Regional Roving HSS Adviser – Middle East Office – Open to internal candidates

Norwegian Refugee Council

What we are looking for

Experience from working as a senior Security Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context with experience working with civilian and military interlocutors.

Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, experience in the Middle East is preferable. Knowledge of NRC policies and procedures is an advantage.

Good knowledge and understanding of the Middle East & North Africa(MENA) context is important for this position.

What you will do

The purpose of the Regional Roving Health, Safety & Security Advisor position is to provide security management expertise to country offices in close collaboration with country Health, Safety & Security (HSS) teams and the regional HSS teams.

The post holder will be required to travel extensively within the regions of assignment, building capacity of country HSS teams, backstopping for the HSS Managers in their absence, and providing additional capacity to in country finance teams during seasons of additional and or increased workload.

The Regional Roving HSS Advisor will be expected to provide support to country offices during emergency responses while contributing to the development and advancement of financial policies and procedures.

Key responsibilities:

  • Implementation of the NRC Health, Safety and Security Risk Management System at national level.
  • Oversee and/or conduct Security Risk Analysis (SRA) according to minimum operational requirements (MOSS), ensuring reliable security information as basis for informed decision-making.
  • Provide Country Management Group (CMG) with strategic advice based on changes to the context and 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, while ensuring that all staff give their informed consent based on briefing upon arrival and that updates are regularly shared on security situations.
  • Work with the CMG 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.
  • Oversee and support HSS risk management for staff, assets, operation and reputation of NRC. Contribute to NRC’s Risk Management process supporting Risk & Compliance teams and other Risk Owners in identifying, assessing and managing organizational risks.
  • Develop and maintain national HSS documents and procedures including strategy, budget and reporting, ensuring consistency and accountability of security and safety procedures across the whole country programme.
  • Contribute to improve humanitarian access for NRC operations across MERO countries by providing technical support on tools and strategies, ensuring capacity building for field staff and supporting AM and programme / support staff in managing access related incidents.
  • Management, training and development of staff in safety and security.
  • Representing NRC in HSS working groups, 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.
  • Facilitate on ongoing culture of learning as it relates to health, safety and security and arrange for ongoing trainings including HEAT, on-site training, etc. in line with NRC policies.

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

What you will bring

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior Security Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Experience working with civilian and military interlocutors.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, experience in the Middle East is preferable.
  • Knowledge of NRC policies and procedures is an advantage
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Knowledge of Arabic is a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license

What we offer

  • Duty station: Roving
  • Contract: 6 months renewable.
  • Travel: Up to 80% to MENA Country Offices locations.
  • Salary/benefits: Grade 9 on NRC’s salary scales, 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.

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Important information about the application process

  • We invite applications from all qualified and interested internal candidates. Please ensure you attach copies of your academic and professional certificates.
  • To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email address or click on Opportunity Marketplace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • 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.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email [email protected] with the job title as the subject line.

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.

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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

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