Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Security Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of the Security Coordinator is to coordinate the security functions at an Area Office and support the Area Manager on security related issues. 

For more information about this position , please click on Job Description and NRC Grade Structure.

Generic responsibilities:

Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, procedures, and SOPs/guidelines Ensure adherence to Security and Risk Management policy and procedures Coordinate and assist with budgets and costs for the Area office’s shared costs and support functions Provide security support in the training and development of staff Provide high quality security support to project implementation at Area and field office level   Hold regular meetings with key external partners and stakeholders, included but not limited to, the UN, ANSF, community representatives and other actors impacting on safety and security  Promote NRC’s image as a neutral, independent, and impartial humanitarian actor Provide input on security in Area planning, and to coordinate and align security support with program plans at Area level Responsible for implementation of country-specific SOPs, guidelines, and plans (such as Security Management Plan, Contingency Plans and Medical Evacuation Plans), including physical security, in across all NRC offices in the Area

Specific responsibilities:

Oversight and implementation of Security Management Plan, SOPs, and associated documents at Area level Representing safety and security issues at AMT level, as well as support the Area Manager on security issues Periodic and ad-hoc reporting to Area Managers and Security Manager, including Analysis of conflict dynamics, actor Mapping and external source liaison Leadership of Security Officers and Assistants in tasks such as SRAs, training, stakeholder engagement and access negotiations in line with Program requirements Facilitating safe and responsible program activities in hard-to-reach areas, including those that are operationally challenging and with high levels of non-state armed group influence Cultivating a transparent, accountable, and analysis-driven security culture across the Area Line management for security staff such as Security Officers, Assistants, and Guards and Radio Operators under them Member of the Area Management Team, responsible for addressing issues related to safety and security In Coordination with the Area Manager and Advisor" id="link" class="link">Security Advisor, maintenance of extensive information networks across a range of sources, including but not limited to conflict actors, government, UN, other NGOs, and community gatekeepers

Generic professional competencies: 

Minimum five years’ experience of working as a Security Officer or Manager in a humanitarian or development context Educated to a higher level (degree in Social Sciences or related field) Previous experience of working in complex and volatile contexts Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile  Fluency in English, both written and verbal 

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience: 

Area specific knowledge of the security context and threat environment Extensive experience cultivating relationships across sectors and communities Knowledge of the language local to Area  Completed undergraduate study/ graduated from university Strong conflict analysis and mapping skills Excellent understanding of security as an enabling function of program support Good understanding of security management in humanitarian context, including physical security

Behavioural competencies:

Strong inter-personal skills Robust and independent problem-solving abilities Managing resources to optimize results Managing performance and development Handling complex environments Empowering and building trust in team

Performance Management:

The Job Description  The Work and Development Plan  The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template The End-term Performance Review Template The NRC Competency Framework


Educated to a higher level (Police academy, military diploma, degree in Social Sciences or related field)

Personal Qualities:

Planning and delivering results Communicating with impact and respect Handling insecure environment Empowering and building trust


Dari English Pashto

We offer:

Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale. NRC has medical coverage for staff plus 4 dependents.  Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labour Law. Top up Credit card on monthly basis
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