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Operations Manager - Kyaka

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Manufacturing, operations, quality
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Job Purpose:
The Operations Manager will be responsible for providing general operational oversight of Emergency Operations for URCS Response Actions and Projects in the implementation area. He will also be accountable for supporting the management of the population movement and supporting the Uganda Red Cross Society in leading the ongoing operations in project areas.

The Manager will provide oversight, including leading the programme implementation and support teams, overseeing timely planning, implementation and reporting, and liaising with counterparts from Participating National Societies, the ICRC; and external partners such as UN agencies, NGOs, donors.

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. Please download application template from here (

Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates.


  1. Achieve timely and effective implementation of its operation in the implementation areas;
  2. Responsible for initiating effective monitoring and reporting mechanisms as part of the Population Movement operation.
  3. Responsible for supporting the production of timely narrative and financial reports, according to URCS/Donor procedures.
  4. Provide coaching, mentoring and capacity building support, as required, to the operations management and technical staff of Uganda Red Cross Society.
  5. Ensure the application of the strategic direction of operations and focusing on achievement of the planned objectives.
  6. Maintain close reporting and communication lines with URCS HQ.
  7. Support the URCS operation structures/sectors to cooperate, collaborate and consult with key partners including Government agencies, UN partners and NGOs, and Movement partners to ensure consistency, harmonization and to avoid and duplication of effort.
  8. Monitor the implementation of all activities as laid out in the plan of action, with particular attention to the broader context monitoring of achievement of results.
  9. Support the URCS to manage the effective and proper use of assets, financial resources and facilities according to URCS and donor standard procedures in order to comply with auditing requirements.
  10. Support the planning and implementation of the operation staff task.
  11. Ensure SPHERE standards are attained and maintained where appropriate.
  12. Ensure international and/or national WatSan related standards are maintained.
  13. Ensure all URCS needs are addressed where appropriate
  14. Facilitate the documentation of best practices and lessons learned from the URCS activities and assist in disseminating them to implementing partners.
  15. Assure full compliance of operations with RC principles, URCS rules, regulations and policies and operational strategies of the NS and relevant reference documents and policies (Sphere, Do No Harm).

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Manufacturing, operations, quality
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Performance monitoring and evaluation; Compliance; Operative management; Operative planning; Financial reporting; Mentoring and coaching
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Uganda Redcross Society

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading humanitarian organization in Uganda. Since its inception in 1939 as a small women's emergency organization, URCS has developed over the years into a formidable well-respected humanitarian agency. In 1941, it became a branch of the British Red Cross. The URCS was recognised by an "Act of Parliament in 1964" and admitted as a member of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1965. The National Society has over 350,000 registered members with one and half million beneficiaries of its interventions. URCS works through 51 Branch Offices covering the whole of Uganda. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement comprising the International Federation and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), URCS works with a number of partners in the execution of its Mission. These include the Government of Uganda, Corporate bodies, United Nations Agencies, NGOs and participating Sister Red Cross National Societies. Over the years, URCS has witnessed an increase in the number of partners and partnerships not only nationally but internationally including private and civil society organizations. The number of communities served by URCS has also tremendously increased, as well as the scope of activities.

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