Danish Refugee Council Country Safety Advisor Jobs in Nigeria
Danish Refugee Council Country Safety Advisor Jobs in Nigeria
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world.
DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, and wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations.
Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.
Nigeria’s northeast is currently experiencing a significant humanitarian crisis, which has been the result of the ongoing-armed conflict between Boko Haram, the Nigerian military and the Multi-National Task Force in the north-east
An estimated 10 million people in Nigeria are affected by the conflict and other factors, which has led to a state of emergency being declared in three North-Eastern states and spill-over effects into neighboring countries.Conduct regular Safety Risk Assessments (SRA) for each programme area pursuant to DRC Safety Policy
Provide quality control for SRAs
Safety Improvement Plans:
Based on the SRA, advise programmes on achievable and cost-effective mitigation measures through the development of contextualized Safety Improvement Plans
Supervise and monitor the progress of Safety Improvement Plans
Minimum Operating Safety Standards (MOSS)
Ensure Nigeria is compliant with the DRC global MOSS
Based on the SRA, advise programmes on context specific MOSS requirements
Monitor programme compliance with MOSS
Local Safety Rules (LSR):
Based on the SRA and MOSS, ensure all areas have updated LSR
Ensure all staff are provided with a copy of the LSR and are briefed on their responsibilities
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs):
Ensure each programme area has appropriate SOPs developed and implemented
Monitor compliance with SOPs
Contingency Plans (CPs):
Facilitate the development of context-specific contingency plans for each programme area
Support Incident Management Teams (IMTs) with the implementation of contingency plans
Conduct regular reviews with IMTs to ensure CPs are up to date, realistic and understood
Conduct - or facilitate the delivery of - safety training for staff at all levels
Ensure watchmen and guards are trained and aware of their responsibilities, in accordance with the SOPs governing access control Liaison
Develop a network of contacts through other NGOs, UNDSS, Government agencies and other useful contacts
Act as the primary representative for DRC Nigeria on safety matters
Crisis and Critical Incident Management:
Act as the Country level coordinator for the Incident Management Team (IMT)
Ensure IMT members are aware of their responsibilities
Ensure IMT logs are maintained and updated as required
Advise the IMT at country and area levels on safety related issues
Act as the primary point of contact for safety related matters with the Regional Office and other local actors (UNDSS, etc)
Conduct after action reviews of all critical incidents to facilitate organizational learning
Information Management and Reporting:
Maintain detailed soft and hard copy files of all relevant safety documents
Monitor the overall situation and provide regular situation reports
Maintain an up-to-date incident tracking database
Provide staff with relevant and concise safety related information and analysis, both through external and internal reports, publications, etc
Coordinate the submission of Safety Incident Reports and ensure that all SIRs are completed within 48 hours of an incident occurring
Conduct post-incident inquiries, if required, and monitor compliance with action points on SIRs
Ensure an up-to-date visitor briefing package is provided to all visitors and international staff
Conduct safety briefings for all visitors and international staff at the country level; at the field level, ensure that individual areas do the same
Provide briefings on thematic and specific issues, as requested by the Country Director or Regional Safety Advisor (RSA)
Ensure compliance with the Field Travel SOP
Assist with the planning of field travel, including briefing escorts if required
Act as the focal point for issues related to armed escorts
When required, manager and coordinate field travel
At least 3 years’ experience working with NGOs and/or other international agencies
Experience working in the designated area of operations (West Africa)
Management and/or supervisory experience within an NGO
Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
Stable, moral and robust character and a good team-player
Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humour
Proven commitment to accountability practices.
Emergency First Aid qualification (within the last year)
Training in safety, fire and evacuation procedures
Training in safety and disaster management
NGO/UN Security Management experience
Military/Police experience (those with officer-level or senior non-commissioned officer rank should apply)
Bachelor's Degree in relevant area of study
Master's Degree preferred
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 6th January, 2019.
For more information and job application details, see; Danish Refugee Council Country Safety Advisor Jobs in Nigeria
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