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.
Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world, situated at the heart of the Sahel. Niger has a lack of state capacity to respond to humanitarian crises and is also bordered by countries affected by conflict and instability (Chad, Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso and Libya in the far North). Then it is part of the migration route towards Northern Africa. Niger recently has been experiencing deterioration in security; rise in cross-border attacks by non-state armed groups – targeting armed forces and community leaders. It has been receiving many refugees from Nigeria, Mali and lately from Burkina Faso.
Burkina Faso has been experiencing an unprecedented rise in violence and humanitarian needs since early 2019. Burkina Faso was a relatively stable country but now the number of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) continue to increase as the government continues struggling to contain the incursions of the non-state armed groups. In January 2019 there were only approximately 20,000 IDPS, now there is estimated to be more than 1,000,000 IDPs and this is expected to continue.
NRC’s programme portfolio includes all four core competencies of NRC. ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), Livelihood and Food Security, WASH, Shelter and Education.
We are now recruiting a Health Safety and Security Manager (HSSM) for our country operation in Burkina Faso and Niger. The HSSM will be responsible for development and implementation of the security risk management policy of NRC in Burkina Faso and Niger.
The HSSM reports to the Country Director (CD).
Duties and Responsibilities
Development and implementation of the NRC Security Management Policy 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
Responsible for the implementation of the security risk management policy of NRC in BFN;
Lead, orient and supervise the National Security Adviser who collaborate with the team of liaison officers and radio operators of NRC in BFN;
Lead and monitor the implementation and compliance of NRC security risk management policy, and reduce risks by seeking creative solutions for mitigation to (in order of priority): NRC staff, programs, organization, beneficiaries and assets;
Undertake regularly missions in the field and provide technical support and security advice to the Area Managers (AM);
Conduct assessment of and analysis on the context in NRC’s geographical area of operations and be able to advise country director and management group on the potential impact on access to beneficiaries;
Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior Health Safety and Security Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
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 French and English is essential, both written and verbal
Valid driver’s license
Handling insecure environments
Initiating action and change
Empowering and building trust
What we Offer
Commencement: October 2020
Duration: 12 months with a potential of extension
Duty station: Ouagadougou with frequent travel to the field
Salary/benefits: Grade 9 of NRC Salary Grid
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