Branch Manager – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) – Rakai and Kitgum

Reports to: Coordinator Organisation Development and Volunteer

About US:
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 Branch Manager will be responsible to lead the implementation of the URCS Strategic Option 2 and the URCS core activities of Dissemination of Red Cross Principles and Values, First Aid, Disaster Preparedness and Response, Blood Donor Recruitment, Membership Recruitment, Local Resource Mobilization and Volunteer Management.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Tasked with the implementation of the URCS Strategic Option 2: Strengthen Branch Membership Management;
Disseminate and implement all the URCS approved policies;
Adhere and lead the implementation of the URCS approved systems and structures at the Branch level.
Plan for, Coordinate and lead the implementation of membership recruitment campaigns;
Lead the Branch resource mobilization, and design plans for sustainability of the Branch;
Identify, engage, develop and maintain Branch and institutional partnerships relevant to the growth of URCS;
Implement a robust volunteer management framework at the Branch in order to attract and retain value-adding volunteers to the Society;
Provide technical and operational guidance to the Branch governance in harmony with URCS constitution and other policies;
Identify and address capacity building requirements for staff, governance and volunteers at the Branch;
Monitor and evaluate the branch performance and compliance with the URCS constitution as well as other policies;
Strategically identify, evaluate and seek opportunities to collaborate with the URCS Departments, programs, services and activities that engage URCS youth in promoting membership recruitment, dissemination, international youth programs and quality program implementation;
Ensure proper usage and safe custody of Branch assets and compliance with the NS approved policies;
Prepare and submit timely & quality accountabilities and reports in accordance with URCS standards and policies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Branch Manager job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Education, Organizational Psychology, Human Resource Management, Law or a related field from a reputable insititute; Post-Graduate qualification in Project Planning & Management, Public; Administration, HR Management or a related field will be an added advantage;
Training in Youth and Volunteer Management programs
One year of experience in a similar position;
Work experience with a donor funded institution will be an added advantage;
Experience and/or working knowledge of an accounting software.
Sound knowledge and skills in database management and statistical analysis, monitoring and evaluation or public health information management.
Demonstrated knowledge, competency and professional skills on the public health aspects of infectious disease control, epidemic and pandemic preparedness and response with particular attention to application of an all-hazard approach in the context of the International Health Regulations (IHR), Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and the use of event based and indicator based surveillance.
Full computer literacy with proficiency in the application of all MS Office functions, especially Excel ;
Excellent English communication skills including proven proficiency in drafting official letters and other documents;
A proactive approach to work, the ability to handle multiple tasks and to maintain a high quality standard when working under time pressure;
A mature personality of high integrity with great team working skills, a courteous attitude and a clear sense of confidentiality;

How to Apply:

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 Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 5th March 2018 by 5:00pm