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.

Full job descriptions is below and you can get the application template from here

Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can 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 15th February 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

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

Title Officer, Beneficiary Accountability/Community Engagement and Accountability – Innovative Approaches in Response Preparedness (1 position)
Grade UR 5
Reports Project Manager– Innovative Approaches in Response Preparedness (IARP)
Location Kampala
Duration One (1) year with possibility of renewal
Date February 2021


Job Purpose:

The Beneficiary Accountability/Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) Officer will work closely with programme teams to foster relationships with local organizations, CBOs, committees, and the wider community, and ensure strong community engagement as part of the response.  He/she should work in close collaboration with all RC programmes being implemented in the community.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Integrate CEA into National Society strategies, frameworks, policies and plans, setting out how CEA activities and approaches will be implemented.
  2. Ensure programme staff and volunteers have a full understanding of the communities they are working with, including the community dynamics, culture and power relations between different groups;
  3. Develop strong and open relationships with key community stakeholders and establish community committees or representatives if needed, ensuring they fairly represent the full cross-section of the community, including men, women, boys, girls and vulnerable groups;
  4. Based on community feedback and assessment data, identify and utilise the best communication approaches to provide communities with relevant and actionable life-saving and life-enhancing information;
  5. Carry out regular checks as part of monitoring to ensure information shared with communities is understood, relevant and useful and update as necessary.
  6. Act as the Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) technical support focal point for URCS by developing appropriate and context specific RCCE strategies and response plans, including ongoing guidance to implement activities.
  7. Support the IARP Project Manager by including development of annual CEA log frames and activity plans, integrating CEA in the URCS Early Action Protocols(EAP), emergency plans of action and ensuring the inclusion of CEA in URCS annual plans and strategies.
  8. Identify opportunities for partnership with external organizations, including the use of technology and innovative approaches to enhance CEA within URCS Programmes and operations.
  9. Produce and disseminate internal and external reports, evaluations, brochures, case studies and web stories that demonstrate the impact of CEA, promote it to new audiences, and raise the profile of URCS and IFRC Uganda.
  10. Establish and ensure effective working relationships with the other departments, in particular working closely with the URCS programme and branch teams.
  11. Supports programmes and operations to adopt innovative approaches and evidence based advocacy to better understand and engage with communities on key health and behavior change issues;
  12. Carry out regular checks as part of monitoring to ensure behavior and social change approaches are appropriate and having an impact on communities and adapted as needed.

Persons Specifications

Education Qualifications
  1. Minimum Bachelors’ Degree in Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, or a related field from a reputable institution;
  2. Post-Graduate Diploma in monitoring and evaluation, Project Planning and Management, Health information science will be an added advantage.
Working Experience
  1. Minimum 2 years’ relevant experience in community engagement and implementation of humanitarian and development projects from a reputable NGO organization;
  2. Training in Emergencies and Relief operations/ Disaster Risk Reduction will be of added advantage;
Essential Knowledge
  1. Budgeting and budgetary control.
Essential Skills
  1. Budgeting and budgetary control
  2. Analytical Skills
  3. Data analysis and reporting skills
  4. Public speaking and presentation
  5. Networking, alliance building and stakeholder management
  6. Experience with social media as a communication tool
  7. Negotiation skills.
  8. Ability to design, implement and evaluate community awareness programs
  9. Team building and management.

Download application template from here