Health Safety & Security Coordinator CAR Bangui (National Position) At Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


The /HSS Coordinator is responsible for health, safety and security management at NRC. He/she under the supervision of the HSS Manager.  

General responsibilities :

  • Implement NRC health, safety and security systems and procedures. 
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, manuals, guidelines and donor requirements.
  • Prepare and submit the various safety and security reports. 
  • Ensures a follow-up of the security context, its analysis, and maintains contacts, to facilitate humanitarian operations. 
  • Support the HSS Manager in the responsibilities of the department of health, safety, security, and /replaces it in his absence. 
  • Supervise the security team and provide technical support to the HSS Officers and ensure that the security team is trained.
  • Ensure proper archiving of HSS documents on the NRC data server.
  • Encourage and make proposals to enhance the safety function.

Specific responsibilities : 

  1. Health management, safety, security : 
  • Maintain and update a network for the collection of safe data and information, in order to have a better analysis of trends in CAR, and keep the file up to date;
  • Actively participate in threat and risk assessments, brief staff;
  • Conduct visits to sub-offices to raise awareness and ensure compliance with NRC security procedures; and;
  • Provide support to HSS and MAs, to the extent possible, on security aspects related to access;
  • Identify and implement security strategies that allow humanitarian activities to take place in the best possible conditions;
  • Support teams in the field during’ support missions and provide technical support to the Areas 
  • Attend security meetings, including OCHA and INSO;
  • Support the hierarchy to manage critical incidents and crises;
  • Review the FISH standards on NRC ( staffs, offices, bases, warehouses ) and Ensure that all areas ( Areas ) are in compliance with MOSS and MORSS standards;
  • Ensure that SOPs are known and respected by all personnel;
  • Ensure that communication procedures are followed by all;
  • In conjunction with the logistics department, regularly ensure that communications equipment is available and in working order;
  • Act as a safety focal point for BANGUI and other NRC activity zones or a focal point for one of the zones to be determined;
  • Visit the Areas to do check spots in accordance with NRC security procedures;
  • Provide morning briefings and visitors to the mission;
  • Provide support to the HSS manager on the logistical and financial aspects related to HSS. 


          2. Production of reports : 

  • Participate in the revision of the following documents : Security plan, Plan d’ evacuation, MEDEVAC plan, Plan of management of crises and critical incidents, SOPs, Welcome document, Security Risk Assessment;
  • Maintain and update the incident register and follow up closely;
  • Produce daily, weekly and monthly reports to the HSS Manager and any other requested ad hoc reports including mapping.

         3. Training of teams : 

  • Be a trainer or co-trainer for internal security training (NRC);
  • In collaboration with the HSS Manager, S’ ensures that NRC staff attend HEAT and UNDSS online training (BSAFE) for international staff and FFA, HEIST and BSAFE for national staff;
  • be responsible for monitoring the security training register.

          4. Management of’team : 

  • Provide technical support to the secure Areas focal points;
  • Support line supervisors of security officers to review their performance/performance.

The following professional skills are sought:

  • Bac +3 in Social Sciences (Geography, Sociopolitics,etc.). 
  • Professional experience as a security manager /safety in a humanitarian, complex and unstable context.
  • Comprehension of the context of CAR at the national level in a global way), demonstrated capacities of’analysis, expertise in the management of’incidents, and network of contacts already established (or facilitated to create).
  • The mastery of French in the written’ and the ability to write reports is essential: writing, analysis and synthesis.
  • Good knowledge of computer tools (Excel/word /cards ) Internet and other software.
  • Personality demonstrating : professionalism, rigor, efficiency, proactivity, determination, attention to detail, willingness to progress, ability to listen, ability to advise, influence and convince, coach, etc, good stress and workload management, open-minded, sociable. 

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.