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 (IFRC). Uganda Red Cross implements lifesaving services across the country and would wish to invite applicants that meet job requirements for vacant positions in our organisation.

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 and mindful of gender balance in its establishment.

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Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms, academic transcripts and certificates should be e-mailed to; or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary General,

Uganda Red Cross Society,

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,

P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.


Closing date for receipt of the applications is 13th February, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.

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

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N.B: URCS Service volunteers are encouraged to apply

Title Corporate Fundraising & Partnerships Officer (1 position)
Grade UR 5
Reports Director Communications, Resource Mobilization & Partnerships
Location URCS Headquarters
Duration One (1) year renewable (subject to annual funding)
Date February 2023

Job Purpose

The Corporate Fundraising & Partnerships Officer will provide excellent support to our range of Corporate partners, ensuring that we are maximizing current partnerships, looking for creative and innovative ways to generate funding and providing excellent support. Working closely with the Director Communications, Resource Mobilization & Partnerships, the post holder will support the delivery of a quality corporate partnership engagements.

Roles And Responsibilities:

  1. Support the Resource Mobilisation and Partnerships Manager to generate funds from the private sector to meet Institutional income targets while protecting the URCS reputation;
  2. Planning and delivery of URCS events for institutional profiling and resource mobilization;
  3. Writing high quality external communications documents, including monthly updates emails to corporate partners and ambassadors, new business proposals,
  4. partnership contracts, and other marketing materials as required;
  5. Identify potential new sources of corporate funding and secure new business development meetings with potential partners;
  6. Building strong relationships with both existing and new partners, ensuring meetings are followed up on, and opportunities to secure new support are maximized;
  7. Ensure timely execution of the URCS corporate relationships, through ensuring timely invoice raising, and preparing partnership/supporter agreements where appropriate;
  8. Develop business development proposals in line with the URCS Financial sustainability priorities;
  9. Support documentation for Partner reporting and compliance;
  10. Champion innovation by identifying new income streams through commercially viable products and fundraising activity;
  11. Identify and stay abreast of key market trends, new opportunities for funding and key decision makers;
  12. Undertake any other duties relevant to this role, as reasonably required;
  13. Contribute to and support other departmental work as appropriate.

Minimum qualifications, working experience and competencies:

Education Qualifications
  1. Minimum Bachelors’ Degree in International Development/Policy/Relations, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Development Management from an approved, recognized and reputable university.
Essential experience
  1. Minimum of at least 2 years’ relevant work experience in a similar position and/or demonstrated progressive professional experience in partnership management, new business development, sales, marketing and/or fundraising.
  2. A combination of non-profit and corporate experience is a plus;
  3. Experience with developing and implementing private sector engagement plans or strategies;
  4. Experience in managing high-level meetings and events;
  5. Experience in coordinating multiple stakeholders, both internal and external;
  6. Experience in understanding how to reconcile different needs and interests and negotiate for mutually beneficial outcomes;
  7. Experience in developing products for private sector audiences, including writing and editing letters, proposals, appeals, reports, acknowledgements, briefings, and any other products targeting private sector entities;
  8. Experience in explaining complex issues to external audiences in an appealing and concise manner.
Core competencies
  1. Negotiation and conflict management
  2. Innovation and creatively
  3. Stakeholder management
  4. Commitment to continuous learning
  5. Communication
  6. Technology awareness
  7. Policy research and development
  8. Change capability and adaptability
  9. Manage resources
  10. Empowering and building trust.
Essential Knowledge & Skills
  1. Demonstrable success to raise resources within Humanitarian /Corporate sector fundraising environment, managing events, and commercial sector relationship management/sales roles, or social responsibility roles involving management of external partnerships.
  2. Demonstrable success of securing income through new business development, researching and approaching new prospects, following up on leads, and securing income.
  3. Highly self-motivated.
  4. Excellent interpersonal communications skills, including tactic and assertiveness, and the ability to communicate at all levels in a complex environment.
  5. Strong entrepreneurial skills.
  6. Ability to work with senior contacts and co-ordinate the activities of staff and other stake holders at all levels both internally and externally.
  7. Able to tackle challenges constructively, and find creative ways forward.
  8. A commitment staff, self-led and motivated
  9. Excellent organizational skills.
  10. Excellent influencing and negotiation skills.
  11. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  12. Attention to detail and the ability to ensure all outputs are of the highest quality.
  13. Knowledge.
  14. Good knowledge of Ugandan Corporate Sector.
  15. Demonstrable understanding of the charitable and humanitarian sector.

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