Health Safety and Security Coordinator (Kosti) – NRC
|The Norwegian Refugee Council
|Health, Safety and Security
|Kosti Country Office
|01/02/2024, 12:04 PM
|01/16/2024, 12:04 PM
The purpose of the HSS Coordinator position is to help coordinate HSS risk management across NRC’s Areas of Operations in Sudan. This includes developing and updating HSS strategies, plans, and SOPs, as well as coordinating HSS mitigation measures for safe and secure program access.
- Develop, review, update, and implement the NRC HSS Management Systems and Procedures
- Update and review existing Security Risk Assessments (SRAs), and develop Rapid SRAs for new locations as needed
- Monitor, review, and ensure offices maintain Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS)
- Minimize/mitigate security risks to staff, assets, operations, and image of NRC
- Management of HSS staff in the Country Office, including guards
- Support, train, and capacity-build security staff in all offices
- Prepare reports as required
- Liaise with other humanitarian actors on HSS-related issues
- Ensure all staff receive health, safety, and security-related training, briefings, and inductions
- Act as an adviser to the HSS Manager during a crisis.
- Ensure all NRC operations in Sudan comply with all NRC HSS Minimum requirements, such as MOISS and MOSS
- Support HSS Manager to review and update SRAs, identify HSS requirements, and assess if all NRC locations are compliant with NRC HSS Risk Management standards.
- Facilitate implementation and adherence to Sudan-specific SOPs, guidelines, and plans (such as Security Management Plan, Hibernation Relocation and evacuation Plan,, and Medical Emergency Response Plan)
- Support the budgeting process for inclusion of HSS costs; guided by SRA findings and operational needs
- Help develop Sudan’s HSS training strategy, schedule, and lesson plans
- Deliver HSS training by schedule and timeline, including administrative and logistical tasks about the planning, development, and execution of training
- Regular contextual reporting to the HSS Manager, including analysis of potential HSS concerns and conflict dynamics
- Provide regular situational HSS updates/alerts/advisories to staff and operate the all-staff WhatsApp groups on HSS updates and HSS movement tracking
- Provide support and leadership for AO HSS Officers and Assistants in tasks such as compliance, stakeholder engagement, and access negotiations in line with program requirements
- Take on the role of Acting HSS Manager, whenever they are out of office on leave or travels.
These are skills, knowledge, and experience that are important for effective performance.
Generic professional competencies:
- Bachelor’s degree in international relations, conflict dynamics, political science, or a similarly related field
- Minimum five years experience working as a Security Officer or Coordinator in a humanitarian or development context
- Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts
- Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
- Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
- Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal
Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:
- Strong knowledge and demonstrable ability to analyze the situational dynamics in Sudan
- Good understanding of HSS management in the humanitarian context, including physical security
- Good understanding and experience in playing the HSS role as an enabling function of program support
- Extensive experience cultivating relationships across sectors and communities
- Completed undergraduate study/ graduated from university in relevant field
These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their jobs. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioral competencies, and the following are essential for this position:
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Robust and independent problem-solving abilities
- Managing resources to optimize results
- Managing performance and development
- Handling complex environments
- Empowering and building trust in teams
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve the international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas, or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety, and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.