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Program Officer - Partners for Resilience (PfR)

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Project, program management
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary


Partners for Resilience (PfR) 2: Is an alliance of humanitarian, development, climate and environmental civil society organizations, composed of 5 Netherlands based members (CARE Nederland, Cordaid, the Netherlands Red Cross, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, and Wetlands International) and their partner civil society organizations in the South including Uganda Red Cross Society. The alliance led by the Netherlands Red Cross promotes the application of Integrated Risk Management (IRM) to strengthen and protect livelihoods of vulnerable communities. Uganda Red Cross Society is seeking a motivated, creative, fast learning, result oriented, mind changing Partners for Resilience Officer as part of this project.

Job Purpose:
Program Officer - Partners for Resilience (PfR) will be responsible for Uganda Red Cross Society with support from Netherlands Red Cross is implementing its PfR2 project using an Integrated Risk Management Approach in 10 priority branches. The project aims to advocate for Integrated Risk Management at Community, district and national level with both public and private actors.

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. Provide technical support to implementing branches and also assist in planning, budgeting, monitoring, evaluating and coordination.
  2. Support the design and planning of URCS PfR2 trajectory activities, and provide technical support to staff in implementation of planned resilience activities.
  3. Support the Community Resilience Manager in fulfilling technical and financial reporting requirements of the proposed project.
  4. Build the capacity of the branches and partners as required through coaching, trainings and providing constructive feedbacks.
  5. Regularly monitor the implementation progress of the project and activities by the branches against set indicators.
  6. Support Good Communication and Coordination among the partners through regular meetings, coordination events.
  7. Facilitate multi stakeholder dialogues at local level to create awareness raising campaigns on Integrated Risk Management-specific issues in targeted area.
  8. Liaison with the local authorities and concerned Government departments regarding project issues particularly on IRM mainstreaming into district development plans
  9. Conduct collection, processing and analysis of technical data from the field and follow up on inconsistencies.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Risk management; Budgeting, financial planning; Stakeholder communication; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Financial reporting; Project preparation and planning; Project implementation
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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