Health, Safety and Security Coordinator At Norwegian Refugee Council

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

What we are looking for:

An experienced Health, Safety and Security (HSS)Coordinator who will be responsible for the safety and security of NRC staff and assets and ensure that NRC’s global and regional HSS policies and strategies are implemented across NRC’s areas of operation.

What you will do:

  • Implementation of the NRC Health, Safety and Security Risk Management System.
  • Oversee and/or conduct Security Risk Analysis (SRA) according to minimum operational requirements (MOSS)
  • Lead the development of security plans and contingency plans in NRC’s areas of operation and the Area Office.
  • Develop and updating HSS strategies, plans, and SOPs, as well as providing HSS mitigation measures for safe and secure programming.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • Ensure security support to projects targeting beneficiaries and explore and assess new and better ways to support Programme teams.
  • Contribute to implementation of Safe and Inclusive Programming Minimum Standards across the area of work.
  • Support humanitarian access efforts in the operational area.
  • Monitor and analyze the context (overall security situation, risks, and most likely scenarios), ensuring reliable security information as basis for informed decision-making.
  • Work with management to ensure that the relevant mitigation measures are in place in the field and within our processes to reduce risks to an acceptable level.
  • Work with management to ensure that all staff give their informed consent based on briefing upon arrival and that updates are regularly shared on security situations.
  • Ensure that Duty of Care (DoC) HSS standards are upheld at all times and that corrective measures are implemented when weaknesses are identified in collaboration with HR.
  • Work with the AMT on emergency preparedness as it pertains to programmes, providing oversight and technical support regarding security and emergency evacuations.
  • As a key member of the Crisis Management Team, provide sustained support to operational teams and management during an incident.
  • Contribute to improve humanitarian access for NRC operations across Palestine by providing technical support on tools and strategies, ensuring capacity building for field staff, and supporting the Area Manager and programme / support staff in managing access related incidents.
  • Facilitate ongoing culture of learning as it relates to health, safety and security and arrange for ongoing training including HEAT, on-site training, etc. in line with NRC policies.
  • Network, communicate and cooperate with relevant external HSS actors and pursue and develop relationships with a variety of stakeholders to increase and maintain humanitarian access.
  • Contribute to NRC’s Risk Management process supporting Risk & Compliance Coordinator and other Risk Owners in identifying, assessing, and managing organizational risks.
  • Representing NRC in HSS working groups.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.

What you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of three years of relevant experience in the same/similar functional area preferable with NGOs/UN Agency.
  • Demonstrated ability of decision-making, incident management, conflict resolution and negotiation.
  • Experience in working with and understanding risk management with a focus on risks related to security and safety.
  • Experience in delivering training.
  • Experience in liaising with communities and authorities as well as with NGOs.
  • Understanding security and safety management processes in a humanitarian INGO context.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage stress.
  • Fluency in English both written and verbal. Fluency in Arabic is Mandatory, knowledge of Hebrew language is an asset.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Jerusalem, Palestine
  • Contract: 12 months (Renewal is subject to performance and funds availability)
  • Travel: Minimum of 40% time to NRC operational areas
  • Salary/benefits: grade 7 on NRC’s salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

NRC currently has over 3,000 staff across the Middle East dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya and Palestine. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, WASH, Livelihoods and Food Security, and Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) to vulnerable displaced people that were forced to flee.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC’s operations in Palestine here.


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.

How to apply

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your national identification card. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV here in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • This position is open to candidates who have the legal right to work in Palestine. Due to legal restrictions in obtaining visas for some applicants please click on the link to confirm your eligibility before sending your application.
  • We receive many applications for each vacant position and so only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered. Recruitment is being done on a rolling basis so please send in your application at the first opportunity.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email mero.recruitment@nrc.nowith the job title as the subject line.