Officer – Volunteer Management NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Officer – Volunteer Management NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:         Officer – Volunteer Management

Organisation: Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Coordinator OD and Volunteer Management

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 Officer – Volunteer Management will work closely with the Branch Managers and Coordinator OD and Volunteer Management to implement the URCS Volunteer policy and guidelines and put in place a cohesive infrastructure of motivated volunteers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Implement a robust volunteer management framework at the Branch in order to attract and retain value-adding volunteers to the Society;
  • Lead the dissemination of the Volunteer policy and guidelines across all the URCS Branches;
  • In line with the URCS Volunteer policy and guidelines, develop and implement structures, systems and procedures to support volunteers in line with the agreed Policy.
  • Orient volunteers to increase their understanding of the organization mandate, principles, values and its services and the role and responsibilities of volunteers;
  • Ensure that volunteers are given appropriate training to be successful in their positions;
  • Establish and implement a process for evaluating the contribution of individual volunteers at the Branches;
  • Plan and implement formal and informal volunteer recognition activities to recognize the contribution of volunteers to the organization;
  • Ensure that volunteers work in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment;
  • Monitor and ensure that volunteer receive their monthly incentives.
  • Prepare and submit timely & quality accountabilities and reports in accordance with URCS standards and policies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Officer – Volunteer Management job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in SWASA, Community Development, Development Studies from a reputable academic institution;
  • Post-graduate qualification in Public Administration, Human Resource or a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Three years of experience in volunteer Management preferably with membership based organizations;
  • Previous work experience with large international or national humanitarian agency level preferably with governance structures;
  • Demonstrable capability in the development of Volunteer Engagement Strategy;
  • Experience in the recruitment, induction, motivation and management of volunteers
  • High level of integrity
  • Good knowledge of Grassroots Program Design, Management and Implementation.
  • Knowledge of planning and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of policy implementation.
  • Demonstrated creativity and productivity in resource mobilization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including well developed proposal and report writing skills

How to Apply:

All candidates who desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should send their filled application forms, download here and E-mail to: or mail via post to: The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 28th May 2018 by 5:00pm

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