Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is recruiting for contract Country Safety Advisor.
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, and wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.
The Country Safety Advisor (CSA) will manage all aspects of the DRC Safety Risk Management (SRM) system in all of Nigeria, for both DRC and DDG programmes
The CSA, in consultation with local safety staff and programme manager, under the technical supervision of Regional Safety Advisor and under the direct line management of the Country Director is expected to pursue the following objectives and duties in his/her daily work:
Manage the development and implementation of the Danish Refugee Council’s (DRC’s) Safety Risk Management System (SRMS)
Ensure compliance with DRC safety policy as stated in Chapters 19 & 20 of the DRC Operations Handbook
Supervise and mentor the Local Safety Officers (LSOs) in Yola and Mubi and the Safety Focal Point (SFP) in Abuja
Develop policies and procedure, in coordination with project staff, for the safe delivery of program activities
Responsibilities Risk Analysis:
Conduct regular Safety Risk Assessments (SRA) for each programme area pursuant to DRC Safety Policy
Provide quality control for SRAs
Safety Improvement Plans:
Based on the SRA, advise programmes on achievable and cost-effective mitigation measures through the development of contextualized Safety Improvement Plans
Supervise and monitor the progress of Safety Improvement Plans
Minimum Operating Safety Standards (MOSS)
Ensure Nigeria is compliant with the DRC global MOSS
Based on the SRA, advise programmes on context specific MOSS requirements
Monitor programme compliance with MOSS
Local Safety Rules (LSR):
Based on the SRA and MOSS, ensure all areas have updated LSR
Ensure all staff are provided with a copy of the LSR and are briefed on their responsibilities
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs):
Ensure each programme area has appropriate SOPs developed and implemented
Monitor compliance with SOPs
Contingency Plans (CPs):
Facilitate the development of context-specific contingency plans for each programme area
Support Incident Management Teams (IMTs) with the implementation of contingency plans
Conduct regular reviews with IMTs to ensure CPs are up to date, realistic and understood
Conduct - or facilitate the delivery of - safety training for staff at all levels
Ensure watchmen and guards are trained and aware of their responsibilities, in accordance with the SOPs governing access control Liaison
Develop a network of contacts through other NGOs, UNDSS, Government agencies and other useful contacts
Act as the primary representative for DRC Nigeria on safety matters
Crisis and Critical Incident Management:
Act as the Country level coordinator for the Incident Management Team (IMT)
Ensure IMT members are aware of their responsibilities
Ensure IMT logs are maintained and updated as required
Advise the IMT at country and area levels on safety related issues
Act as the primary point of contact for safety related matters with the Regional Office and other local actors (UNDSS, etc)
Conduct after action reviews of all critical incidents to facilitate organizational learning
Information Management and Reporting:
Maintain detailed soft and hard copy files of all relevant safety documents
Monitor the overall situation and provide regular situation reports
Maintain an up-to-date incident tracking database
Provide staff with relevant and concise safety related information and analysis, both through external and internal reports, publications, etc
Coordinate the submission of Safety Incident Reports and ensure that all SIRs are completed within 48 hours of an incident occurring
Conduct post-incident inquiries, if required, and monitor compliance with action points on SIRs
Ensure an up-to-date visitor briefing package is provided to all visitors and international staff
Conduct safety briefings for all visitors and international staff at the country level; at the field level, ensure that individual areas do the same
Provide briefings on thematic and specific issues, as requested by the Country Director or Regional Safety Advisor (RSA)
Ensure compliance with the Field Travel SOP
Assist with the planning of field travel, including briefing escorts if required
Act as the focal point for issues related to armed escorts
When required, manager and coordinate field travel
Experience and Technical Competencies Essential:
At least 3 years’ experience working with NGOs and/or other international agencies
Experience working in the designated area of operations (West Africa)
Management and/or supervisory experience within an NGO
Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
Stable, moral and robust character and a good team-player
Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humour
Proven commitment to accountability practices.
Emergency First Aid qualification (within the last year)
Training in safety, fire and evacuation procedures
Training in safety and disaster management
NGO/UN Security Management experience
Military/Police experience (those with officer-level or senior non-commissioned officer rank should apply)
Min Required Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in relevant area of study
Master's Degree preferred
Fluent in written and spoken English
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.
Contract length: One-year contract
Level: N.M.F (A 12)
Designation of Duty Station: Maiduguri, Borno State. Non-family Duty station
Start date: As soon as possible
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.
For questions regarding the vacancy please contact Mr. Zeljko Toncic: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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