Staff Safety Manager (National Position)

Staff Safety Manager (National Position)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Norwegian Refugee Council(NRC) - Ethiopia

Staff Safety Manager (National Position) - Ethiopia

Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.


The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

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.

Job description

Conduct Security Risk Analysis (SRA) for country as well as individual operational areas and revise these periodically according to minimum operational requirements (MOSS)

Update MOSS compliance score cards on a monthly basis

Ensure all staff have completed UN’s “Basic Security in The Field” and “Advanced Security in the Filed” online courses

Ensure all staff have received Hostile Environment Individual Security Training (HEIST) and first aid training

Carry out daily and weekly situational analysis and provide strategic advice to Country Director and Country Management Group 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

Compile and send weekly reports to HQ

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.


Graduate with the minimum of 5 years of experience as a senior Security Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context

Education field


    Administration / Organisation / Management


Education level


    College / University, Bachelor's degree


Personal qualities

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

Valid driver’s license

Knowledge of the context in Ethiopia, proven writing and reporting skills





We offer

commencement: ASAP, shortlisting and Interviews will continue as applications are received

Contract period: 12 Months

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions

Duty station: Addis Ababa with frequent travel to Area Offices


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“Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as NRC offers attractive salary and benefit with on-the-job training opportunities!”

Miscellaneous info


    Travel: Approx. 150 days travel


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