Jan 14, 2016

Safety Trainer Roster

Employer: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Location: Global
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is recruiting members for the new Safety Trainer Roster. The aim of the Roster is to strengthen the capacity of DRC and partners to enable access in high risk environments.

Currently we are looking for highly qualified Safety Trainers as part of a Global Roving Safety Adviser team.

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, legal aid and a wide range of other protection assistance.

For deployment as per one of the four core elements mentioned below. The deployments can be short-term and long-term.

About the job
You will be part of a Roster associated with the HQ roving safety trainer/adviser team. The four core elements of the Roving Safety Trainer (RST) position are:

1) Training
This RST team is responsible for implementing a variety of safety training courses that strengthen the preparedness and response of staff in hostile and hazardous environments in line with the DRC Global Safety Policy.

a) Hazardous Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)
b) Crisis/Incident Management Training (CMT/IMT)
c) Family Liaison Officer Training (FLO)
d) Personal Awareness Safety Training (PAST)

The RST will also conduct other training elements such as guard training, driver training, first aid training and other types of training courses as required to strengthen the preparedness and response of all DRC programmes.

2) Surge Capacity
The nature of our work means that programmes at times require additional support for a shorter period of time. The surge capacity would be either as support to the in-country or regional safety adviser or in a programme that require on the ground safety support for a shorter period. The latter can be in connection with close-down of a programme, upcoming elections, or other.

3) Emergency Response
With the establishment of the Division of Emergency, Safety and Surge Capacity (DESS) DRC has a strong emphasis on being able to provide emergency response. In an emergency response the safety situation has most likely deteriorated and the need for improved safety structures are greater than normal. At the same time the need on the ground for the humanitarian aid to reach the beneficiaries is also greater than normal and it’s critical for the safety unit to be able to facilitate safe access. The RST will support emergency responses through rapid deployment, context specific training, input on required equipment, formulating/providing input to funding proposals and more.

4) Quality Assurance
The RST will also conduct quality assurance on a country or regional safety set-up to be able to provide recommendations on Best Practice in connection with the implementation of the DRC Safety Risk Management System. The RST work son close coordination with the DRC Operations Section and the CAST team to ensure that the guidelines in the Global Policy are implemented and reviewed.

About you
The following general qualifications are taken into consideration as a requirement for membership of the Roster:
University or higher degree in relevant discipline
At least 5 years’ experience working with NGOs and/or international agencies on similar duties
INGO Safety Management Experience with a proven ability to develop and implement effective and contextualized protocols and systems
Previous experience as a trainer/instructor/teacher
Proven experience with delivering safety-related training
Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
Proven ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
Excellent communication skills, and fluent in written and spoken English. Fluency in French or Arabic is desirable.
If selected based on your CV and your application you will be invited for an interview. If you are successful in the interview you will be added to the roster and will attend a Safety Adviser Certification course and a DRC Train-the-Trainer course.

We offer
DRC will offer the successful applicant a place on the DRC Safety Trainer Roster for a minimum of 12 months staring from placement on the Roster.
Salary and conditions during deployment will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level A9-11 depending on proven experience.

Application process
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk
Applications close 17 January 2016. The interviews are expected to take place shortly thereafter.

Need further information?
For more details on this position please contact Liban Holm at Liban.holm@drc.dk
Please note that applications sent directly to Liban Holm will not be considered.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.dk

About DRC
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than twenty five countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

The protection and assistance to conflict affected population is provided within a long-term, regional and rights-based approach in order to constitute a coherent and effective response to the challenges posed by today’s conflicts. Assistance consists of relief and other humanitarian aid, rehabilitation, support to return and repatriation as well as promotion of long-term solutions to displacement and its causes. In addition, support and capacity building of local and national authorities and NGOs form an integral part of DRC’s work.

Application due:

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Liban Holm: liban.holm@drc.dk