The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation. We provide assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. What is NRC? NRC promotes and protects the rights of refugees and people who have been displaced within their own country. We take action during situtations of armed conflict, and engage in other contextes where our competences will add value. The majority of our 5000 staff members are national employees in NRC’s projects in around 25 countries worldwide. All our projects are supervised by the NRC Head Office in Oslo. NRC was established in 1946 under the name Aid to Europe, to assist refugees in Europe after World War II. Today NRC is organised as an independent, private foundation. We cooperate closely with the UN and other humanitarian organisations, around the world as well as in Norway. What does NRC do? Programme Activities: NRC’s main activity is the deliverance of humanitarian aid through programme activities in the field. NRC specialises in five programme areas, or core competences – Shelter, Food Security, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education, and Information Counselling and Legal Aid (ICLA). The core competences are adaptive to different contexts and mutually reinforcing.
- Job Type: Full Time
- Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
- Experience: 3 years
- Location: Lagos
- Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit , Project Management
The role and responsibilities
The Regional Roving HSS Manager is deployed to Country Offices in order to serve as a gap fill or to provide additional health, safety and security support, advice, and trainings. This position reports to the Regional Head of HSS who is responsible for assigning deployments and tasks. When deployed, the Regional Roving HSS Manager falls under the direct supervision of the Country Director, with technical supervision from the Regional Head of HSS.
- Deploys to fill vacant CO (Country Office) HSS Manager or Regional HSS positions and assumes their tasks and responsibilities while deployed.
- Develop and implement the NRC Security Management System at national level
- Conduct Security Risk Analysis (SRA) according to minimum operational requirements (MOSS)
- Minimize security risks to the operations of NRC
- Manage security staff at country office
- Conduct support, training, and development of security staff in all offices
- Serve as a key member of Crisis Management Teams
- Prepare reports as required
- Communicate and cooperate with relevant external security actors
- Train and develop staff in safety and security
- Assist with the development and implementation of the NRC HSS risk management system
- Prove expert advice and collaborate closely with access teams
- Deploys to implement an initiative on behalf the Regional Office HSS Section in the Regional Office or Country Offices.
- May be required to act as a Regional Head of HSS during leave periods or vacancies.
- Ensure that solutions respect both the rules and principles of the HSS risk management system of NRC, as well as the humanitarian standards of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence.
- Ensure the implementation of minimum infrastructure standards in collaboration with Logistics and administration departments
During deployments to Country Offices:
- Serve as Country Office Health management focal person
- Develop and share with CO and RO country weekly security context report
- Liaise with HOP and Finance Manager to ensure that Security needs and activities are adequately budgeted
- Monitor and assess Security service providers performance
- Provide Country management group (CMG) with strategic advice based on changes to the context
- Lead and monitor the implementation and compliance of NRC HSS risk management framework and reduce risks towards NRC staff, programs, organization, project participants, and assets.
In addition, to be considered for this role, you will have the following:
- Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context in the field of health, safety and/or security.
- Proven, solid and relevant experience in HSS work, including in crisis management, preferably in the NGO (non-governmental organisations) environment.
- Proven experience as a trainer.
- Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts (posted in a high-risk environment).
- Proven experience in administration and team management.
- Ability to handle a large workload and work under pressure.
- Proven training skills to humanitarian organisations on security risk assessment, operational security, and/or crisis management.
- Information analysis experience is an asset.
- Flexible and with a strong team spirit.
- Result and service oriented with excellent communication skills.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Fluency in English and French both written and verbal.
- Knowledge of the context in Central and West Africa is an asset.
- International professional experience.
- Handling insecure environments.
- Planning and delivering results.
- Coping with change.
- Empowering and building trust.
- Communicating with impact and respect.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified? Go to Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on ekum.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com to apply