Health Safety and Security Manager – Mogadisho

  • Full time
  • 6 months ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On Jan 29 ,2021
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 5 years

Job Description

Job Description

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

The Country ‘Health, Safety, and Security’ (HSS) Manager will ensure the right organisational foundations are laid for a high-performance humanitarian operation in high-risk contexts.  This necessitates that not only the security management system and HSS management standards are both developed and maintained, but also that the HSS manager can apply themselves to issues of humanitarian access, civil-military coordination, and incident and crisis management preparedness.

There will be a strong emphasis on national staff and general team capacity development on HSS-relevant skills and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as well as promoting a positive organisational culture befitting of a frontline (and sometimes ‘crossline’) humanitarian organisation.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Development and implementation of 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
  • Management of security staff at country office
  • Support, training, control and development of security staff in all offices
  • Prepare reports as required
  • Communicate and cooperate with relevant external security actors
  • Train and develop staff in safety and security
  • Ensuring Country Management Group CMG is kept abreast on all aspects of safety management across Somalia and specifically programmes areas
  • Ensuring safety risk assessment of hard to reach areas are conducted in terms of staff movements, offices, programme activities and operational safety.
  • Ensure that all safety procedure and protocols are updated as per the security context, known, understood, implemented and adhered to by all staff.
  • Develop capacity of country, area and field level management teams to manage critical incidents and potential crises. Ensure staff trained, briefed to minimum standards in personal security.
  • Ensure the safety and security procedures are in place, are appropriate and reflect the organizational policies are reviewed on regular basis (no longer than quarterly) and that all staff is aware of and complies with these procedures.
  • Weekly reports being prepared and submitted and Technical support through consultations provided in person, by phone, or e-mail to the senior staff/program team in the field offices.


  • Minimum five years of experience from working as a senior Health Safety and Security Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context preferably in Africa, or the Middle East.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills;
  • Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure;
  • Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments;
  • Willingness to work and live in often-remote areas under basic conditions;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
  • Experience with humanitarian access analysis, civil-military coordination
  • Experience with staff training, development, coaching, and mentoring
  • Valid driver’s license

Personal Qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Initiating action and change
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Influencing

To learn more about this role, please click on this link Health Safety and Security Manager

What we can offer

12 Months of full-time contract

A Competitive salary and benefits according to International staff terms and conditions, including contributions to a pension fund

Grade:  9 in NRC's grade structure

Duty station:  Mogadishu, Somalia with 60 % travel to the field

Start date: 1 March 2021

An approved health certificate will be requested before the contract start!

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.