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Norwegian Refugee Council Regional Head of Safety and Security Jobs in Kenya

Closing Date 19th June 2016

Job Description

  • Generic responsibilities
  • Responsible for adherence to relevant NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
  • Accountable for advising the RD and Country Security Advisors (CSAs) on security risk management (SRM), in line with established NRC SRM policies, standards and procedures (as defined by the HO Security Section)
  • Accountable for reviews and feedback to CSAs on all security products (plans, reports, assessments etc.) to ensure they comply with NRC standards and ensure copies are sent to HO Security for filing. Acts as the technical reference/resource for the RD and CSAs within the region.
  • Serves as a member of the regional crisis management team, deploys to support country crisis teams within the region upon request, and contributes to the development of crisis management capacity within the region.
  • Accountable for maintaining a general overview of the security context within the region and briefs regional management on key security development and emerging threats within the region.
  • Acts as technical resource during the recruitment of CSAs within the region.
  • Provides quality control to country and regional office compliance with the NRC SRM policy and informs RD in case of non-compliance.
  • Accountable for monitoring and support to the implementation of global Security initiatives from HO.
  • Accountable for reporting according to NRC reporting intervals compliance scores/issues to the RD and HO. Follows-up on compliance issue raised by the RD and/or HO and travels to conduct verifications upon request.
  • Training and mentoring of new CSAs in the region on NRC’s policies and systems relating to risk assessment, day-to-day operational security, and crisis management.
  • Responsible for a management culture, a working and learning environment in line with NRC's values and leadership/management framework
  • Specific Responsibilities
  • Direct responsibility for security risk management and day-to-day security support to areas managed directly from the RO (Uganda, Djibouti, Tanzania and Eritrea) as well as oversight to security risk management and day-to-day security in countries without Security Advisor (Ethiopia, Kenya)
  • Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen have in-country security advisors, but in case of prolonged absence/gaps Regional Head of Security assumes responsibility for security risk management support to CD


  • Minimum 5 years of experience within the humanitarian staff Safety and Security sector
  • Specialist knowledge and expertise equivalent to an advanced university degree in Civilian safety and Security qualification
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and sense of humor
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the region, sometimes with little advance notice
    International field experience in one of the organization’s relevant technical sector is a plus.
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English both written and verbal
  • Context related skills, knowledge and experience
  • Expertise/knowledge about the Horn of Africa region

    Education Field
  • Industrial safety / Civil defence

    Education Level
  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal Qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Analysing
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Coping with change

    We Offer

  • Duty station: Nairobi with 40% travel to Country Offices
  • Contract period: 24 Months with possibility of extension
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Nairobi.
  • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
  • 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.

    For more information and job application details, see; Norwegian Refugee Council Regional Head of Safety and Security Jobs in Kenya

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