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Policy and Advocacy Manager NGO Careers – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Policy and Advocacy Manager NGO Careers – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:   Policy and Advocacy Manager

Organisation: Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Grade:           UR 4

Reports to: Technically to Head Disaster Risk Management and Administratively to Head of Operations


About US:

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.


Job Summary:  The Policy and Advocacy Manager will specifically support the National Society in liaison with Head of Disaster Risk Management, Head of Operations, Head Communications, Partnerships & Resource Mobilization and other support functions in positioning the National Society Programme policy humanitarian interventions and long-term development work advocacy priorities at national level. He/she will provide leadership ensuring that the Uganda Red Cross Society’s voice is strategically heard in influencing practical steps towards sustain actions and resource mobilization.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • To be responsible for the policy intelligence, research and advocacy work for identified area/s of URCS policy work, in coordination with the specific departments.
  • To lead and develop the Uganda Red Cross Society influencing strategy
  • Provide guidance to the Uganda Red Cross Society team on good practice around power analysis, evidence based advocacy, public campaigning, effective messaging, risk assessment and ensuring the creation of clear and accessible tools and resources for teams to maximize their programme impact.
  • Support the Uganda Red Cross Society to develop effective networks, partnerships with multiple stakeholders for the effective delivery of campaign goals ensuring linkages at branch, national, regional and global level.
  • Support the URCS in the management, development and implementing policy and advocacy proposals relevant to the specific work areas agreed together with Project Team.
  • To analyse and monitor relevant legislation, policies, measures, projects and studies at URCS and national level, relevant to the designated policy area/s and produce policy briefings and analytical reports in consultation with the relevant working group/s.
  • To develop and implement advocacy strategies with the Office of the Prime minister, Government’s Ministries, Embassies, Donors, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Acadaemia, Private Sector, Special Groups, Cabinet, Parliament, DRR Platforms, UN bodies and CSOs towards the development of National Disaster Preparedness and Management Bill.
  • To represent URCS in key humanitarian and diplomacy platforms, building relationships with key institutions and strategic stakeholders, attending external meetings, collecting intelligence, and building alliances relevant to the different policy areas.
  • Conduct Stakeholder mapping, preparing problem analysis framework, identifying paths to influence stakeholders & key messages, creating detailed annual, monthly & weekly plans for advocacy/engagement activities towards the National Disaster Preparedness & Management Bill.
  • Organizing and coordinating advocacy/engagement activities including meetings, steering groups, campaign days, social media campaigns, media/radio broadcasts, conferences, workshops, progress reports.
  • Ensuring that advocacy activities are properly budgeted, documented and information is entered and stored effectively to facilitate effective monitoring and evaluation
  • Reporting and reviewing success and challenges to enable swift remedial action
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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Public policy, International relations, or International development.
  • Post graduate qualification in Law, Public policy, International relations, or International development will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years in policy legislation and advocacy work with Humanitarian and Developmental Agencies.
  • Experience in leading, designing, delivering, influencing, campaigning and advocacy programmes
  • Superb judgement that ensures the delivery of a cohesive strategy and policy, and grows URCS’ reputation in the country.
  • Ability to liaise with a wide range of people, both internally and externally at very senior levels with credibility, tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent organization and coordination skills
  • Sense of initiative and ability to be self-supporting
  • Ability to analyse, synthesize complex material
  • Ability to develop lobbying/advocacy strategies involving high level personnel.
  • Practical experiences with legislation processes in Uganda.
  • Ability to build relationships, networks and alliances
  • Excellent ability to communicate to a variety of audiences in writing and orally
  • Professional Computer literacy
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to cope with competing deadlines
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Presentation skills
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How to Apply:

Please send your filled application form, Download Here and attach your academic transcripts and certificates, filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; vacancies@redcrossug.org 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.

Email to: vacancies@redcrossug.org

When applying please indicate your preferred location.

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


Deadline: 23rd August 2021 at 5:00pm


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