Aug 30, 2016

Safety Trainee - Erbil

Employer:Danish Refugee Council
Location: Iraq

About the job

DRC Iraq is seeking a Safety Trainee to support operations country­wide. The ideal candidate is a
talented young professional eager for an early field experience, ready and willing to engage a steep
learning curve who possesses outstanding communication skills, solid research and analysis capability and is
comfortable working with team members of various backgrounds. With this position DRC offers an excellent opportunity for learning, broadened horizons, new skills and intercultural experience and a boost to take your career dreams to the next level.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in the drafting of advisories, guidance letters, addendum commentary to external reports and
other ad hoc documentation to raise awareness and effectively inform operations.

Assist in conveying procedures to staff to include presentations and trainings.
Assist in the completion of regular tasks such as updating of minimum operational safety standards
(MOSS), safety level ratings for all locations in Iraq and compilation of safety incident report data.
In concert with Safety staff, update safety documents such as local safety rules and pre­arrival

Assist in the drafting and editing of safety assessments as required of office spaces, guesthouses
and warehouses to include the devising possible mitigation measures.
Serve as a point of contact for safety internally for DRC Iraq staff and externally with the Regional
office and others as required.
Make regular visits to field sites within DRC Iraq areas of operations.

About you

To be successful in this role you must have:
Essential qualifications, attributes and experience:
Humility and a personal commitment to professional growth.
Naturally inquisitive and dedicated to developing a well ­rounded understanding the local contexts of Iraq.
Strong communication skills, able to present material in the form of formal and informal briefs.
Strong analytical and research skills with commensurate writing ability to provide practical conflict
analysis that effectively enables safe access.
Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well with team members of various backgrounds.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (political science, peace & conflict studies, history, etc.).
Naturally proactive with foresight, inclined to take initiative within guidance provided by line
Strong organizational skills and well­versed in data management.
Acquainted with existing threats in Iraq and willing to live/travel to its various conflict­affected

Preferred qualifications, attributes and experience:
Experience working practically on safety­related documentation such as analysis and exposure topolicies, plans and procedures.
Traveled in the Middle East.
A functional understanding of the cultural and political context of Iraq.
Master’s degree in relevant discipline (political science, peace & conflict studies, history, etc.).

Competency profile:
Analytical skills
Teamwork skills
Result­ oriented and accountability
Languages: Fluent English with strong written and verbal skills. Arabic/Kurdish proficiency a plus

We offer
DRC will offer the successful applicant a 6 months contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work as soon as possible and be willing and able to work in Erbil, Iraq and travel all over KRI (including Dohuk and Kirkuk). Candidates available to start immediately will be given a priority in the selection.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dkunder Vacancies. This position will be placed at A20 and amount of field allowance will be determined based on experience and qualifications of selected candidate. In addition to the field allowance DRC will provide shared accommodation in country, full insurance package and will cover flights. R&R cycle is every 12 weeks.


Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by following this link
All applicants must send an updated CV (no longer than two pages) and cover letter written according to the directions below.

Your cover letter will answer the following questions:

What do you hope to gain from working for DRC in this position?

What skills and experience do you possess that make you a strong candidate for the position? What is your earliest availability?

What are your motivations for working and living in Iraq?

All application materials must be in the same language as this vacancy notice. CV only applications will be immediately disqualified.

Applications will be handled on a rolling basis. Candidates chosen to advance to the next level will be invited to take a short written test. Interviews will then be granted based on the merits of this test.