Jobs – Operations Officer at Red Cross

Job Summary:  Operations Officer

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, comprising International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and National Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies (189 worldwide).

Applications from suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited.

Job Summary: The Operations Officer will be responsible for assisting in the implementation and development of Disaster Operations projects and responses, as directed by the Line Manager; contribute to facilitation of the component of Disaster operations in the entire country.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively facilitates Disaster Management and Business continuity planning and review activities with key stakeholders (Program Units and Branches).
  • Acts as a departmental liaison officer in the URCS Disaster Coordination Centre during Emergency or Disaster Operations.
  • Assists in departmental Emergency/Disaster and Business continuity operations formulating and implementing contingency actions and in post operations debriefs.
  • Develops briefings and presentations on Disaster Operations planning and implementation as well as Business continuity programs, planning and procedures.
  • Supports the development and delivery of briefings and training material in Disaster Operations to departmental staff and Branches/Partners.
  • Actively contributes to modifying, developing and implementing departmental Policies and Guidelines relating to the URCS’ Disaster Management system arrangements.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should hold a University Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Sociology or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in a humanitarian urgency;
  • The ideal candidate should have strong competencies in Project Planning & Management in Emergencies and Relief Operations; Disaster Operations; member of the National Disaster Response Team (NDRT);
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills; team player with the ability to manage disputes, result oriented;
  • Strong analytical skills, computer literate, ability to work under pressure with limited supervision.
  • All applicants should adhere to The Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

How to Apply for the job:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their applications with copies of Curriculum Vitae, names of three professional referees, copies of certified academic documents, telephone contact should be submitted to: The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 20th September 2014 by 5.00pm.

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

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