Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Health Safety and Security Team Leader

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


Role and responsibilities

Specific responsibilities
- Monitor the Security situation in both camps and host areas and advise staff accordingly
- Support the Safety and Security Coordinator in the management and oversight of the guards,
including scheduling, inspection of relevant documentation (i.e. visitor books, inventory records)
and spot checks (including night shifts).Conduct offices fire drills and fleet audits in line with the
NRC HSS policy supervise, train and develop eventual security staff at host and camps level
- Ensure vehicle and staff movements are monitored according to procedures and that necessary
safety and security equipment are available and in good condition
-Ensure regular site visits to all NRC operations to review and address any identified new Safety and
security risks.
- Support the Safety and Security coordinator in the safety induction of Volunteers in host and IBVs in
-Support the Safety and Security Coordinator in ensuring all safety and security procedures are in
place, minimum standards are met, including refresher training and drills.
- Ensure HSS compliance through the right on-time reporting
- Ensure Incident reporting mechanism is in place and all incidents are uploaded on file
- Support the Safety and Security coordinator in ensuring health and safety awareness sessions in
both host and camp are delivered.

Generic responsibilities

1. Management of Safety and Security Team
2. Implement NRC’s safety and Security Policies and action plan at host and camps areas.
3. Ensure compliance with NRC policies, security tools, handbooks and guidelines
4. Conduct regular security and risk assessments to identify safety and security needs.
5. Train staff in all HSS mandatory trainings including (First aids training, regular briefings, HSS
inductions and other related trainings).
6. Facilitate host and camps staff evacuation in emergencies.
7. Liaise with UN agencies, NGOs and other external actors to gain security information
8. Ensure Capacity Building of project staff and transfer key skills
9. Prepare security updates and reports as required
10. Active promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards & principles
within NRC and amongst beneficiaries served by NRC

Critical interfaces
 By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units
or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

-Relevant implementation staff
-Others: Program
-Admin and Fleet
- Camps & Host

Scale and scope of position
- Staff: Managing 6 NRC guards and 76 hired guards
- Stakeholders:
- UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies)
- Budgets: NO
-Information: Office 365 –Intranet
- Legal or compliance: HSS Compliance

2. Competencies
Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organization to deliver desired results. They
are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following, two categories:

1. Professional competencies
- Similar working experience in a humanitarian/recovery context
- Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
- Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
- Fluency in both Arabic and English
Context related skills; knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position):
- Qualification requirement: Bachelor degree or equivalent
- Years of Experience: 3 - 5
- First degree or equivalent military/police qualification is preferred 

2. Behavioral competencies
- Handling insecure environments
- Analyzing
- Empowering and building trust
- Planning and delivering results

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Geneva leads NRC’s representation with the IASC and UN agencies, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to assist and protect vulnerable and displaced people during crises, especially in situations of conflict. Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in around 31 countries with approximately 14’000 staff. NRC employs a rights based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. NRC endeavors to secure the acceptance of local stakeholders for activities and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.

NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote the full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people; secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions. NRC Geneva, with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), are NRC’s primary presence in Geneva.

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