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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.

Country Safety Advisor

Locations: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Type: Expatriate contract

The Job

  • 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:

Overall Objectives

  • 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

Capacity Building:

  • 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

Briefings:

  • 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)

Field Travel:

  • 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)

Preferable:

  • 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)

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant area of study
  • Master’s Degree preferred

Languages:

  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Others:

  • 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.

We Offer

  • Employment category: N.M.F (A 12)
  • Unit/department: Safety
  • Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria with frequent travel to the field in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states; travel to Abuja as needed
  • Authorization level: As per IDRA
  • Reporting to: Country Director with a technical compliance reporting line to the Regional Safety Advisor
  • Direct reports: Technical management of Safety Officers

Method of Application

Note

  • All applicants must upload a Cover Letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English
  • Applications sent by email will not be considered
  • Kindly note that DRC/DDG Nigeria reserves the right to recruit before the end of the posting period.

More Information

  • Job City Borno
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The Danish Refugee Council is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to conflict affected communities and persons. The activities are categorized in ten sectors:

Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection, Income Generation, Coordination & Operational Services, Community Infrastructure & Services, Humanitarian Mine Action, Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Education.

Here you can read some short exemplifications of what types of activities the respective sectors include:

Shelter and Non-food Items: Provision of emergency shelter, emergency cash grants, rehabilitation of housing, distribution of non-food items (NFIs) and provision of return and repatriation kits.

Food Security: Emergency food provision or food voucher programmes. Training and capacity development in agriculture, agricultural inputs (e.g. tools and seeds), agricultural grants.

Protection: Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, child protection initiatives, individual protection assistance based on vulnerability, legal aid, land & property rights, sexual and gender-based violence prevention, registration services for the internally displaced and refugees, monitoring of rights and rights awareness-raising, facilitation of return and repatriation processes.

Income Generation: Business training and SME development, business grants, life-skills training, literacy and numeracy training, vocational training, micro-credit loans, savings groups, group enterprise development and facilitation.

Coordination & Operational Services: Coordination and management of refugee and IDP camps, active participation in UN cluster coordination, humanitarian surveys and studies, facilitation of NGO Networks focused on displacement solutions, capacity development, training and support to local NGOs, secondment of experts to UN emergency operations worldwide

Community Infrastructure & Services: Provision of physical infrastructure like roads, bridges, community centres, irrigation systems or other community structures, facilitation and training of infrastructure management groups at community level, facilitation and funding of community development plans, initiatives for disaster risk reduction at community level.

Humanitarian Mine Action: Manual or mechanical mine clearance, clearance of former battle areas, education for affected communities – with special focus on children on how to avoid harm from mines and UXO, surveys of expected and confirmed mined or UXO areas, explosive ordnance disposal and stockpile destruction, capacity building of national demining institutions.

Armed Violence Reduction (AVR): Education in procedures for safe storage and safe handling of small arms and light weapons (SALW), capacity building of institutions for safety, local and community level conflict management and mitigation.

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH): Emergency water supply, hygiene item distribution, hygiene information and education, construction of latrines, installation water points, wells and water storage. Water purification.

Education: Education grants and fee support, school feeding programmes, teacher training and support, school materials provision and construction or rehabilitation of school structures.

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0 USD Borno CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

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.

Country Safety Advisor

Locations: Maiduguri, Borno Contract Type: Expatriate contractThe Job

  • 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:

Overall Objectives

  • 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

Capacity Building:

  • 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

Briefings:

  • 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)

Field Travel:

  • 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)

Preferable:

  • 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)

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant area of study
  • Master's Degree preferred

Languages:

  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Others:

  • 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.

We Offer

  • Employment category: N.M.F (A 12)
  • Unit/department: Safety
  • Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria with frequent travel to the field in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states; travel to Abuja as needed
  • Authorization level: As per IDRA
  • Reporting to: Country Director with a technical compliance reporting line to the Regional Safety Advisor
  • Direct reports: Technical management of Safety Officers

Method of Application

Note

  • All applicants must upload a Cover Letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English
  • Applications sent by email will not be considered
  • Kindly note that DRC/DDG Nigeria reserves the right to recruit before the end of the posting period.
2019-05-14

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