Project Manager Job Vacancy at Uganda Red Cross Society

Job Title : Project Manager – Food Security and Recovery (1 Position) Grade : UR 6.1

Reports to : Program Manager – Food Security and Recovery

Location : Abim Sub Branch - Kotido Branch

Duration : Two Years

Job Summary:

The Project Manager - Food Security and Livelihoods will plan, organize and direct the Food Security and Livelihoods Project of URCS; will be the lead person on all recovery/food

security matters and coordinate with other stakeholders/ agencies having recovery/food security responsibilities within the URCS /GRC Abim Project.

Specific Responsibilities include but not limited to:

• Oversees assessments/reviews and the shaping of agreed plans, including budgets, in accordance with the project plans;

• Oversees the project plans and arrangements developed for the Project and work with the Focal Persons to ensure that the targeted communities are actively involved and contributing to risk reduction.

• Works with the community in identifying community issues, needs and problems and acts as the facilitator to the project work;

• Links up with Branch Manager to develop workable project indicators that can be used in monitoring and evaluation of projects;

• Provides technical support and trainings to community groups;

• Ensures timely and quality submission of all project reports, updates and situational reports to the Branch Manager ;

• Ensures the timely provision of project updates to the supervisors as well as additional information to be used for fundraising and media when required;

• Provides timely security information to the branch as a priority;

• Undertakes monitoring of projects through field visits and ongoing communication to review progress, feedback, identify corrective actions required and captures learning’s;

• Enlists the cooperation of all stakeholders in pursuing the project objectives;

• Within project plans and agreed budget, provides a full, accurate and timely accounting of all funds.

• Promotes after action reviews/lessons learned and encourages an openness to feedback from beneficiaries and communities and learning’s;

• Undertakes and guides project proposals on behalf of community groups together with Project Focal Persons and provides progress reports.

Minimum qualifications, experience and competences:

Qualifications and Experience:

University degree in humanities /environment or strong field experiences related to the position.

Three years experience in livelihood activities eg, water and sanitation, environment management, or community mobilization with a reputable organization or Government


Very good working knowledge of English and Karamojong/Luo languages (written and oral).

Computer literacy in MS word, excel, power point etc; Strong background in field operations, working with rural communities, community mobilization, management, planning and budgeting; Leadership, organizing, planning, problem solving & creativity skills;

Team management, training and facilitation skills; Interest in sharing professional skill as well as learning from others; Analytical, M&E skills; Financial management skills and experience.

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the country’s leading National Humanitarian Organization and member of the International Red Cross 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.

How to Apply:
Applications with copies of Curriculum Vitae, names of three professional referees, copies of certified academic certifications, telephone contact should be submitted to:

The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, P.O.

Box 494, Rubaga Road, Plot 551/555, Kampala, Uganda.

Closing date for receipt of the applications is Friday

5th October 2012 at 5.00 pm.

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

Deadline: 5th Oct 2012


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