Field Safety and Security Coordinator - South Sudan

Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council
Location: South Sudan
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

To ensure safety and security of NRC personnel, NRC assets and its image/reputation during field missions assigned to
Take the lead
Support the country Safety and Security Team

Job description
Conduct context, situational and risk analysis on assigned locations prior to deployment
Develop mission specific Safety and Security Management Plans that includes SOPs and Contingency Plans
Based on the Safety and Security Management plan ensure the team is fully equipped (for example; first aid kits, life vests if boat travel involved etc) for the mission.
Conduct pre-deployment trainings/briefings to all team members prior to each mission
Ensure compliance of NRC Safety and Security Management policies and procedures
While on deployment provide the RRT members daily situational updates and relevant safety and security advice in consultation with the team leader
As per country specific Safety and Security procedures provide the Juba security office with updates twice daily.
Ensure timely reporting of any security incidents and/or information that may lead to an incident which can negatively affect safety and security of NRC staff, assets, reputation and operations
Respond to and/or assist Team Leader to respond to any security incident or accident in the field involving any NRC staff, vehicle or asset and Rreport to NRC SA immediately
Assess training needs and organize relevant trainings for RRT members with the assistance of the Safety and Security Advisor
Build and maintain contacts with other security actors in the field and at Juba level and ensure operational linkages with other UN Agency and NGO partners involved in integrated missions as and when appropriate.
Submit to the Area Manager and Safety and Security Advisor a mission report at the end of each mission highlighting any changes to Context, Situation and Risk Assessments and to the SOPs and Contingency Plans used for the benefit of future missions.
Support the country Safety and Security Management Team by performing any other safety and security management related tasks delegated/approved by the NRC Security Advisor.
Report any and all protection concerns (general and/or related to NRC missions)to Security Advisor
Cover for Security Advisor in his absence
Ensure all team member are aware of the NRC Code of Conducts

Relevant university degree or higher education, preferably in security
4 years of experience from working in security management in a humanitarian/recovery context
Be conversant and have good understanding of the NRC and WFP security management procedures and the function of UNDSS in management of security of UN agencies.
Knowledge of the context in South Sudan
Experience in start-up, exit of programmes or similar
Solid understanding and experience in crisis/incident management and working in complex emergencies
Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Technical expertise in security management required
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

Education level
College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities
Ability to work under extremely stressful conditions, with very basic living conditions available.
Travel extensively and meet deadlines at very short notice
Ability to work with diplomacy, tact and sensitivity and experience in working within different cultural contexts requiring cultural sensitivity
Well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations and ability to work under pressure and in response to changing needs
Motivated and dedicated to NRC values and ways of working
High degree of creativity and initiating new ideas
Transparent and accountable
Managing resources to optimize results
Managing performance and development
Empowering and building trust
Handling insecure environments


We offer
Commencement as soon as possible
Salary is based on NRC general directions
Duty station-Field. Lots of travels between different field locations and Juba

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Deadline for application:24/05/2016