Norwegian Refugee Council Staff Safety Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Norwegian Refugee Council Staff Safety Manager

Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 224190

Category: Security

Location: Addis Ababa with travel to the fields, Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time


Job Description

Being an employee of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Ethiopia the Staff Safety Manager is expected to represent NRC in a responsible manner and always act in accordance with NRC’s Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is present in five regions in Ethiopia, providing refugees and internally displaced people with emergency relief and help them to rebuild their lives.

NRC works within the sectors of Education, Shelter, WASH, Livelihood and Food Security, ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), and Child Protection.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Generic responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the NRC Security Management Systems and Procedures at national level
  • Review NRC Security Management Systems and Procedures and revise based on changes to the context
  • Provide Country Management Group (CMG) with strategic advice based on changes to the context
  • Ensure all staff, mainly CMG are fully aware of security context of the country and all operational areas.
  • Act as an adviser to CMG leader during a crisis and take lead as and when delegated
  • Minimize/mitigate security risks to staff, assets, operations and image of NRC
  • Management of security staff at country office
  • Support, train and capacity build security staff in all offices
  • Ensure all staff receive context specific safety and security related trainings
  • Prepare reports as required
  • Ensure NRC is a proactive member of security coordination mechanisms in national and field level
  • Ensure NRC has sufficient funds to cover for safety and security costs

    Specific responsibilities:

  • Conduct Security Risk Analysis (SRA) for country as well as individual operational areas and revise these periodically according to minimum operational requirements (MOSS)
  • Update MOSS compliance score cards on a monthly basis
  • Ensure all staff have completed UN’s “Basic Security in The Field” and “Advanced Security in the Filed” online courses
  • Ensure all staff have received Hostile Environment Individual Security Training (HEIST)
    and first aid training
  • Carry out daily and weekly situational analysis and provide strategic advice to Country Director and Country Management Group accordingly
  • Oversee and provide necessary advice on developing safety and security plans for Rapid Response Missions
  • Take part in Go/No Go meetings providing inputs to new proposals/concept notes/budgets
  • Compile and send weekly reports to HQ
  • Be an active member of NGO security coordination mechanisms in national level and ensure field offices do the same.
  • Ensure internal information gathering, storing and sharing systems are in place
  • Maintain a database of contacts at national level and field level that could be useful during negotiations and crises situations.
  • Ensure all field offices are compliance with MOSS by carrying out periodic audits
  • Ensure all offices are fully equipped to monitor movements, respond to emergencies i.e.- medical, hibernation, relocation/evacuation etc.

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications and Competences:

  • Graduate with the minimum of 5 years of experience as a senior Security Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context

  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Knowledge of the context in Ethiopia, proven writing and reporting skills

    Behavioral competencies:

  • Managing resources to optimise results

  • Handling insecure environments

  • Communicating with impact and respect

  • Planning and delivering results

  • Empowering and building trust

  • Managing performance and development

    How to Apply

    All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send in their application letters including updated curriculum vitae with day-time telephone number and contact details of three work-related referees only through

    OR (If it is possible, attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials). Applications should reach NRC latest by October 11, 2019.

    NB: only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    “Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as NRC offers attractive salary and benefit with on-the-job training opportunities!”

    Norwegian Refugee Council Staff Safety Manager
    Jobs in Ethiopia

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