Safety and Risk Management Advisor

Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council
Location:  Gaziantep – Turkey
Closing date: 08 Sep 2016

NRC’s Syria Response Programme is supported by multiple donors, including SDC, NMFA, ECHO, DFID and UNHCR.

Position overview:

The purpose of the Safety and Risk Management Advisor position is to develop and implement NRC Security Management System at national level, conduct Security Risk Analysis (SRA) according to minimum operational requirements (MOSS), minimize security risks to the operations of NRC, support, training, manage, control and develop security staff in all offices. Furthermore, prepare reports as required, and communicate and cooperate with relevant external security actors.

Ideal candidate profile: We are looking for a motivated dynamic candidate, with excellent leadership and management skills. Our preferred candidate is someone who has a minimum of 5 years of experience as a senior Security Advisor in a humanitarian/recovery context; Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts; fluency in English, both written and verbal is mandatory and Arabic language is preferred. Lastly, knowledge of the context in Syria is an asset.

Key Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

Work closely in conjunction with the Area Manager, Access Coordinator, Syria Security Advisor to inform programmatic strategy with regards to the Syria response and implementation

Facilitate information management and dissemination amongst the Syria Response Hubs

Provide quantitative and qualitative data to programme and support staff

Liaise with other research, analysis, and security professionals in so far as is necessary to support programmatic aims

Support SA’s contribution to security department’s recommendations on posturing and operations

Regular reporting to Regional SA in Amman and provision of qualitative and quantitative inputs and ad-hoc assigned tasks

Contract duration is 24 months

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

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

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.