Coordinator – Organizational Development & Volunteer Management NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station:
Head quarters, Uganda
Reports to:
Secretary General
Grade            UR 3
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 Coordinator – Organizational Development and Volunteer Management
will be to plan, lead the implementation and coordinate URCS’ branches
development strategies and management of volunteers and their structures in
line with the URCS strategy in collaboration with partners and stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate the implementation of the URCS Strategic Option 2:
    Strengthen Branch Membership Management;
  • Develop and lead the implementation of systems and structures of
    coordination and interaction between the Head Office and the Branches;
  • Plan for, Coordinate and lead the implementation of member
    recruitment campaigns;
  • Lead the resource mobilization, and accounting for donor resources
    in the Institutional Development and Volunteer Management Unit;
  • Identify, engage and develop institutional partnerships relevant to
    the growth of URCS’ membership and the implementation of membership
    development programs;
  • Lead the development and implementation of a robust volunteer
    management framework for URCS in order to attract and retain value-adding
    volunteers to the Society;
  • Develop rules and regulations to guide the governance and operations
    of the branches in harmony with URCS constitution and other policies;
  • Identify capacity building requirements for governance and
    volunteers at the branches and lead the implementation of capacity
    building initiatives;
  • Lead the monitoring and evaluation of branch performance and
    compliance with the URCS constitution as well as other policies and
    provide technical leadership/ support and interpretation of such
  • Support branches to implement and strengthen their capacity for
    program design, resource mobilization, reporting, monitoring and
  • Work in liaison with other URCS departments to streamline and
    integrate program delivery across branches sustainably in line with the
    URCS Strategy.
  • Strategically identify, evaluate and seek opportunities to
    collaborate with programs, services and activities that engage URCS youth
    in promoting membership recruitment, dissemination, international youth
    programs and quality program implementation.
  • Serve as a technical resource for volunteer development programs and
    ensure that volunteer development programs are aligned and sustainably
    coordinated in the branches to deliver high-quality services to the
  • Provide technical assistance and change management support for
    institutional strengthening to branches, including process re-engineering,
    organizational effectiveness and membership capacity development.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:          
  • The ideal applicant must hold Masters’ Degree in Public
    Administration, Organizational Psychology, Human Resource Management or
    Development Economics and Social Sector Planning and Management or a
    related field from a reputable institution;
  • Post-Graduate Qualification in Project Planning and Management,
    Public Administration, Human Resource Management,
  • Development Economics and Social Sector Planning and Management or a
    related field from a reputable institution;
  • Training in youth and volunteer management programs.
  • At least 5 years’ Senior Management level experience in a similar or
    related field or institutional/ organizational development, preferably
    with NGO or UN agency and familiarity with donors.
  • Experience managing diversified and scattered national structures;
  • Previous work experience with large institutional donors and funding
    bodies at international or national humanitarian agency level preferably
    with governance structures;
  • Experience in branding and marketing
  • High level of integrity
  • Experience in managing volunteers and membership based organizations
    will be of added advantage
  • Good knowledge of Grassroots Program Design, Management and
  • Knowledge of budgeting and planning cycle for NGOs.
  • Knowledge of policy initiation, reviews, and SoPs, Documentation.
  • Demonstrated creativity and productivity in resource mobilization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including well
    developed proposal and report writing skills.
  • Proficient analytical and research skills.
  • Highly developed and effective negotiation and partnerships
    management skills.
  • Knowledge of Institutional capacity assessment & development and
    organizational Development.
  • Proven track record in management of volunteers and membership with
    established governance structures.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their filled application forms, click
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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