Manager Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Response NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
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 Manager Epidemic and Pandemic preparedness
and response will be responsible for:
  • Developing work plans, financial plans and monitoring plans for the
    implementation of CP3;
  • Ensuring complementarity of CP3 actions with other URCS
  • Leading URCS’s policy development of an all-of-society, all-hazard
    approach to epidemic and pandemic risk mitigation;
  • Contributing to the development of a URCS strategy for epidemic and
    pandemic preparedness and response.
  • Leading the development of the National Society multi-sectoral
    framework for health risk management that will that will enhance capacity
    of URCS branches to prevent, detect early and mitigate impact of health
  • Collaborating with disaster risk management, organizational and
    volunteer development teams in support of improved management of health
  • Coordinate and serve as secretary of the multi-sectorial project
    steering committee.
  • Performance management for all the project staff to ensure
    performance according to set targets and timelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure timely and effective implementation of the CP3 project;
  • Ensure appropriate allocation and reporting of funds;
  • Lead in the design and roll out of surveillance guidelines,
    protocols, surveys and monitoring surveillance systems for detection,
    verification and local response to public health incidents across branches
    ensuring efficient data collection, correlation, analysis, interpretation,
    timely reporting and dissemination of information/alerts to all
  • Work with branches and volunteers to institute mechanism for disease
    outbreak surveillance guided by accurate data collection in collaboration
    with the districts, civil society, the media and health facilities;
  • Supervise and facilitate/co-facilitate the realization of risk
    mapping trainings at community levels for the subsequent development of
    risk management plans; 
  • Coordinate the establishment of: functional health emergency
    response teams in branches; early warning systems for epidemic and
    pandemic; early detection and response to potential health risks including
    Zoonotic diseases;
  • Develop appropriate contingency plans for building the capacity of
    communities to conduct surveillance, alert and respond to health
    emergencies in accordance with URCS response protocols;
  • Contribute to the management of the health department through
    participation in strategy development, research and learning initiatives,
    concept note development and developing abstracts on health issues;
  • Contribute to the development of the National Society Risk
    Communication Strategy;
  • Compile periodic reports and other ad-hoc reports;
  • Carry out broad consultations on policies, strategies, smart
    practices and approaches to national health security and related issues to
    support program development planning, management, implementation and
    delivery of results, and lead NS policy development in the area;
  • Participant in resource mobilization efforts as guided by URCS
    fundraising strategy;
  • Perform any other incident-specific duties assigned to you, as may be
    required by the supervisor;
  • Actively collaborate with all other URCS departments and colleagues;
  • Conduct frequent visits to the areas of implementation of CP3

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society Manager
    Epidemic and Pandemic preparedness and Response career opportunity must
    hold a Post Graduate qualification in public Health, Community Health,
    International Health, Epidemiology, Health Information Management or
    Public Management of Communicable Diseases or a related field from a
    reputable institution;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Medicine and Surgery or Veterinary Medicine/Science
    or a related field from a reputable institution.
  • At least three years of related experience, at the national and
    international levels implementation of public health program or
    surveillance, outbreak investigation and response;
  • Previous experience in implementation of Integrated Disease
    Surveillance and Response (IDSR).
  • Prior humanitarian working experience with recognized Humanitarian
    Organization or with an international Non-Governmental Organization with
    expertise in health emergencies response will be an added advantage;
  • Working experience at field level with recognized Humanitarian
    Organization or with an Organization with expertise in health emergencies
  • Essential Knowledge and Sound knowledge and skills in database
    management and statistical analysis, monitoring and evaluation or public
    health information management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, competency and professional skills on the
    public health aspects of infectious disease control, epidemic and pandemic
    preparedness and response with particular attention to application of an
    all-hazard approach in the context of the International Health Regulations
    (IHR), Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and the use of event based and
    indicator based surveillance.
  • Knowledge of districts health infrastructure and systems. 
  • Analytical Skills
  • Data analysis and reporting skills
  • Public speaking and presentation
  • Budgeting and budgetary control
  • Networking, alliance building and stakeholder management.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Team building and management.
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; 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: 2nd September 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
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