the Community Based
Disaster Risk Reduction/Management at the District level.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist Project Manager in developing
    operational plans on weekly and monthly basis, reviewing activities
  • Co-ordinate with DRR Manager for
    effective implementation of the Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction/
    Management (CBDRR) activities and to work with the community for the
    roll-out of agreed project activities;
  • Ensure effective implementation of
    CBDRR/M initiatives i.e. formation of DDMCs, HVCA, risk and resource
    mapping and Disaster Preparedness Planning
  • Ensure that CBDRR is implemented
    effectively in a good quality standards and ensuring consistency of the
    work in accordance to the project goal and objectives;
  • Facilitate the development of early
    warning systems as well as information dissemination to target
  • Facilitate and organize training
    programmes for the District Disaster Management Committees and the civil
    society organizations officials;
  • Facilitate and organize field visits of
    various stakeholders at field sides for effective implementation and
    support to ensure sustainability;
  • Develop, maintain and improve work
    coordination with local key stakeholder partners (District Authorities,
    community, NGO, international bodies), to ensure the successful
    implementation of the project activities;
  • Provide regular and follow up support to
    communities’ organizations on CBDRR activities;
  • Develop progress reports periodically to
    line manager, in order to ensure the provision of accurate and updated
  • Ensure crosscutting issues (gender, CEA)
    are incorporated into project implementation
  • Ensure program volunteers safety and
    security, and ensure all RED CROSS policies and principles are upheld at
    all time.
  • Undertakes any other tasks assigned by

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Disaster Management, Development Studies and or
    Social Sciences or a related field from a reputable institution;
  • Post Graduate qualification in Project
    Planning and Management, Disaster Risk Management, information Management
    (PME&R) will be an added advantage.
  • Three years of work experience in
    disaster risk management, emergency and development programme management,
    preferably with non-government organizations and a good understanding of
    relevant humanitarian and disaster risk management policy issues;
  • Experience of implementing best
  • Strong interpersonal skills and
    excellence as a team player
  • Proven experience in leading and
    coordinating Rapid Needs Assessments, and starting up emergency response
  • High level 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 community mobilization,
    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
should send their filled application forms, Download
, and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled
application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to;
vacancies@redcrossug.org or hand delivered, and or by post to:
The Secretary
Uganda Red Cross
Plot 551/555 Rubaga
P.O. Box 494,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: Monday 12th August 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
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