Cooperation Officer NGO Career Jobs – International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Cooperation Officer NGO Career Jobs – International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Job Title:     Cooperation Officer

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Us:

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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Coordination with URCS and the other partners from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement)

  • Maintain contacts with URCS and other Movement partners at all levels
  • Work closely with relevant URCS staff in relation to activities Provide support and advises during the execution of planned objectives, while monitoring progress of implementation.
  • Arrange the programmes for the different coordination meetings with URCS and partners where needed.
  • Represent the Cooperation delegate upon request: participation in bilateral and Movement meetings as they may arise.
  • Actively participate in coordination sessions and joint activities with URCS and concerned partners.


  • The incumbent will also verify all submissions conform to the standard policy on rates, proposed activities and unit costs of quarterly funds requests and drafts fund requests
  • Ensure that submitted accountabilities are in line with the approved budget, work plans and the cooperation agreement before approval by the ICRC.
  • Follow-up on the submission of financial accountability reports.
  • Update the financial monitoring tool to follow-up the implementation of approved budgets
  • Support other departments of URCS and ICRC in the use of their financial tools.
  • Explore options to improve financial reporting, including at field level.

Reporting, information exchange, planning and monitoring in the field:

  • Update and proactively inform their supervisor on all issues
  • Ensure regular flow of information between ICRC and the URCS for sound coordination
  • Draft various reports, including minutes of meeting, mission reports, mid-term reports, and tentative budgets.
  • Carry out periodic upcountry joint missions with URCS to implement the objectives, monitor activities and make assessments.
  • Attend all sessions related to the Planning for the annual budget to be developed between the ICRC and the URCS.
  • Significantly contribute to drafting the supporting texts for the annual Budgets.
  • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation components are included in the planning process of the cooperation supported programs of URCS.

Administrative Tasks:

  • Responsible for office correspondence, filing, arranging meetings, and maintaining a contact list of URCS & Movement partners.
  • Draft and/or participate in the drafting of orders for purchase, URCS funds transfers/cash requests and others.
  • Responsible for applying all administrative procedures during the implementation of projects and liaise with Administration and Logistics Department for follow up on projects
  • Work closely with and provide necessary information to the Finance department.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Cooperation Officer job opportunity should preferably hold a University degree in Political Sciences, Communication, Economics / Law.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience in dealing with multilateral partners.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills.
  • Good planning, organisational and analytical skills.
  • Confirmed team leadership skills.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in Excel, Word and Power Point. Profile:
  • Personal integrity, honesty, discretion and reliability.
  • Excellent report-drafting skills, with consistent attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to train, coach and motivate others.
  • Ability to represent the Institution during meetings with external stakeholders, establish and maintain a network of contacts.
  • Strong sense of responsibility and ability to take initiative and to work independently.
  • Able to prioritise in a changing environment, flexibility and resistance to stress.
  • Willing and able to travel within Uganda on a regular basis, whenever required.

How to Apply:

All qualified and interested candidates should send their handwrittenapplications with a detailed CV indicating email and phone contacts, copies (not originals) of academic and work certificates, indicating a minimum of two professional referees clearly marked “Truck Driver and addressed to the Administrator in a sealed envelope should be delivered to the following address: ICRC Kampala Office on Plot 8, John Babiiha Avenue, Kololo, P.O. Box 4442, Kampala. Uganda. Please register your application with the Receptionist (or Security guard, during out of office hours) and receive a reference number for tracking your application.

Deadline: Friday, 3rd May 2017

NB: If you have not heard from us by 5th May 2017, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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