Manage r- Commercial First Aid and Ambulance Services Employment Opportunity – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:            Manager- Commercial First Aid and
Ambulance Services
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station:  URCS Headquarters
Reports to:      Coordinator
Resource Mobilization
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
role of the Manager- Commercial First Aid and Ambulance Services will be to
coordinate and strengthen URCS’ work in Commercial First Aid and Ambulance
Services as a recognized benchmark for providing quality prehospital care
services in all of her markets and that the brand maintains a high profile in
first aid training and services, ambulance services, and affordable safety
equipment.  The position involves working
with URCS First Aid Quality Assurance Team, First Aid Trainers, First Aid
Volunteers, Senior Management Team, Partners and Donors to strengthen the
Commercial First Aid and Ambulance Services Unit and proactively seeking out
opportunities for growth of the Unit nationally and internationally.
The Manager
Commercial First Aid and Ambulance Services Unit will also provide technical
advises, practically directs and assists the National Society to provide a
first class first aid and ambulance service matched to sustainable business
fundraising, research and learning. The ideal candidate blends his/her business
management and leadership experience to First Aid and Ambulance services
forecasts and growth
Responsible for the
implementation of the URCS Resource Mobilization Plan of Action;
Develop strategic
fund-raising/resource mobilization work plans and budgets for URCS at both
National and Branch level;
Develop, implement
and manage the fund-raising / resource mobilization activities and projects for
the National Society;
Co-ordinate, monitor
and support all fund-raising/resource mobilization projects;
Plan and budget for
the required financial resources;
Launch fundraising
appeals to pertinent stakeholders on behalf of the URCS to support it with
resources to enhance the humanitarian cause;
Ensure good
corporate and private resource mobilization relationships;
Initiate and manage
business IGA projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
and support efficient URCS’ Commercial First Aid and Ambulance Services people
–centered advocacy campaigns
overall marketing with a view to mobilize unrestricted funding and funds from
both the traditional sources but also creativity and innovative ways.
to a culture of information sharing and organizational learning in social
marketing and communications;
and create a shared vision for Commercial First Aid and Ambulance Services
internal and external clients whilst ensuring consistency in messages sensitivity
to regional cultures and prevailing market conditions.
standardization, and quality standards for Commercial First Aid and Ambulance
Services Unit are observed and disseminated.
the development and execution of the national Commercial First Aid &
Ambulance marketing strategy and increase demand among end buyers particularly
demand for URCS Commercial First Aid and Ambulance Services
and manage a core media relations programme including establishment of media
contact lists, regular contact with key sector, business and regional
journalists, preparation and distribution of regular media updates and input
into increased positive online and print media coverage.
Uganda Diaspora groups and partnership opportunities and research new market
the effective management of Commercial First Aid and Ambulance Unit’s main
events and attendance at key industry conferences, workshops, trade shows,
bazaars and other relevant public events.
Any other
relevant emerging tasks as agreed with the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Education Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree Marketing, Public Relations, Resource Mobilization and
Cooperate Affairs Management, International Business Administration
International Relations, Health Sciences or a related field from a reputable
Graduate qualification in Marketing, Public Relations, BBA, Resource
Mobilization and Cooperate Affairs Management or a related field from a reputable
professional qualification or certification to a relevant international
professional association

Essential Knowledge and Experience           
4 years in the field of Managing Businesses focusing on health;
with the broad issues and current debates in international development on
Emergency Health and or First Aid and Road Safety.
Essential Skills
level of integrity
A team
player who enjoys pitching in when required
knowledge of digital communications tools and tactics including video, updating
and maintaining web pages, blogger engagement, social networks, search and
digital marketing
with research communications or similar, and awareness of good practice in
research uptake
working with Twitter/ other social media, MS Office, SharePoint
to detail, with good visual presentation skills
organizational and administrative skills
to deal sensitively and discreetly with people and information
to URCS values and principles.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their filled application forms, Download Here, 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.
Deadline: 28th
October 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
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