Safety Coordinator - Sudan (Merlin)

Location: Sudan

Closing date: 30 May

Salary and Benefits: £22,990 - £26,698 plus cost of living allowance of £4,646 per annum, insurance cover, accommodation, & flights.

The Safety Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and advising on safety management on all activities in the Darfur field programme, reporting to the CD who has overall decision-making responsibility.

He/she shall remain well briefed on all safety developments within the programme area and relevant developments within Darfur, Sudan and the global safety environment.

He/she will ensure that all activities are carried out with due regard to the safety environment.

He/she will ensure the senior management of the programme are well briefed and appropriately trained for the safety environment.

He/she shall revise and maintain the security policy for all field operations and locations, ensuring that it is rigorously observed.

Person Specification

  • Extensive experience in safety in international humanitarian situations including the routine handling of safety issues as well as relocation coordination, safety assessments, safety training.
  • Ability to work within the confines of a co-ordinating and advisory role and to build a consensus around safety issues
  • Ability to deal effectively within a humanitarian organisation and humanitarian crisis
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and supportive team skills plus proven ability to be flexible and remain calm in demanding situations.
  • Experience of management/supervisory responsibilities
  • Training/presentation skills
  • General practical competencies in radio communications (Motorola and CODAN) and satellite communications
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Ability to work in insecure and demanding environments
  • Diplomatic and an effective communicator at all levels
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work within varying cultural and political environments.
  • Excellent spoken and written English including the ability to summaries situation accurately and write reports

    To apply for this position:
    Please download an application form from Merlin website

    Completed applications should be emailed to applications[at] stating in the subject field the job title, country and reference number (if any).

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