Project Manager - IARP (1 Position)

Project Manager - IARP (1 Position)

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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 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 applications 6th April 2020 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 Project Manager - IARP (1 Position)
Grade UR 4
Reports NLRC Country Representative for the IARP Project and Secretary General for the mobilization for Grants acquisition
Location Headquarters
Duration 1 year with possibility of renewal
Date March 2020

The Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) has been working with URCS in Uganda since 2003 on a shared vision of alleviating and preventing human suffering which was further reaffirmed in the ongoing joint partnership agreement arrangements.

Job Purpose:
The role of the Project Manager for the Innovative Approaches in Response Preparedness Project (IARP) will be to provide overall technical and programmatic oversight to the IARP Project and coordinate scanning for Grants in support of URCS programmatic funding.

Roles and Responsibilities

Project Management

  1. Primarily provide oversight to URCS Project Manager: proper planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting of the Innovative approaches to response preparedness project (funded by IKEA foundation);
  2. Prepare the IARP country plan and budget closely with URCS Project Manager and with the relevant advisor of NLRC;
  3. Facilitate regular communication with URCS about donor specific regulations, and internal policies and procedures;
  4. Review project progress together with URCS Project Manager, ensuring the tracking of project progress against targets, and reviewing quarterly program reports and financial reports with senior management;
  5. Provide accurate and up to date information to the NLRC country representative and NLRC HQ regarding progress and deadlines;
  6. Follow and facilitate continuous learning from past project experiences from other NS and RC partners (PNSs, IFRC, RCCC, ICRC) where relevant for URCS and for the project;
  7. Provide guidance and capacity building of URCS IARP staff involved in the project (financial management, grant management, among others) and facilitate continuous learning through collection and dissemination of lessons learnt and best practice, and development and delivery of relevant training and mentoring to the URCS;
  8. Work closely with the technical partners (Climate Centre, 510 and Kenya Red Cross who provide technical guidance for the 3 project pillars (Forecast Based Financing, Data Preparedness and Cash Transfer).

Technical Advisory role to the SG

  1. Scouting for resource mobilization opportunities- donor engagements, scanning for funding opportunities, guiding proposal writing etc.;
  2. Support in preparing project proposals and other new business proposals;
  3. Reviewing, preparing and managing project contracts/agreements and advising SG on the same;
  4. Conduct research on prospective donors to identify and evaluate current needs and assembles materials needed for the proposals;

General Duties:

  1. Work towards the achievement of URCS and NLRC goals in Uganda through effective managerial and lateral relations and teamwork;
  2. Support a well-coordinated and complementary Movement approach;
  3. Represent the NLRC and URCS where necessary;
  4. Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the supervisor;
  5. To uphold the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and comply with the Code of Conduct and policies.


Education Qualifications
  1. Minimum Master’s Degree in Economics and or Planning or a related field from a reputable institution;
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, SWASA, Disaster Management, Environment Studies, Climate Change studies or relevant field related to Emergency Preparedness and Response and Disaster Risk Management from a reputable institution;
Essential Experience
  1. Minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience in at least two or all of the following roles:
       - Project Planning, Management and Coordination experience with international donors at a senior level including at least 3 years in developing country contexts;
       - Experience in scanning for resource mobilization and donor funding mobilization.

  2. At least experience in Forecast based financing, Data preparedness and Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) is desirable.
Essential  Knowledge
  1. Strong leadership, team building, negotiating, influencing and relationship building skills.
  2. Project management experience with a priority given to those who can demonstrate analytical, planning, monitoring and reporting skills.
  3. Comfortable working autonomously and across multiple tasks and reporting into different project working teams and staff members
  4. Ability to work with a broad range of people including donors, Board members, colleagues
  5. Fluent written and spoken English.

Essential Skills
  1. High Levels of integrity
  2. Ability to manage complex and highly confidential information
  3. A high degree of personal organisation and self-management
  4. Ability to think proactively and laterally to maximise opportunities to promote the work of the organisation
  5. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  6. Experience working as part of a multicultural team.
  7. Cultural sensitivity
  8. Results oriented
  9. Planning, monitoring and reporting

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


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