Health, Safety and Security Coordinator(Darfur) – NRC

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification13228
Job CategoryHealth, Safety and Security
Posting Date01/31/2024, 12:43 PM
Apply Before02/14/2024, 12:43 PM
Job ScheduleFull time

The purpose of the HSS Coordinator position is to coordinate HSS risk management. This includes developing and updating HSS strategies, plans, and SOPs. It also includes coordinating HSS risk mitigation measures for safe and secure program access.

The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan.

  1. Develop, review, update, and implement the NRC HSS Management Systems and Procedures
  2. Conduct Security Risk Analyses (SRAs) according to minimum operational requirements (MOSS)
  3. Contribute to the start-up country strategy development by assessing new areas that are identified as priority
  4. Minimize/mitigate security risks to staff, assets, operations, and the image of NRC
  5. Management of security staff at the country office
  6. Support, train, and capacity-build security staff in all offices
  7. Prepare reports as required
  8. Liaise with other humanitarian actors on HSS-related issues
  9. Ensure all staff receive health, safety, and security-related training
  10. Act as an adviser to the CMG leader during a crisis 

Specific responsibilities

  1. Conduct regular SRAs to identify HSS requirements and to assess if all NRC locations are compliant with NRC HSS Risk Management standards.
  2. Facilitate implementation and adherence to Sudan-specific SOPs, guidelines, and plans (such as Security Management Plan, Hibernation Relocation & Evacuation Plan, and Medical Emergency Plan)
  3. Support Area office and field offices in achieving HSS compliance; including producing a regular status report for CMG
  4. Participate in scoping/assessment missions to expand the operational capacity of NRC across the country
  5. Support the budgeting process for inclusion of HSS costs; guided by SRA findings and operational needs
  6. Present HSS issues including briefs on context and changes in context
  7. Periodic and ad-hoc reporting to the Area Lead (and the Country HSS Manager) including analysis of potential HSS concerns and conflict dynamics
  8. Provide regular situational HSS updates/alerts/advisories to staff and operate the all-staff WhatsApp groups on HSS updates and HSS movement tracking
  9. Ensure new staff, visitors, and staff returning from leave receive HSS briefings within 24 hours of arrival
  10. Provide HSS input in program planning processes, and coordinate and align HSS support with program plans at the Country level
  11. Design, deliver, or facilitate HSS training and awareness sessions to all staff, ensuring that mandatory HSS training (as identified in the Security Management Plan) is delivered
  12. Provide technical support and capacity building of HSS staff as well as outsourced guards
  13. Leadership of HSS Officers and Assistants in tasks such as SRAs, training, stakeholder engagement, and access negotiations in line with program requirements
  14. Ensure the Monthly HSS report submissions are compiled and submitted to the Head Office

Professional competencies 

These are skills, knowledge, and experience that are important for effective performance. 

Generic professional competencies: 

  1. Bachelor’s degree in international relations/conflict dynamics or related field
  2. Minimum three years experience of working as a Security Officer or Coordinator in a humanitarian or development context
  3. Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  4. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  5. Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  6. Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience: 

  1. Strong knowledge and demonstrable ability to analyze the situational dynamics in Sudan and specifically in Darfur. 
  2. Good understanding of HSS management in the humanitarian context, including physical security
  3. Good understanding and experience in playing the HSS role as an enabling function of program support
  4. Extensive experience cultivating relationships across sectors and communities
  5. Completed undergraduate study/ graduated from university in relevant field

Behavioral competencies

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:

  1. Strong interpersonal skills
  2. Robust and independent problem-solving abilities
  3. Managing resources to optimize results
  4. Managing performance and development
  5. Handling complex environments
  6. 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.

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