Director – Health, Social and Commercial Services job at Uganda Red Cross Society

Job Title:  Director – Health, Social and Commercial Services

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC is an International humanitarian institution which has a mandate to protect victims of international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded, refugees, civilians, prisoners and other non-combatants.

Job Summary: The Director – Health, Social and Commercial Services will lead the implementation of the URCS Health, Social and Commercial Services Programs in line with the URCS Strategy, existing policies and procedures of URCS and international best practice/standards.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Actively coordinate and account for strategic and operational planning, program development, review/ evaluation and reporting processes for the Health, Social and Commercial Services Programs in line with URCS strategy
  • Take lead in the implementation of integration and mainstreaming initiatives for health and social services into other programs (e.g. into Disaster Risk Reduction) so as to have an integrated program delivery approach in line with the URCS Strategy
  • Provide quality assurance to Health, Social and Commercial Services’ program related reports and relevant communication to both internal and external stakeholders of URCS
  • Steer, coordinate and account for resource mobilization/ fundraising for all Health Services initiatives in the department in line with the URCS’ fundraising strategy
  • Provide leadership in Networking and building strategic alliances with partners and donors related to Health and social Services in line with organizational strategies and policies
  • Supervise, motivate, appraise staff in the Department and build the capacity of the staff in line with the URCS strategy and policies
  • Identify Health, Social and commercial Services-related capacity building and knowledge needs for URCS and its partners, coordinate the generation, storage and access to knowledge in line with the URCS Strategy
  • Position URCS as the partner of choice in relevant context with partners and donors identified through mapping, in collaboration with the USG Programs and Operations, and promote the visibility of URCS at national and regional platforms and forums concerning Health and Social Services in humanitarian, transitional and development programming.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of frameworks for documenting the evidence of best practices in Health, Social and Commercial Service programming and ensure the field teams incorporate the practices into the program while also enabling them to share across URCS and present at local and global forums.  And develop and disseminate information and evidence on URCS’ Health Service Programs, initiatives and impact
  • Actively participate in relevant meetings at the national, international and policy levels to advance URCS’ visibility and contribution to Health and Social Services. This may include meetings with governmental donor agencies, and related platforms and existing and new partners in the network

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate should hold a Masters’ Degree in primary health care, community development, sociology, natural sciences, medicine and Management; Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health, Sociology, primary health care, Medicine; Training in; Project planning and management, Emergencies and Relief operations/ Disaster Risk Reduction, Participatory approaches and methodologies, Monitoring and evaluation.
  • Seven or more years practical experience in Health Services work, emergencies and relief work and development management;
  • At least three years’ experience in senior management

Skills: Strategic planning and management; Donor contract management; Staff and partner capacity development; Communication and public relations; Resource Mobilization; Monitoring & Evaluation; Networking and collaboration; Corporate Governance; Computer literacy skills – MS Office applications, word, excel, PowerPoint, Spread sheets

How to Apply for the job: 
All candidates who desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should send their filled application forms, download here and E-mail to: or mail via post to: The Interim Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: Friday 28th November 2014 by 5.00pm.

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