Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Health, Safety and Security Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

In 2012, when armed groups took control of Mali's northern regions, more than half a million Malians were displaced from their homes. Roughly 150,000 people fled to neighboring countries, and hundreds of thousands became displaced inside Mali.

In June 2015, a peace agreement was signed between the two major armed coalitions and the government. Since then, authorities have gradually returned to the north, providing basic services in the largest towns. But many remote areas still lack basic services, like healthcare and education. On top of this, conflicts have increased exponentially in the central regions.

While civilians who remain in their communities since the eruption of conflict in their regions face violence, poverty and/or Food Insecurity, the number of internally displaced persons continues to increase. More than 290,000 people fled their homes in northern and central Mali in 2020 due to intercommunal clashes, a rise in armed groups and military operations. Humanitarian needs are staggering: the country 2021 HRP estimates that over 5.9 million people are in need of assistance in 2021.

Mali is a Malaria prone zone and the country is facing Covid-19 pandemic with Bamako as the most affected city. The overall Security is volatile and the level of criminality is high in big cities.

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Promote and stimulate HSS Risk Management culture
  2. Provide Country management group (CMG) with strategic advice based on changes to the context
  3. Oversee and support national HSS risk management to staff, assets, operation and reputation of NRC
  4. Implement the NRC Global HSS Management System at national level and provide reports a required
  5. Develop and maintain national HSS documents and procedures incl. strategy and budget
  6. Act as an Adviser to CMT leader during a crisis and take lead as and when delegated
  7. Oversee and/or conduct Security Risk Analysis (SRA) and status reviews
  8. Manage HSS staff at country office
  9. Support context security assessment at Area level conducted by area HSS Officers
  10. Serve as Country Office COVID-19 management focal person
  11. Develop and share with CO and RO country weekly security context report
  12. Liaise with HOP and Finance Manager to ensure that Security needs and activities are adequately budgeted

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior HSS Manager in an international humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Substantial and demonstrated prior experience as a trainer
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal,
  • Professional qualifications or studies in general management, HSS and/or risk management
  • Prior work experience at the country level
  • Experience or qualifications in Humanitarian Access
  • Experience or qualifications in negotiations
  • Valid driver’s license
Personal Qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Initiating action and change
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Influencing
What we Offer

12 Months of full-time contract A Competitive salary and benefits Grade: 9 in NRC's grade structure Duty station: Bamako, DR Mali with 30% travel to the field Start date : 1 June 2021 An approved health certificate will be requested before the contract start!
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