Feb 3, 2016

Safety and Security Officer, Libya (Nationals only)

Employer: Danish Refugee Council
Location: Libya
Closing date February 17, 2016


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an International non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. The Danish Demining Group (DDG) is the mine action and armed violence reduction unit within DRC and focuses on freeing communities from the fear of mines, explosive remnants of war and armed violence.
Danish Refugee Council/ Danish Demining Group has been operational in Libya and Tunisia since 2011 focusing on the protection of the displaced and conflict-affected population. This includes IDPs, refugees and asylum seekers and the Libyan population affected by Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). DRC/DDG has its head office in Tripoli and field offices in Zarzis (Tunisia) and Sabha.

In Libya the main ERW contamination of concern resulted from the recurrent fighting and the wide spread use of small arms and light weapons particularly in urban areas following the 2011 revolution. NATO has also bombed numerous Ammunition Storage Areas (ASAs) to oust Gadhafi, which resulted in some cases in partial destruction and the ‘kicking out’ of Unexploded Ordnances (UXO). The recent contamination adds to the Gadhafi-era minefields around some ASAs and along the border with Chad, and to the extensive minefields from WWII, all of which impose great risks to human safety and security of the local communities.

The Safety Officer will be responsible for advising and assisting the Safety Officer the Country Staff to develop and implement the DRC Safety Risk Management (SRM) system for both DRC and DDG programs. The Safety Officer will report to the Tripoli Logistics Officer

Duties and responsibilities:

Facilitate country-level Risk Assessments (RAs) and support the implementation of mitigation measures.
Manage the Safety Level System (SLS) for the country, including approving Safety Levels and ensuring programs submit accurate and timely SLS assessments
Assist in the development of contextualized risk management policies, protocols and procedures
Facilitate program access and continuity through the provision of informed advice.
Manage safety related information and provide regular analysis and reporting through country situation reports and advisories
Maintain relevant safety documentation, data and records (training register, incident tracking, etc)
Develop, support and facilitate/deliver safety-related training in conjunction with country-based safety staff.
Mentor and provide technical supervision to DRC and DDG SFPs and other staff with safety management responsibilities
Carry out quality control and compliance audits of safety-related policies, protocols, procedures and regulations, including MOSS audits
Act as the focal point for the procurement of safety-related equipment, facilities and other resources
Security reporting. Develop an integrated country safety report on a monthly basis
Any other duties as directed by the Safety Advisor

Essential qualifications
At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position in Libya.
Strong analytical and communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English
Fluency in written and spoken Arabic.
Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office (particularly Excel and Word)
Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures
Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high workload and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
Proven record of training of national staff and ability to train and mentor national counterparts
Diplomatic, patient and persistent.
Experience of proactively identifying and addressing issues
An understanding of and commitment to DRC’s mission and values

Desirable qualifications
Knowledge of Humanitarian Mina Action approaches
Well connected with Libyan power brokers; Government, tribal, military, economic and local leaders

Preferably already a resident of Tripoli; if not then the candidate should be willing to relocate on long-term basis

If you are interested, please apply by clicking here, deadline February 17th 2016

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.