May 17, 2016

Safety and Security Consultant

Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council
Location: South Sudan
Closing date: 27 May 2016

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

Due to the complexity of the situation on the ground there is a need for Safety and Security staff to be deployed with the Rapid Response Teams (RRT) currently carrying out missions in hard to reach areas. The missions are currently being supported by the NRC/WFP food distribution teams.
The main role of the safety and Security consultant will be to cover for an interim vacant position under recruitment and support the Distribution teams on security related matters.

Job description
Specific Responsbilites:

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 Security Advisor immediately.
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.
Relevant university degree or higher education, preferably in security related field.
4 years of experience from working in security management in a humanitarian/recovery context.
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,
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
Three (3) months contract
Commencement: ASAP, shortlisting and Interviews will continue as applications are received.
Pay based on NRC South Sudan consultancy rates.