Danish Refugee Council NGO Safety Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997.

DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants.

The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.

With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.

The Ethiopia Safety Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of the DRC safety risk management system (SRMS) in Ethiopia.

This will be done in close cooperation with the Ethiopia Country Director, the relevant Area Managers, and the Regional Safety Coordinator.


  • Assess safety risks for DRC-DDG programs in Ethiopia to facilitate program delivery.
  • Assessments will be undertaken as described in the DRC organizational handbook.
  • Facilitate the implementation of the SRMS, including undertaking minimum operating safety standards (MOSS) and safely level system (SLS) audits. Safety improvement plans (SIPs) will be drafted and followed up on.
  • Provide safety training to DRC staff in Addis Ababa and field sites.
  • Assist in developing and updating the safety management plans. Local safety rules (LSRs), standard operating procedures (SOPs) will need to be established and maintained.
  • Maintain current safety risk assessments (SRAs) for all DRC sites in Ethiopia.
  • Facilitate program access and continuity through the provision of dependable advice, regular sit-reps, and safety advisories, as needed.
  • Maintain relevant
    safety documentation, such as SOPs, LSRs, pre-arrival briefings and contingency plans, plus records of safety incident and training registers.
  • The online safety level system will be kept accurate for all program sites.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Country Director or Regional Safety Coordinator.

    In this position, you will also be expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

  • Striving for Excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the Lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating Integrity: Acting in line with DRC’s vision and values.

    Personal Specifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety Management or other related field &/or sustained period of directly relevant work experience (i.e. military, police, security management consultants).
  • Minimum three years spent with a humanitarian/development actor.
  • Background in safety and security training.
  • At least one year INGO/IO safety management experience.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Stable and robust character with excellent interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to train and convey information to non-safety personnel.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a commitment to humanitarian principles.
  • Fluency in English.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

    We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on our website under Vacancies.

    Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than September 14th, 2018.

    For more information and job application details, see; Danish Refugee Council NGO Safety Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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