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Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

 Applications from suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited.  All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment.

Full job descriptions and application forms can be viewed from the jobs section of our website at https://www.redcrossug.org and the application template from here

Please send your filled application formand attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand delivered, and or by post to:

Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary General,

Uganda Red Cross Society,

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,

P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for receipt of the application is April 21st, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Due to large volumes of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Title WASH Program Officer(1 Position)
Grade UR 5
Reporting lines: WASH Program Manager
Location HQ
Duration OneYearwith the possibility of extension
Date March, 2019

Job Purpose:

The WASH Program Officer will be responsible for coordination and day-to-day management of the planned set of activities set up as part of a large WASH-related program. 

The position holder in consultation with the URCS WASH Coordinator and Austrian Red Cross WASH Advisor will be required to implement the proposed set of activities for increased innovation, strengthen Red Cross Movement capacities and partnerships with relevant external stakeholders for effective WASH and related fields service delivery.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall implementation of the Programme and supporting the innovative WASH approaches by the respective branches.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Plans, coordinates, learns and shares recommendations on proposed program activities in close coordination with the Ugandan and international program team.
  • Manages program work plans, budgets and ensures proper accountability of program funds and other resources.
  • Preparation, evaluation and management of Sub Grants for innovative WASH Sub projects.
  • Prepares and submits timely and quality activity reports.
  • Conducts training, coaching and technical support supervision to selected Red Cross Branches. 
  • Develops and disseminates program monitoring tools in liaison with the URCS M&E officer and ensures they are used with indicators therein.
  • Liaises and maintains good coordination with Government Line ministries, and relevant stakeholders in consultation with respective Program Coordinator and Director on policies and guidelines.
  • Manages contracts whenever they are awarded, maintains link with service providers and closely monitors /supervises the service delivery chain.
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly progress narrative and financial reports in accordance with URCS guidelines and back donor requirements.
  • Maintains good cooperation and collaboration with line ministries and other stakeholders   

 

PERSONS SPECIFICATIONS

Education Qualifications
  1. A minimum of Bachelors degree in Humanities and Environmental Sciences with a post graduate training in Public Health from a reputable institution.
Essential Experience
  1. Minimum (3) years’ experience in a similar position or worked with reputable organization/agency in at a minimum of mid-level managers’ position for more than 3years preferably.
  2. Work experience with a donor-funded institution will be an added advantage;
  3. Adequate training and experience in Grants Management and Human resource management or related disciplines. 
  4. Should be familiar with preparation processes and management of Grants especially in the WASH Sector.
Essential Skills
  1. Very good computer skills (M/s Word, Excel) and ability to run specific software (Project);
  2. Good initiative and self motivated individuals to work with minimal supervision efforts.
  3. Good interpersonal skills and working relations with other staff under his/her supervision and other stakeholders.
  4. Excellent spoken and written English communication skills; ability to compile and assimilate content in short time frames;
  5. Proven project management skills, particularly around assessing priorities and managing workloads;
  6. Ability to work across different actors, cultural contexts, technical areas and bridge silos within the organization and with external partners;
  7. Strong demonstrated skill working with external partners and bringing several stakeholders together for a common goal;
  8. A proactive approach to work, the ability to handle multiple tasks and to maintain a high quality standard when working under time pressure;
  9. A mature personality of high integrity with great team working skills, a courteous attitude and a clear sense of confidentiality;

Please download application template from here

URCS Contacts

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road.
P.O. Box 494, Kampala Uganda.
Tel:     (256) 414 258701
Tel:     (256) 414 258702
Email: sgurcs@redcrossug.org

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