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  • Posted: Feb 9, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 18, 2021
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    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 ...
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    Health Security & Safety Officer

    Job Description

    • Implement NRC’s HSS Policies and guidelines in Plateau State 
    • Conduct regular security risk assessments of NRC offices, Guest Houses in order to implement mitigation measures guided by the MOISS standards.
    • Conduct HSS Briefing and Induction to all staff, new hired and visitors to Plateau state. Keep recorded of all briefing conducted following the informed consent guideline.
    •  In Collaboration with the HSS Coordinator, he/she will support in conducting mandatory HSS training to NRC staff deployed in Plateau State.
    • Supervise contacted security guards and act as liaison with the security guard company management.
    • Ensure that all incidents impacting NRC staff, assets and programs in Plateau are reported and documented in NRC Protect Platform.
    • Develop a staff travel tracking system in collaboration with the HSS CMC in Maiduguri Country Office.
    • Liaison with UN agencies, NGOs and other external actors for the purposes of information sharing and collaboration in Plateau State.
    • Collate and prepare a weekly security report of Plateau state and submitting to AM and HSSC.
    • Work closely with HSS Humanitarian Access Coordinator to report, track and monitor access challenges, enablers and constraints.

    Specific responsibilities

    • Give regular daily context update to the Area Manager before commencement of field activities.
    • Make available different key contact persons in different LGA where NRC will be implementing activities.
    • Ensure that access control procedures to the Office/Guest House are in place and adequately enforced by the security guards.
    • Is a member of the COVID – 19 Area Office Committee and works with the Area Manager to implement COVID – 19 prevention measures in NRC office.
    • Liaison with different stakeholders and support the Area Manager in organizing meetings when required.
    • Support Logistic Team to conduct safety assessment of vehicles rented for use by NRC
    • Ensure that all communication equipment (Satellite phones, GPS trackers) are in good working condition and available for use by staff.
    • Conduct daily staff headcount and report to HSS CMC

     professional competencies for this position:

    • Strong interpersonal skills, including capacities to negotiate with non-government stakeholders
    • Strong Report-writing ability and security incident analysis   
    • 1 to 2 years of working experience within a similar function in safety and security management with INGOs, the UN, or government or private sector.
    • Previous experience from working in complex and emergency contexts, particularly in the North East Nigeria is desired
    • University or advanced degree in Social Studies, Administration, Security Management, Humanitarian/Refugee Affairs, and Disaster Risk Management.  HND in relevant similar field will be considered.
    • Previous work experience and service in the uniformed forces (military, police, Prisons, NCDC, etc) is a desired advantage. Certificate of good service discharge will be required.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English. Understanding of local language is mandatory (Hausa, Birom, Fulani etc)
    • Basic and advance computer skills is mandatory ( MS Word, Excel, PPT, Outlook)
    • Working skills of communication equipment (VHF Radio, Satellite Phones, GPS tracker)
    • Basic web based mapping knowledge or GIS

    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.

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