Employer:Norwegian Refugee Council
Location: South Sudan
Closing date: 04 Jun 2017
THIS IS A SENIOR SECURITY ADVISORY ROLE. YOU MUST HAVE CONSIDERABLE SAFETY & SECURITY MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE IN A COMPLEX SECURITY ENVIRONMENT IN ORDER TO APPLY.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been operational in South Sudan since 2004 providing assistance to IDPs, returnees, refugees and host communities in areas affected by displacement. NRC currently operates an integrated programme focused on six sectors (core competencies): Education, Shelter, Food Security, WASH, Camp Coordination/Camp Management (CCCM) and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).
NRC programmes are designed to provide protection and durable solutions for IDPs, refugees and returnees. In South Sudan NRC focuses both on emergency humanitarian responses and early recovery work.
Reporting to the Country Director, the role of the Security Adviser is to carry out continuous security assessments and advice the Country Director/CMG and the rest of the staff in the entire country.
This same advert may be used to deployment to other Country offices other than one initial published for.
Develop and implement the NRC Security Management Systems and Procedures at national level
Review NRC Security Management Systems and Procedures and revise based on changes to the context
Provide Country Management Group (CMG) with strategic advice based on changes to the context
Ensure all staff, mainly CMG are fully aware of security context of the country and all operational areas.
Act as an adviser to CMT leader during a crisis and take lead as and when delegated
Minimize/mitigate security risks to staff, assets, operations and image of NRC
Management of security staff at country office
Support, train and capacity build security staff in all offices
Ensure all staff receive context specific safety and security related trainings
Prepare reports as required
Ensure NRC is a proactive member of security coordination mechanisms in national and field level
Ensure NRC has sufficient funds to cover for safety and security costs
Specific Roles and Responsibilities are:
Conduct Security Risk Analysis (SRA) for country as well as individual operational areas and revise these periodically according to minimum operational requirements (MOSS)
Ensure NRC South Sudan programme is compliant with global minimum operating standards for safety and security and duty of care as outlined in Balance Score Cards.
Ensure all staff have adequate training on safety and security and first aid
Carry out daily and weekly situational analysis and provide strategic advice to Country Director and CMG accordingly
Oversee and provide necessary advice on developing safety and security plans for Rapid Response Missions
Take part in Go/No Go meetings providing inputs to new proposals/concept notes/budgets
Be an active member of NGO security coordination mechanisms in national level and ensure field offices do the same.
Ensure internal information gathering, storing and sharing systems are in place
Maintain a database of contacts at national level and field level that could be useful during negotiations and crises situations.
Ensure all field offices are compliance with MOSS by carrying out periodic audits
Ensure all offices are fully equipped to monitor movements, respond to emergencies i.e.- medical, hibernation, relocation/evacuation etc.
Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior Security Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Knowledge of the context in South Sudan
Knowledge of the local language would be an added advantage
Experience with start-up, exit or similar
Valid driver’s license
Industrial safety / Civil defence
College / University, Bachelor’s degree
Handling insecure environments
Initiating action and change
Empowering and building trust
Commencement: July, 2017
Contract period: 12 months – with possible extension
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
Duty station: Juba
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.
Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location
Travel: Some travelling must be expected