The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral and independent international humanitarian organisation, which assists and protects victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence. The ICRC Delegation has an immediate opening for the following position:

Title: Cooperation Officer
Duty Station:  Kampala
Working hours:  48 hours a week
Reports to:   Cooperation Coordinator
Grade: B1

 Purpose of the post:

The Cooperation Officer contributes to implementing their delegation’s objectives for cooperation with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement) in line with the ICRC’s Movement policies and in consultation with the local operating National Society (NS). S/he contributes to building a positive relationship between the ICRC and the National Society (Uganda Red Cross Society – URCS).

Generic Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to implementing the operational partnership between the ICRC and the URCS by working closely with colleagues to develop joint procedures and operational arrangements.
  • Identifies the NS’s strengths and weaknesses to better set strategy and objectives for capacity-building and clearly communicates them to colleagues (also communicates the NS’s specific auxiliary status to State              authorities).
  • Conducts field trips and attends joint assessments and/or contribute to NS capacity-building.
  • Contributes to maintaining a constant overview of the Movement’s activities, capacity and affairs.
  • Contributes to organizing various Movement meetings.
  • Ensures that the NS provides operational and financial reports on a regular basis and according to established formats and procedures; provides training and regular coaching in financial management and reporting to NS

Specific Functional Responsibilities:

  • Partnership:
    1. Maintains contacts with URCS and Movement partners; in particular liaising on a regular basis on routine concerns or issues of the Cooperation Dept; organising coordination meetings when
    2. Represents the line manager when required in bilateral meetings with Movement Partners.
    3. Drafts reports or notes on key topics or issues identified within the Cooperation Dept; facilitates in that regards reporting on Tracing activities when necessary.
    4. Contributes actively to the budget process under the guidance of the line manager.
    5. Drafts minutes of relevant meetings.
    6. Contributes to maintaining a constant overview of the Movement’s activities, capacity and affairs; con tributes to organizing various Movement meetings; supports the Movement Cooperation Coordinator on issues related to coordination within the Movement, in particular on capacity-strengthening
  • Finance
    1. Verify and check all submissions from the URCS with regards to accuracy and compliance to established or agreed practices and standards; in particular in reference to ICRC procurement and financial procedures; in reference with official policies of the URCS and agreed plans of activities/plans of action.
    2. When relevant, highlights and prepares corrective course of action or corrective measures
    3. In particular, ensures that submissions from the URCS to Cooperation and other departments are in line with approved plans and budgets, cash requests and quarterly and yearly submission are accurately and timely reconciled; contributes to the accuracy of the procurement and supply chain when and where relevant,
    4. Liaises with Finance and Admin of the ICRC in that regards when necessary
  • Admin
    1. Drafts relevant correspondence
    2. Maintains the department’s database and the RC Movement Division URCS file as advised
    3. Ensures that Reference Files are properly populated.
  • Operational
    1. Supports the facilitation of trainings relevant to the Delegation’s plan
    2. Actively contributes or participates to field missions; assessments etc including in terms of reporting.

Minimum required knowledge, experience and skills:

  • University degree in Political Sciences / Communication / Economics / Law / Finance.
  • At least 4 years work experience in dealing with multilateral partners.
  • Excellent reporting skills, with consistent attention to detail.
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Confirmed planning, organisational and analytical skills.
  • Confirmed computer skills especially Excel, Word and Power Point.
  • Personal integrity, honesty, discretion and reliability.
  • Available for immediate deployment.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their electronic application, CV and copies of academic and work certificates to by Friday 05th February 2021. Attach your documents as a single file/document. No paper applications will be received.

Cooperation Officer must be stated in the email subject.