Uganda Red Cross Society Manager- Emergency Preparedness, Response and Safer Access Jobs

Uganda Red Cross Society Manager- Emergency Preparedness, Response and Safer Access Jobs


Job Purpose:

  • The Manager- Emergency Preparedness Response and Safer Access will be responsible to energise, develop and manage emergency preparedness and response programmes and safer access while ensuring high quality implementation, building and maintaining sound relationships with key stakeholders and Red Cross Action Teams.

  • The post-holder works with partners and Uganda Red Cross branches to ensure emergency preparedness and response is coordinated effectively in line with Uganda Red Cross 2017-2020 strategy and humanitarian policies.

    Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • To take responsibility for the development, management, and coordination of Uganda Red Cross preparedness and response strategy;

  • To be responsible for day to day management of the emergency preparedness and response programme, the rolling plan, budget management, liaison with all partners including, proposal development, project reporting, monitoring, advocacy, research and policy work and, representing Uganda Red Cross at approved platforms;

  • To be responsible for supporting the capacity development of Uganda Red Cross, local and national partners to respond to emerging and re-emerging humanitarian crises;

  • Work with relevant departments, programmes and partners to develop Emergency Response and Preparedness skills for Red Cross Action Teams in priority branches, IDP/Refugee Camps;

  • Design an appropriate Red Cross Action Team Quality Standards, Scale down to Red Cross Action Teams the best practices in evidence, documentation and innovation initiatives of the department including the U-Report, and Communication for Development (C4D). Initiate and support the department in financing mechanisms from proposal development, mapping out donors and key linkages locally, nationally and internationally;

  • Manage teams or lead projects supportively, involving others in discussing how to take work forward, helping staff and volunteers feel part of the team and treating everyone equally;

  • Influence others to develop shared understanding and work cooperatively and collaboratively towards common goals where there are different personal or organisational agendas;

  • Develop and maintain new relationships with individuals and organisations, academic institutions to further Uganda Red Cross aims;

  • Recognise and value differences in people; be ready to challenge assumptions, beliefs or attitudes in self or others;

  • Manage expectations and adhere to what’s agreed, by doing what you say you’re going to do;

  • Reflect the needs of different humanitarian audiences, adapting style, media, timing and pace to communicate effectively with field staff and volunteers;

  • Accept accountability for the effective
    use of Uganda Red Cross resources;

  • Manage resources and workloads to ensure your own programme and others’ goals are achieved.

    Persons Specifications

    Education Qualifications


  • Minimum Post Graduate Degree in Public Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, Disaster Management or a related field from a reputable institution.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, SWASA or Health Emergencies;

  • Training in emergencies and Relief operations/ Disaster Risk Reduction, as well as Participatory approaches and methodologies is essential.

    Working Experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience managing emergency preparedness, relief, rehabilitation and recovery programmes;

  • Proven experience in the management of multi-donor funded projects;

  • Experience of advocacy on development and humanitarian issues.

    Essential Knowledge

  • Knowledge of global development issues, including policy and advocacy topics, community resilience and familiarity with emergency problems relevant humanitarian effectiveness.

  • Knowledge and experience of capacity building tools and techniques.

  • Knowledge of SPHERE and Core Humanitarian Standards

  • Knowledge of protection, gender and the livelihoods approaches in relief and recovery.

    Essential Skills

  • High level of integrity;

  • Pro-active in responding to changes in context and in communicating with internal colleagues and external stakeholders

  • Strong skills in team/institutional capacity building, facilitation and collaborative problem solving approaches;

  • Excellent diplomatic and relationship building skills;

  • Very good interpersonal skills and cultural and politico-social sensitivity is preferable;

  • Good organizational, administrative and logistical skills;

  • Good leadership skills and ability to work on own initiative and to solve problems;

  • Able to manage both HQ and field teams dispersed across multiple locations

  • Innovative thinking and analytical ability;

  • Strong demonstrated skills working with external partners and bringing several stakeholders together for a common goal;

  • Working, at times, under tight deadlines;

  • Proven ability to coach and mentor others to develop specific knowledge and skills, with a positive attitude towards learning & sharing

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Uganda Red Cross Society Manager- Emergency Preparedness, Response and Safer Access Jobs


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