Manager – Commercial First Aid and Ambulance Services NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station:
Head quarters, Uganda
Reports to:
Coordinator Resource Mobilization
Grade:           UR
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.
Uganda Red Cross
Society is one of the 10 National Societies that have received the Bridge Grant
Award under the International Federation of Red Cross Initiative of the
National Society Investment Alliance (NSIA). The URCS wishes to use this
Accelerator award to develop into an Accelerator proposal, or access to other
funding, develop her internal and external capacities to mount a sustainable
commercial first aid and ambulance services countrywide. Uganda Red Cross
Society is looking for an experienced professional to grow this initiative.
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
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • 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
  • Initiate and manage business IGA projects.
  • Develop and support efficient URCS’ Commercial First Aid and
    Ambulance Services people –centered advocacy campaigns
  • Support overall marketing with a view to mobilize unrestricted
    funding and funds from both the traditional sources but also creativity
    and innovative ways.
  • Contribute to a culture of information sharing and organizational
    learning in social marketing and communications;
  • Disseminate 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.
  • Ensure standardization, and quality standards for Commercial First
    Aid and Ambulance Services Unit are observed and disseminated.
  • Support the development and execution of the national Commercial
    First Aid & Ambulance marketing strategy and increase demand among end
    buyers particularly corporates.
  • Build demand for URCS Commercial First Aid and Ambulance Services
  • Develop 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
  • Identify Uganda Diaspora groups and partnership opportunities and
    research new market opportunities
  • Support 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:          
  • The ideal applicant must hold 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 institution.
  • Post Graduate qualification in Marketing, Public Relations, BBA,
    Resource Mobilization and Cooperate Affairs Management or a related field
    from a reputable institution;
  • Additional professional qualification or certification to a relevant
    international professional association
  • Minimum 4 years in the field of Managing Businesses focusing on
  • Familiarity with the broad issues and current debates in
    international development on Emergency Health and or First Aid and Road
  • High level of integrity
  • A team player who enjoys pitching in when required
  • Good knowledge of digital communications tools and tactics including
    video, updating and maintaining web pages, blogger engagement, social
    networks, search and digital marketing
  • Experience with research communications or similar, and awareness of
    good practice in research uptake
  • Comfortable working with Twitter/ other social media, MS Office,
  • Attentive to detail, with good visual presentation skills
  • Good organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to deal sensitively and discreetly with people and
  • Commitment to URCS values and principles.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their filled application forms,
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.
Due to large volumes
of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing
shall lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline:   25th November 2019 by 5:00
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