Restoration of family links project officer

Uganda Red Cross Society

Job Summary

The Restoration of Family Links (RFL) Project Officer (West Nile) will be responsible for implementation of the RFL Programme in the respective Refugee Settlements/Branch Offices. The position will also be responsible for supervising the RFL Focal Persons, RFL Assistants in the Refugee Settlements/Branch Offices.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Reports to: RFL Programme Manager

About US:

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading national humanitarian organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC is an International humanitarian institution which has a mandate to protect victims of international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded, refugees, civilians, prisoners and other non-combatants.

Job Summary:   The Restoration of Family Links (RFL) Project Officer (West Nile) will be responsible for implementation of the RFL Programme in the respective Refugee Settlements/Branch Offices. The position will also be responsible for supervising the RFL Focal Persons, RFL Assistants in the Refugee Settlements/Branch Offices.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Offer timely technical support to all the RFL Focal Persons and Volunteers in the West Nile Operation;
  • Supervise and guide the RFL Programme Staff and Volunteers in West Nile Operations
  • Prepare and submit personal work plans for activities to the RFL Programme Management and Branch Manager;
  • Ensure that clients requesting for Red Cross Restoring Family Links Services are adequately informed about the existing services;
  • Prepare and submit to the RFL Programme Management and Branch management updates and other situational information arising from the settlement;
  • Ensure that the different RFL services are available for clients who need the services;
  • Ensure that the RFL phone services are available for clients in need;
  • Ensure that the RFL phone service is well monitored and guidelines adhered to;
  • With support of the URCS teams, conduct RFL dissemination to targeted audiences;
  • Receive, collect and deliver Red Cross Messages (RCMs) within the Settlement or where requested outside of the settlement;
  • With notice of the Programme Management, participate in Child protection meetings at settlement level and other operational coordination meeting;
  • Submit weekly statistics to the Programme Management and Branch manager for internal reporting and a detailed report at the end of the month;
  • Regularly follow up all existing RFL caseloads within the Settlement;
  • Update the individual RFL activity monitoring tools at the settlement level;
  • Identify and conduct registration and follow up of Unaccompanied Minors;
  • Provide psycho-social support to clients seeking RFL services;
  • Ensure proper and safe custody for all assets received for the discharge of RFL services;
  • Carry out emergency tracing services whenever called upon;
  • Handle other duties as assigned by the RFL Programme Management or Branch Manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelors’ Degree in Social Sciences, Education, Organizational Psychology, Human Resource Management, Law or a related field from a reputable institute;
  • Post-Graduate qualification in Project Planning & Management, Public; Administration, HR Management or a related field will be an added advantage;
  • At least three years of experience implementing Restoration of Family Links activities;
  • Knowledge of the local languages in the communities of operation is an asset to the potential candidates;
  • Understanding of Disaster Management and related consequences
  • Core Competencies and knowledge
  • High level of integrity;
  • Knowledge of Computer packages like word, Excel, PowerPoint is a MUST;
  • Report writing and time management is essential for the applicants;
  • Planning and organising;
  • People management skills – team building and delegation;
  • Diplomacy and Confidentiality;
  • Experience of public speaking and/or working with the media.
  • Ability to ride a Motorcycle is a MUST


How to Apply

All candidates who desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should send their filled application forms, downloadhere: https://www.redcrossug.org/images/jobforms2018/URCS_Application_Template_Restoration_of_Family_Links_RFL_Project_Officer_West_Nile.doc and E-mail to: vacancies@redcrossug.org or mail via post to: The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 19th November 2018 by 5:00pm

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