Regional Risk Management Advisor

Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council
Location: Middle East

Do you have a proven high-level knowledge of risk management practices and principles and minimum 5 years’ experience in a relevant field of identifying key risk areas from complex material or information? Do you have Solid experience of working internationally, whether in corporate, UN or INGO sector?

If you have a good overview of the risks in the Middle East region, and you are an expert in organizational safety, risk mitigation measures, access assessments, and compliance then you would be interested in our announced position with one of the world's most effective and respected Humanitarian Organizations for a Regional Risk Management Advisor, based in Amman with 40% travel in the middle east region.

Region Background:

NRC in the Middle East is responding to the Syria and Iraq crisis, assisting refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq as well as the displaced. NRC also works in Palestine and with Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. NRC works in shelter, emergency distributions, education, water and sanitation and legal assistance. Our response on the ground has grown rapidly with the dramatic rise in displacement and we now have over 3,000 staff members working on the NRC regional response.

Purpose of Position:

The purpose of this position is to support the Regional Senior Management Group to strengthen organisational risk management by aiding in the early identification, assessment and efficient management of identified key organisational risks. This includes undertaking and leading on specified projects in country offices that work towards mitigating those key organisational risks.

Our Ideal Candidate:

Someone who is searching for his next challenge in the risk assessment field, and enthusiastic about supporting NRC’s regional senior management team in identifying organizational risks including inside Syria.

An independent, pragmatic, and influencing person who will be working with NRC offices across the Middle East Region.

Effective communication and attention to details while being able to include the bigger regional picture.

A systematic, organized, and analytical person.

Knowledge of the Middle East region and Arabic language are highly desirable.

Job tasks and responsibilities:

Ensure a strategic approach to organisational risk management in the region

Support the Regional Senior Management Group in the implementation of regional strategies and initiatives

Foster a risk management culture throughout NRC operations in the Middle East

Support the effective implementation of, and compliance with organisational policies

Document results and feed into NRC global approach to risk management

Coordinate the NRC risk management systems within the region, ensuring working effectively to identify, evaluate, minimise and mitigate risk

Develop, monitor and supporting risk reduction plans to be implemented by the owners of risks (normally Country Directors)

Contribute to the development of adequate control mechanisms of NRC operations in the region

Undertake specific risk management related projects and tasks as required

We offer a 12 months contract.

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and condition.

Duty station: Amman (Family Duty Station)

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early as the selection process may begin prior to the vacancy deadline.

NB: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location in the "Company name" field for both company and location.

Note: NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.