Health Safety and Security Coordinator – NRC


About NRC

The Norwegian Refugee Council has an interesting and rewarding opportunity to be part of our newest country of operation – Sudan.
The NRC has recently re-registered to operate in Sudan, and is currently in the country start-up phase, conducting assessments and designing the first steps of the program. The focus will be given to people displaced by conflict, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and potential geographical areas of work will be Khartoum state, South Kordofan, and the Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States. 

As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring a Logistics Officer to be part of establishing NRC’s program in Sudan. 

Job Description

 Health, Safety & Security Coordinator Alfasher Area Office (National Position)

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification3306
Job CategoryHealth, Safety and Security
Apply Before05/10/2021, 00:47
Degree LevelBachelor’s Degree
Job ScheduleFull time

Health, Safety & Security Coordinator Alfasher Area Office (National Position)

P.S: Please ensure that you fill in all details before submitting your application on NRC people (Oracle HR). Empty and incomplete applications will not be considered.

NRC resumed operations in Sudan in 2020, providing humanitarian assistance, protection, and durable solutions. Our country programme integrates all of NRC’s six core competencies (camp management, education, ICLA, livelihoods, shelter, and WASH), and provides a rapid response capacity (including for the recent refugee emergency in eastern Sudan), and thematic capacities for cash and markets-based approaches, advocacy, digital modes of assistance, and co-leading various technical and strategic coordination platforms.

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the Security Coordinator position is to coordinate Security risk management. This includes developing and updating Security strategies, plans and SOPs. It also includes coordinating Security 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 Security 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 assessing new areas that are identified as priority
  4. Minimize/mitigate security risks to staff, assets, operations and image of NRC
  5. Management of security staff at 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 Security -related issues
  9. Ensure all staff receive security related trainings
  10. Act as an adviser to CMG leader during a crisis

Specific responsibilities

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

Our Ideal Candidate:

Bachelor’s degree in international relations/conflict dynamics or related field with minimum five years’ experience of working as a Security Coordinator in a humanitarian or development context. Previous experience of working in complex and volatile contexts. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile

Technical management expertise relevant to the role. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. Fluency in English and Arabic both written and verbal. Preferable to be from Alfasher area. 

We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.

In this position, you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.


Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Alfasher with almost 40% travel.

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable. 

About us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 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 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 requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment. 

The NRC headquarters is located in Oslo and has about 280 employees. Additionally the organisation has a presence in Brussels, Geneva, Washington, D.C., Berlin, London and Addis Ababa. NRC was established in 1946 under the name “Europahjelpen” (“Aid to Europe”), to assist refugees in Europe after World War II.

For jobs from The Norwegian Refugee Council visit: NRC Jobs Page

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