DRC NGO Country Safety Officer Jobs in Uganda

DRC NGO Country Safety Officer Jobs in Uganda

Job title: Country Safety Officer

Reporting to: Country Director Uganda

Technical line manager: Regional Safety Coordinator

Location: Kampala

Overall purpose of the role:

The country safety officer is responsible for the implementation of the DRC safety risk management system (SRMS) throughout DRC’s areas of operation in Uganda.

This is done in close cooperation with the DRC Uganda country director, DRC Uganda area managers and safety focal points, and the regional safety coordinator.

Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assess safety risks for the DRC Uganda country program to facilitate program delivery.
  • Assessments will be undertaken as described in the DRC organizational handbook.
  • Ensure that MOSS and SLS audits (minimum operating safety standards & safely level system) are regularly completed, with the input of the area managers and other senior staff.
  • Assist in developing and updating the local safety rules (LSRs), standard operating procedures (SOPs), and critical incident management plans (CIMPs).
  • Train local staff and safety focal points (SFPs), including in basic safety training (B-Safe). Train drivers and, where needed, guards at DRC sites.
  • Ensure that safety improvement plans (SIPs) are present for all DRC Uganda sites, and kept current.
  • Facilitate programme 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 and CIMPs, plus data and records, including training. The online safety level system will be kept accurate for all program sites.
  • Ensure that the pre-arrival safety briefings and LSRs are kept current and shared with all visitors and new staff.
  • Processing all travel clearance requests (TCRs) for DRC Uganda.
  • Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
  • Minimum two years spent with a humanitarian/development actor, either in a safety/security role or with a strong interest in safety/security.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Experience with delivering safety-related trainings to NGO staff.
  • Stable and robust character with good interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills.
  • Strong initiative and
    self-motivated, with a commitment to humanitarian principles.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field


  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in regional languages, such as Swahili and French, would be an asset.

    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 www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 15th November 2019.

    Equal Opportunity

    Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

    Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees.

    We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

    DRC as an employer

    By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
    Professionalism, impact & expertise
    Humanitarian approach & the work we do
    Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
    Culture, values & strong leadership
    Fair compensation & continuous development

    Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC.

    DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

    DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

    If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.

    DRC NGO Country Safety Officer Jobs in Uganda

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