Health, Safety and Security Team Leader job at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Health, Safety and Security Team Leader job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 20 December 2021

Hiring Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Details:

Position: Health, Safety and Security Team Leader
Reports to: Country Director
Duty station: Country Office
Travel: 50 %

Role and responsibilities
The Health Safety and Security (HSS) Team Leader is responsible for overseeing various day-to-day HSS related activities at Country office, and providing direct support and being the liaison of all HSS activities across the country. He/She will provide guidance on HSS matters and conduct security risk and assessments and will contribute to the production of SOPs, and security packages.

Generic responsibilities (max 10)
These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential.
1. Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards
2. Implement and train staff on NRC HSS policies and procedures.
3. Provide daily follow up on all HSS related activities.
4. Advice and support staff on HSS procedures, policies, and documents required.
5. Prepare periodic related reports, advise on best practices, and suggest improvements.
6. Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
7. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities, stakeholders and communities
8. Report all breaches of safety and security procedures and all threats to NRC staff, beneficiaries, activities, or assets.
9. Promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards and principles within NRC and amongst beneficiaries served by NRC.
10. Ensure that NRC’s related activities are implemented within NRC’s Protection mainstreaming guidelines and report any breaches/concerns to the line manager and/or focal point for proper action.

Specific responsibilities
1. Support in the annual revision of field office security plans, evacuation plans, relocation, hibernation, and other related procedures, and provide necessary feedback for the country security plan.
2. Carry out MORSS assessments of NRC premises related to Country Office activities.
3. Monitor, analyse, and update the local political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and legal (PESTEL) context on regular basis and as necessary. Assess possible developments and impacts on current and/or future NRC operations and environment.
4. Support in security risk assessments as required.
5. Support the country office in dealing with access related issues for NRC
6. Support programme staff in planning and implementing risk mitigation strategies to improve access to hard to reach areas or new areas of operation.
7. Record and map safety and security incidents both internally in NRC and within the context in general to be used as guide for adapting set policies and procedures as needed.
8. Assist in the preparation and submission of incident reports and ensure timely preparation of the subject weekly report while maintaining incident database.
9. Conduct inductions for new and existing NRC staff at Country Office.
10. Maintain HSS training records, and develop training materials in response to the evolving context.
11. Maintain active formal /informal contact and relations with Safety/Liaison counterparts from peer agencies and support Local Humanitarian Partners in managing safety and security and carrying out sound security risk assessments relevant to the programs they implement on behalf of NRC.

Generic professional competencies:
• Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Law, Public Administration, Social Work, or any related field.
• Minimum 3 years of experience in in Health, Safety, and Security in a humanitarian/ recovery context.
• Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
• Fluency in English, both written and verbal is required
• Sound knowledge of the context in Uganda and the surrounding regions/countries
• Experience in staff management, mentoring, coaching, training
• Advanced computer skills Office 365 and Microsoft programs
• Sound knowledge of operational risk management
About Us
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 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 requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment.

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Date Posted: 2021-12-06